A freight forwarder is a key mediator in the international shipment of ocean freight cargo. They act on behalf of the importer and exporter and coordinate with all the players involved in an ocean freight shipment. A freight forwarder’s responsibilities include:
The best freight forwarding companies typically cover the entire logistical process of an international ocean freight shipment. This includes the pick up in the country of origin until the drop off in the final destination country.
Depending on the cargo’s pick up and drop off points, freight services include:
An online freight forwarder or online cargo agent is an international ocean freight company that accelerates the process of booking and managing your ocean freight shipment with technology.
The online process is entirely customized to your needs and for transportation services required. Get a quote for your international shipment in seconds (not days) and manage all documentation and tracking online — whenever, wherever. Our logistics specialists are also available to assist you.
With so many players involved in such an intricate and convoluted manner, ocean freight shipping is certainly complex. That’s why it’s important to work with a competent shipping company that can cover all your business needs.
Before deciding on a freight forwarder to work with on your international shipping, there are certain key aspects to consider:
Regardless of whether you’re shipping FCL or LCL, you can obtain an instant shipping quote with our ocean freight calculator
With our comprehensive database of 74,000 ports and postal codes across the world offering 250,000 rates and 40,000 routes, you can select the ocean freight rate that best suits your needs.
Once you have the quote you’re happy with, complete the reservation and manage all your documentation and track your container with our online platform.
iContainers is a global freight forwarder with offices in the world’s main logistics hubs such as Miami, Barcelona, and the Dominican Republic.
"Customs duties play an important role in your international shipment. How they're determined and calculated varies from country to country"
Klaus Lydsal, vice president of operations at iContainers