WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FREIGHT FORWARDING AND LOGISTICS?

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While freight forwarders and logistics companies may appear similar or even synonymous, there are some differences between the two to keep in mind. Unlike logistics companies, freight forwarders might be partners with a network of logistics companies, but they usually do not have any or much assets themselves.

Freight forwarders often partner with a few logistics companies either nationally or internationally, which means that price checking capabilities are far better and more thorough than what you would get when working directly with a logistics company. Freight forwarders also have more knowledge and experience around specialty companies, which often vary greatly regarding different types of transport, house moving, perishable and fragile goods, and lead times, among other elements.

Logistics companies, on the other hand, own all of their own assets including fleets of trucks, boats, or planes, but without any access to actual shipping routes. Logistics companies often specialize in specific areas such as dry box, long haul, cold storage, intracity, or large scale. At the same time, they’ll attempt to cover every aspect of the supply chain.

Generally, a logistics company is responsible for managing goods’ physical movement along the supply chain. In some cases, they may also manage documentation.

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Benefits of a Freight Forwarder?

There are numerous benefits of working with a freight forwarding company. These advantages include:

  • A network of various logistics companies that helps reduce prices with more diversity

  • Technology inclined freight forwarders can provide instant quotes

  • Pricing is rather more transparent, because freight forwarders provide customers with in-depth breakdowns of all costs

  • Maintenance of data regarding specialty routes along with route optimization to minimize delays and ensure timely arrival of goods

  • A good understanding of logistics companies in many different specialty areas, including household goods, fragile goods, cold storage, and others

In addition to these advantages, freight forwarders also handle all of the paperwork associated with freight forwarding, including customs documentation, bills of lading, shipper’s export declarations, insurance forms, commercial invoice, amongst others.

A Specialist Freight Forwarder like AMG Logistics is best suited to cater to all your needs.

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