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What is a Freight forwarder?

A freight forwarder, forwarder, or forwarding agent, also known as a non-vessel operating common carrier (NVOCC), is company that organizes shipments for individuals or corporations to get goods from the manufacturer to a final point of distribution. Forwarders contract with a carrier or often multiple carriers to move freight throughout the world. A forwarder does not physically move the goods but acts as a coordinator and transactions agent within the logistics network. These carriers can use a variety of shipping modes, including ships, airplanes, trucks, and railroads, and often multiple modes for a single shipment. A freight forwarder may arrange to have cargo moved from a plant to an airport by truck, flown to the destination city, then moved from the airport to a customer’s building by another truck.

International freight forwarders typically handle international shipments.

Information typically reviewed by a freight forwarder includes the commercial invoice, shipper’s export declaration, bill of lading and other documents required by the carrier or country of export, import, and/or transshipment. Much of this information is now processed in a paperless environment.


How can WCS help my business?

By employing WCS as your freight forwarder, you open up your business to the full power of the global economy. Our extensive network of logistics partners and trading professionals offers you an invaluable resource to leverage as you pursue international business. We not only ship your goods.

We secure and insure the financial well being of your global transactions. WCS is your exclusive liaison and tour guide to the benefits, pitfalls and perils of doing business throughout the world. We act on your behalf to make sure your supply chain is efficient and fluid at all times.

How is WCS different than other “freight forwarders”?

The big 10 shipping conglomerates and carriers are way too large, poorly trained and clumsy to offer maximum efficiency and savings. World Class Shipping is a medium sized boutique freight forwarder with the agility and professionalism to take on the most challenging shipments. Our staff of industry leaders and innovators is on call to offer our customers and partners both cost savings and highly personalized service during each phase of the shipping process. Whether you are exporting or importing, WCS is an industry leader in customer service and satisfaction..worldwide.

How can WCS save me $$?

WCS reduces your freight costs with agile and flexible management of your supply chain,  leveraging a myriad of options to suit your budget . We are always looking to deliver the best services and and pricing to our customers. Our global network is our strength and we put that to work for you…every day.