Freight forwarding, in Brian Head, denotes the act of organizing shipments for individuals or companies. The carriers used in the process include airplanes, trucks, ships and railroads.
Freight forwarding typically deals in moving cargo to an international destination. Commercial invoice, shipper's export declaration, bill of lading and other documents required by the carrier or country of export, import, or transshipment are some of the typical information reviewed during freight forwarding. Freight forwarding is generally of two types- Domestic & International. However, in some countries, no such distinction prevails.