The amount of businesses using freight forwarding companies is on the increase and there’s been a rapid growth in the amount of new companies being formed. And with this growth, comes greater choice for consumers, so we we’ve put together some tips on how to make the most of freight forwarding and how to reduce any associated risks to your company.
Agree Terms and Conditions with your freight forwarder
Make sure that you choose a freight forwarding company that’s professional and trustworthy. A reliable freight service will be forthcoming in presenting their terms and conditions, which is an essential practice in freight forwarding. It’s also worth asking about any additional charges and what happens if shipment is delayed.
Ask your freight forwarding company about Insurance Coverage
Many freight forwarding services offer insurance coverage, so if you choose to have your products insured, make sure that you read and understand the policy and pay particular attention to what coverage is provided in the event of a disaster. It’s always best to ponder this option carefully and consider how paying for insurance will compare to the potential loss of business revenue.
Consider Additional Costs
There are often several additional costs associated with freight forwarding and unfortunately, there are some companies who don’t divulge these costs up front. It’s therefore important that the freight service you choose provide you with reassurance that all charges are covered within the signed agreement. Some fees to look out for include security fees, terminal fees and handling fees as well additional fees related to custom inspections if your products are being shipped overseas.
Knowing how to make the most of freight forwarding can reduce financial risk and ensure that your company’s goods are shipped safely and securely. Having a clear understanding of the freight forwarding process can help you make an informed decision on which service to choose. Does your company use freight forwarding services? What does their service do well and what aspects could they improve?
If you are looking for a freight forwarder for your business contact DMG Freight Services today on 01279 452 468.