Frequently Asked Questions About Freight Forwarding Answered

The freight clearing and forwarding industry is an essential sector to the South African economy. Without the efficiency of this industry, many companies would be unable to perform optimally. Imports would be lost, exports would be stranded and the economy would be devastated.

It is therefore in every person’s interest who trades in the clearing and forwarding industry to learn as much as they can about how this sector operates. Let’s take a closer look at some of the many frequently asked questions surrounding this industry, and how the answers can shed some light on the intricate workings governing freight clearing and forwarding in South Africa.

Q: What Is A Freight Forwarder?

A freight forwarder is a service used by businesses that deal in multi-national or international imports and exports. Even though the the freight forwarder might not physically move the freight itself, it can act as an intermediary between the client and the numerous points the freight reach throughout its journey.

Q: Why Are Shipping Rate So Volatile in South Africa?

There are obviously many reasons for this, but perhaps two of the main points are exchange rates and market demand. The rates are greatly impacted by what season of the year you need to make use of freight clearing and forwarding. At Assured Freight, we have worked hard to become one of the premier freight logistics, clearing and forwarding agents in South Africa. Contact us for all your freight clearing and forwarding needs today.