Air freight forwarding is the process of organizing the transport of freight by air. An air freight forwarder assist in every aspect of moving a shipment by air. They simplify the process and take on the burden of communications between all of the companies that are typically involved.
They specialize in moving freight by air on either passenger aircraft or cargo aircraft. This enables them to better understand the rules and regulations of transporting freight and create a relationship with customs and other regulators and also provide better air rates.
Because international air cargo is heavily regulated organizations need a forwarder who works exclusively with air shipments and understands the intricacies involved. They help prepare freight, insurance and customs documents.
They will also ensure that goods are packed optimally to fit the shape of an aircraft and effectively reduce the space that is paid for.