Freight Forwarder

International Trade Meaning and Definition of Freight Forwarder

Meaning of Freight Forwarder

An independent business which handles export shipments for compensation. Glossary of Import Trade Terms Starting with-G

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Freight Forwarder in Maritime Law

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The following is a definition of Freight Forwarder, produced by Tetley, in the context of admiralty law: A party who arranges for the carriage of other people’s goods by sea, for a fee, usually calculated as a percentage of the freight (see this maritime law term in this legal dictionary) charge plus expenses. At times, the freight forwarder acts as a principal contractor in respect of the shipper (see this maritime law term in this legal dictionary) and bears the responsibilities of a common carrier. At other times, the freight forwarder acts merely as an agent of the shipper, with the obligation to exercise reasonable care and skill. In France, the freight forwarder as principal contractor is known as a “commissionnaire de transport”, and the freight forwarder agent is known as a “transitaire”. See Tetley, M.C.C., 4 Ed., 2008 at pp. 1691-1745. See also NVOCC (see this maritime law term in this legal dictionary), ocean freight forwarder (see this maritime law term in this legal dictionary) and ocean transportation intermediary (see this maritime law term in this legal dictionary).

Freight Forwarder in Admiralty Law

For information on freight forwarder in this context, see the entry on freight forwarder in the maritime law encyclopedia.


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