Role of a Freight Forwarder in Pakistan
The freight forwarder, National Cargo, on behalf of the exporter, acts in accordance with exporter’s shipping instructions and would choose the route, mode of transport, a suitable carrier and book space with the selected carrier.
In Pakistan, National Cargo would take delivery of the goods and issue relevant documents such as the Forwarders’ Certificate of Receipt, the Forwarders’Certificate of Transport and e.t.c.
Besides, National Cargo would study the provisions of the letter of credit and all Pakistani government current regulations applicable to the shipment of goods in the country of export, the country of import, as well as any transit country; in short we would prepare all the necessary documents.
13 roles of a freight forwarder in Pakistan?
A freight forwarder, National Cargo Pvt Ltd, would:
- pack the goods (unless this is done by the consignor before handling them over to us);
- take into account the route;
- the mode of transport;
- the nature of the goods and applicable regulations, if any, in the country of import as well as any transit country;
- country of destination;
- arrange warehousing of the goods, if necessary, and weigh and measure the goods;
- draw the consignor’s attention to the need for insurance and arrange for the insurance of goods, if required by the consignor;
- Transport the goods to the port;
- arrange for customs clearance, related documentation formalities and deliver the goods to the carrier;
- Attend to foreign exchange transactions, if any;
- Pay fees and other charges including freight;
- Obtain the signed bills of lading from the carrier and;
- arrange delivery to the consignor.
The freight forwarder on behalf of an importer
The freight forwarder on behalf of an importer in Pakistan, acts in accordance with his shipping instructions and would:
- Monitor the movement of goods on behalf of the consignee when the consignee controls freight, that is, the cargo;
- Receive and check all relevant documents relating to the movement of the goods;
- Take delivery of the goods from the carrier and, if necessary, pay the freight costs:
- Arrange customs clearance and pay duties, fees and other charges to the customs and other public authorities.Arrange transit ware-housing, if necessary.
- Deliver the cleared goods to the consignee.
- Assist the consignee, if necessary, in pursuing claims, if any, against the carrier for the loss of the goods or any damage to them; and
- Assist the consignee, if necessary, in warehousing and distribution.