If, like most people, you are busy doing what you do best, running a successful business, involving a lot of toll, sweat and blood to achieve what you have. Having a portfolio of happy, satisfied customers is your reward. Sometimes though, getting into the bureaucratic nitty-gritty of supplying your end product to the keen client, can be more complicated than the task of running your business and the day to day sweat.
What is a freight forwarder?
If your business sells goods to a client in another country, for example shipping between U.S. and Canada, you will need the expertise of a freight forwarder. So, what can a freight forwarder do for you and your company? As we said, if you’re selling a product outside of your own country then you know the challenges in getting your product to your end customer.
If you are in a business where you need to ship your goods from A to B you are going to have to deal with a lot of paperwork and bureaucratic systems. Possibly the most important document you will need is a Bill of Lading (BOL acronym). For this reason, you need to know what it is, what it contains and why it is so important to understand it.