Freight Forwarder

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Freight Forwarder

An individual who, as a regular business, assembles and combines small shipments into one lot and takes the responsibility for the transportation of such property from the place of receipt to the place of destination.

The role of a freight forwarder is to collect and consolidate shipments that are less than a carload or truckload and obtain common carrier transportation for the long-haul transport of the property, which is owned by individual carload or truckload shippers. Such a forwarder ordinarily has the same liability for loss as a common carrier.

Cross-references

Shipping Law.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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As trucks from Bangladesh carrying jute, batteries and garments were unloaded on Indian soil and then loaded back into trucks from Nepal, Damban Khawas, a carrying and forwarding agent from Nepal, said that the daily clearance of goods ran smoothly.
Let them make people prefer them as opposed to the road but they should not be given business on silver platter," Mr Peter Otieno, a clearing and forwarding agent said.Mr Otieno, who is also the Car Importers Association of Kenya (CIAK) chairman posed: "I am speaking on my capacity as a clearing and forwarding agent.
I can't complain for now."There are other benefits, admitted Radian Juma, a clearing and forwarding agent.
The vice president of Federation of Chamber of Commerce and Industry Haji Dawood Khan, custom collector and forwarding agent associations president Haji Hameedullah, Haji Kamal-ud-din, Haji Salah-ud-din, Haji Niaz Muhammad, Haji Abdul Qayyum, Muhammad Ghani, Rehmatullah Pehlwan, Haji Lala Jan, Haji Muhammad Akbar Khan, Haji Jamal-ud-din, Haji Abdullah, Haji Muhammad Hashim, Haji Ghausullah, Niaz MUhammd and other members on the occasion expressed their goodwill and welcomed the unopposed election of the dignitaries.
According to petitioner he paid the import duty of rupees 1.2 million and handed over documents for release to Athar Ali Shah , clerk of a clearing and forwarding agent who escaped with documents as result of which vehicles remained stuck at port for more than two years accruing demurrage of rupees 2.6 million.