International Logistics

RJG Imp/Exp Freight Forwarder Services.

An international freight forwarder is an agent for the exporter in moving cargo to an overseas destination. These agents are familiar with the import rules and regulations of foreign countries, the export regulations of the U.S. government, the methods of shipping, and the documents related to foreign trade. Export freight forwarders are licensed by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to handle air freight and the Federal Maritime Commission to handle ocean freight.

Freight forwarders assist exporters in preparing price quotations by advising on freight costs, port charges, consular fees, costs of special documentation, insurance costs, and their handling fees. They recommend the packing methods that will protect the merchandise during transit or can arrange to have the merchandise packed at the port or containerized. If the exporter prefers, freight forwarders can reserve the necessary space on a vessel, aircraft, train, or truck. The cost for their services is a legitimate export cost that should be included in the price charged to the customer.

Once the order is ready for shipment, freight forwarders should be review all documents to ensure that everything is in order. This is of particular importance with letter of credit payment terms. They may also prepare the bill of lading and any special required documentation. After shipment, they can route the documents to the seller, the buyer, or to a paying bank. Freight forwarders can also make arrangements with customs brokers overseas to ensure that the goods comply with customs export documentation regulations. A customs broker is an individual or company that is licensed to transact customs business on behalf of others. Customs business is limited to those activities involving transactions related to the entry and admissibility of merchandise; its classification and valuation; the payment of duties, taxes, or other charges assessed or collected; or the refund, rebate, or drawback thereof.

RJG Imp/Exp Air Freight Consolidation Services.

A company that ships goods by air on behalf of a client, but does not own or operate its own airplanes. An air freightconsolidator receives the goods from the client and passes them on to a third party that operates aircraft. It issues house airway bills. to indicate to customers that their goods have been received and have been passed on for freightby air. They often include tracking numbers so that the customer can check the status of the shipment.

RJG Imp/Exp Customs Import Brokerage Services

An individual or firm licensed to represent an importer or exporter in front of customs authorities.

A customs broker must ordinarily be authorized to act as such by the local government.

The broker files the appropriate paperwork andhelps ensure that the goods being imported comply with all applicable regulations. Acustoms broker is also called acustomshouse broker, especially in the United States.

RJG- Imp/Exp Consolidation Warehouse Services

Creating solutions in every situation.

What is consolidation warehousing? A form of warehousing that pulls together small shipments from a number of suppliers in the same geographical area and combines them into larger, more economical, shipping loads intended for the same area. Small, flexible shipments in – Large, economical shipments out!

  • Benefits of Consolidation Warehousing:
  • Lower shipping costs for participants
  • No capital investment required (reduces risk)
  • Lower inventory levels required

RJG- Consulting Export/Import Logistic Services

The field of logistics management deals with coordinating and directing distribution, transportation and warehouse activities for a company or manufacturer. Logistics management consultants analyze and solve supply-chain operation problems for clients. They advise clients on how to improve packaging, order-processing and quality-control procedures so that operations run more smoothly. They may focus on improving the design of the manufacturer's warehouse or plant as well.

The responsibilities of logistics management consultants might also include computing shipping, import and export rates. They typically try to consistently find the most economical methods of shipping a manufacturer's goods.

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