A significant volume of freight is transported across the globe every day and, more often than not, this process is managed by a professional freight forwarding company. These companies don’t physically move the cargo themselves but act as a middleman – liaising between the client and carrier, to successfully arrange the transportation and delivery of international packages.
In the following blog, we highlight the top 5 reasons why you should invest in a freight forwarding service and explore how Graylaw Freight Group could be of benefit to you and your business.
- Hassle-free international deliveries
A good freight-forwarder will take care of all aspects of the delivery process on your behalf, freeing up your time as a business owner and allowing you to concentrate on what is important (e.g. sales).
They will organise all aspects of the journey, complete the relevant documentation, and ensure all import and export fees are paid. There’s no need to research freight carriers or get to grips with the rules and regulations in different countries. Just leave it to the professionals and they will ensure your goods clear customs and get to their intended destination.
- A reliable, tailored freight service
Freight forwarding companies have a lot of connections in the transportation industry and, as a client, you can take advantage of this. There’s no need to research multiple freight carriers and debate the pros and cons of each. Simply tell them where you need your consignment to go, and they will identify the best carrier and the quickest, most economical route for the job.
A well-established freight forwarder can also easily mitigate any issues or delays in the delivery process. For example, if your consignment missed its slot on the ferry, they would quickly find an alternative freight carrier and do everything in their power to make sure it arrives on time.
- Cheaper transportation rates
This is one of the main benefits of employing a freight forwarding company. Such companies develop strong, ongoing relationships with a diverse range of freight carriers across the world and, as such, they have excellent buying power. They are able to negotiate much better deals than you could yourself and, as such, signing up to their services is often the most economical option.
- A full bespoke package
As a small business owner, the chances are, you have a wide range of logistics needs and it is often easier to deal with one company for them all. This is why most freight forwarding companies now offer a full bespoke package of services – including everything from warehousing and handling to packing, pallet delivery and more. Whether you’re looking to store goods on a long-term basis or require a professional palletisation service, a good freight forwarder should be able to help.
- Excellent customer communication
Freight forwarding companies take pride in the quality of their customer service. They strive to deliver consignments as quickly and professionally as possible and, thanks to the use of modern technology and online software, you can easily keep track of your consignment’s progress.
If an issue was to arise, your freight forwarder is a single point of contact. You can give them a call, explain the problem, and – in most cases – they will effectively resolve the problem on your behalf.
Graylaw Freight Group: A first-class freight forwarder
Graylaw Freight Group is one of the UK’s leading freight forwarding companies, with a fantastic transportation network that spans the UK, British Isles and mainland Europe. Whether you need to deliver a parcel to the other side of the country or wish to send your goods overseas, we’re here to help and we will ensure that your consignment arrives on time and in perfect condition.
A freight forwarding company is one middleman that you really do not want to cut out, so why not contact us today and see how we can help you. Either give us a call on 01695 729101 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and a member of our team will respond as soon as possible.