The shipping process is a very complex one. For shippers with no background in the logistics industry, this can be very daunting and overwhelming — but it doesn’t have to be. This is where freight forwarders come in. We here in SFI want to simplify the shipping process for you. Here are a few points as to why a freight forwarder would come in as a big help when it comes to shipping goods overseas.
No need to look for carriers
Of course, direct shipper-to-carriers exist but why go through all the hassle? There is an endless number of paperwork to arrange and things to consider when choosing a shipping carrier. Things such as certifications, years of experience, and etc. SFI can help you find a reputable carrier that has all the certification and domain knowledge required to seamlessly ship your cargo anywhere in the world from point A to point B.
We seek the most cost-effective ways to transport all types of commodities using every available shipping option. Reputable freight forwarders such as SFI have excellent relationships with carriers, and significant buying power thanks to large shipment volumes, which means that freight forwarders can negotiate competitive shipping rates. We ensure that you will be getting the best rate for every shipment that you make through SFI. If you’re interested in how we create our quotations or what you need to prepare before asking for one, you might want to look into what we factor into our freight quotations
Peace of mind
If your worries keep you up at night, let us help you relieve some of that burden. SFI commits to delivering your shipments from port to port in pristine condition. Be it solid, liquid or even hazardous goods. Aside from port to port safety, SFI also has superb tracking capabilities so you can see where your shipments are in every stage of the shipping process. If any issue arises, clients have direct access to a team of knowledgeable and experienced freight forwarders giving you unparalleled peace of mind when it comes to shipment safety.
Massive time savings
Keep doing what you do best and let us do all the shipping-related grunt work for you. Shipping import and export procedures could be quite complicated especially with different countries having different regulations regarding various kinds of shipments. SFI makes sure that all the relevant documents, licenses and other nuances are in place before sending in your shipment so you can relax and have the peace of mind that your shipment will be able to safely clear customs.
Still interested in simplifying your shipping process?
As you can tell, SFI already knows how to get around common issues, have a preferred reputable carrier and can even get you a time and cost savings compared to going straight to the carriers and sorting it out yourself. If you’re interested, feel free to contact us. We will be more than happy to help you sort out your shipping needs.