for·​ward·​er | \ˈfȯr-wər-dər also ˈfō- or ˈfȯ-, Southern also ˈfär-\

Definition of forwarder 

: one that forwards especially : an agent who performs services (such as receiving, transshipping, or delivering) designed to move goods to their destination

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Inbound, oceanborne shipments booked by freight forwarders rose 13% from the same month last year. Erica E. Phillips, WSJ, "February Imports Soared at Los Angeles, Long Beach Ports," 13 Mar. 2018 Brokers and freight forwarders said shippers in the first 20 days of operation faced problems booking cargo slots and communicating with the carrier. Costas Paris, WSJ, "Japan Catches Up With Shipping Consolidation," 11 May 2018 In 2016 Deutsche Post DHL’s in-house freight-forwarder made over $26bn in revenues. The Economist, "The global logistics business is going to be transformed by digitisation," 26 Apr. 2018 The results will show you whether the company is a carrier, broker or freight forwarder. New York Times, "Hire Interstate Movers Without Getting Scammed," 8 May 2018 Most companies chose to specialise and hand co-ordination over to the forwarders. The Economist, "The global logistics business is going to be transformed by digitisation," 26 Apr. 2018 Ceva Logistics is the world’s 10th-largest freight forwarder, according to research group Armstrong & Associates, and manages more than 96 million square feet of warehouse space in more than 750 sites in the world. Paul Page, WSJ, "CMA CGM Agrees to Buy 25% Stake in Ceva Logistics," 20 Apr. 2018 For example, the United States imports only modest amounts of steel from Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia or other Southeast Asian countries that are popular stops for freight forwarders like Settle Logistics. Keith Bradsher, New York Times, "Tariff Dodgers Stand to Profit Off U.S.-China Trade Dispute," 22 Apr. 2018 Scarbrough International is a U.S. customs broker and international freight forwarder with headquarters near Kansas City International Airport. Max Londberg, kansascity, "Former KC exec embezzled millions and bought a Caribbean beach house. He's going to prison | The Kansas City Star," 14 Apr. 2018

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1549, in the meaning defined above

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