for·​ward·​er | \ ˈfȯr-wər-dər How to pronounce forwarder (audio) 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

Examples of forwarder in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Danish forwarder has been among the most aggressive firms in the shipping sector at buying and integrating underperforming peers in the highly-fragmented market for managing the freight transportation and logistics behind global trade. Paul Berger, WSJ, 12 Aug. 2022 Those components get trucked by the Vietnamese Railways, loaded, and then transported to the Haiphong port, where a freight forwarder ensures the container is loaded on an Ocean carrier. Steve Banker, Forbes, 12 Aug. 2022 The freight forwarder Seko Worldwide said in a report this past week that there are restrictions for trucks traveling in and out of Shenzhen and that trucks from Shenzhen to Hong Kong have stopped operating, except for essential goods to Hong Kong. Costas Paris, WSJ, 19 Mar. 2022 And in November, Maersk bought Senator International, a freight forwarder that helps its clients book space on cargo planes. Nicolás Rivero, Quartz, 19 May 2022 Expeditors is the world’s sixth largest freight forwarder—a middleman that helps businesses book space on trucks, container ships, and cargo planes. Nicolás Rivero, Quartz, 23 Feb. 2022 Caitlin Murphy, the chief executive of Global Gateway Logistics, a freight forwarder, said small businesses in particular had been harmed by shipping practices during the pandemic, including when alliances have skipped less profitable ports. New York Times, 21 Mar. 2022 Chinese cargo already is taking longer than ever to move from the factory gate to its port of departure, almost three times as long as before the pandemic, according to data from Flexport, a freight forwarder based in San Francisco. Washington Post, 16 Mar. 2022 Kunis and Kutcher have matched $3 million for the fundraiser, which will benefit freight forwarder Flexport and vacation rental company Airbnb, according to the couple. Edward Segarra, USA TODAY, 11 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of forwarder

1549, in the meaning defined above

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13 Sep 2022

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“Forwarder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2022.

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