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 French freight forwarder Geodis named Mike Honious chief executive for the Americas, replacing Randy Tucker. Paul Page, WSJ, 18 Sep. 2020 MBK Partners is reviving its plan for a potential sale of Chinese freight forwarder Apex Logistics International Inc. which is riding a surge in e-commerce during the Covid-19 pandemic, people with knowledge of the matter said., 5 Oct. 2020 The loss-making company is a top-10 global freight forwarder in terms of revenue, but lags behind fellow European firms DHL Global Forwarding and DHL Supply Chain, Kuehne + Nagel International AG and Schenker AG. Costas Paris, WSJ, 11 Sep. 2020 Within a week, the forwarder and I had communicated back and forth through Parcl’s messaging service. Timothy Latterner, Condé Nast Traveler, 17 Aug. 2020 The batons were imported through a freight forwarder in Illinois and had originated in Shenzhen, China. Madeline Mitchell, The Enquirer, 14 Aug. 2020 For freight forwarders, any shipment to the United States was good business. Alex W. Palmer, New York Times, 17 Oct. 2019 Ports and their customs offices are operating fairly smoothly, said several freight forwarders, who are essentially travel agents for cargo shipments. Keith Bradsher, New York Times, 27 Feb. 2020 The cancellation of flights in and out of China has been so extensive that freight forwarders have had a very hard time finding any space at all on planes for their shipments. Keith Bradsher, New York Times, 27 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of forwarder

1549, in the meaning defined above

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“Forwarder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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