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Fr. Meyer’s Sohn | A freight forwarder

But what makes a good freight forwarder?

What is a freight forwarder?

Simply put, freight forwarders are responsible for transporting goods between destination A and destination B. But not only transporting: Good freight forwarding companies arrange the entire process for their shippers, from storage, customs, to international shipping as well as pre- and on-carriage.

Read on to find out what we as Fr. Meyer’s Sohn can do for you as your freight forwarder!

We are straightforward.

Freight forwarders take the stress and difficulties out of importing and exporting your goods. They are highly experienced in all aspects of the supply chain and can help at all levels. Freight forwarders help you to have less difficulties.

We offer various services.

Freight forwarders offer various services and assist with the whole supply chain process on multiple levels. This includes organizational tasks such as consulting, order management, documentation for exports and imports, and insurance as well as tracking & tracing, inventory management, handling, storing and picking and cargo security. In addition to that different kinds of project shipping’s are offered.  Forwarding agents act as intermediaries between the shippers and transport services and negotiate with a number of carriers in order to find the most economical, reliable and fastest route.

We can support your company.

Having a freight forwarding company to transport your goods can be a great advantage for your company. They help you to save time and money in the whole process. With their many years of experience and extensive knowledge, they are at your side to ensure that you get the best conditions, the best routes, and that your goods arrive on time.

We try everything to prevent shipping delays.

Shipment delays can be caused by bad weather, breakdowns, port delays or unforeseen route changes. But your freight forwarding company will work proactively to resolve the issue as soon as they can in order to get your goods to their final destination.

We built relationships to generate mutual trust.

When choosing a freight forwarding company, you should make sure that you can rely on them. Reliable customer service plays an important role in ensuring that you are kept informed about your goods throughout the shipping process – whether in person, by phone, by e-mail or via a digital dashboard.

We take care of all documents you might need.

Cargo transport is linked to a high organizational effort. Your freight forwarder will provide you with all of the essential documents, including:

  • Commercial invoices
  • Bill of Lading contract
  • Inspection certificates
  • Export license
  • Shippers export declaration documents
  • Export packing list
  • Certificate of origin statement

It is important that you make sure to obtain all these documents. Not only will they help you to ensure that the final customer receives their goods, but they will also cover you in case of any problems.


We have a strong global network.

When choosing a freight forwarder, it’s advisable to choose a company who is well established and has a strong network of contacts. If you choose an experienced freight forwarder, you will receive the best quotes available for the shipment of your good and at the same time you can be sure that you will not have to worry about anything. Experienced freight forwarders will have encountered an array of problems over the years, so they should be able to solve any occurring problems with your shipment quickly, easily and professionally.

We do anything for you, but we don’t do everything.

When it comes to shipping goods internationally, freight forwarders have to adhere to strict regulations. This is especially the case for air and sea freight, and the list of prohibited items will vary depending on the final destination. To be a good freight forwarder you have to gain a deep understanding of the products you transport.

We are experienced in handling different cargo types and have a team of specialists on board who are used to dealing with cargo similar to yours.

Therefore, we concentrate on six industries:

  • Forestry
  • Agriculture & Food
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals, Minerals & Chemicals
  • Consumer Products
  • Recycling
Nadine Kinscher-Masur

Corporate Head of Marketing at Fr. Meyer's Sohn


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