Freight Forwarding Software
Freight Forwarding Software - Sea and Air
Freight forwarding is a service used by companies that deal in international or multi‐national import and export. While the freight forwarder doesn't actually move the freight itself, it acts as an intermediary between the client and various transportation services. Sending products from one international destination to another can involve a multitude of carriers, requirements and legalities. A freight forwarding service handles the considerable logistics of this task for the client, relieving what would otherwise be a formidable burden
Freight forwarding services guarantee that products will get to the proper destination by an agreed upon date, and in good condition. The freight forwarding service utilizes established relationships with carriers of all kinds, from air freighters and trucking companies, to rail freighters and ocean liners. Freight forwarding services negotiate the best possible price to move the product along the most economical route by working out various bids and choosing the one that best balances speed, cost and reliability.
A freight forwarding service generally provides one or more estimates to the client along with advisement, when necessary. Considerations that effect price will range from origin and destination to special requirements, such as refrigeration or, for example, transport of potentially hazardous materials. Assuming the client accepts the forwarder's bid, the freight is readied for shipping. The freight forwarding service then undertakes the responsibility of arranging the transport from point of origin to destination.
One of the many advantages of using freight forwarding is that it handles ancillary services that are a part of the international shipping business. Insurance and customs documentation and clearance are some examples. As a consolidator, a freight forwarding service might also provide Non‐Vessel Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC) documentation, or bills of lading. Warehousing, risk assessment and management, and methods of international payment are also commonly provided to the client by the freight forwarding service.
The freight forwarding involves 2 freight forwarders or 2 offices of the same freight forwarder – one at the source or the loading point and once at the destination or the offloading point. So, typically for the same freight forwarding job, the loading point will term it as an export job and the destination point will term it as an import job. LSS caters to the full implementation cycle of the Freight Forwarding Process Flow. So, LSS – Freight Forwarding Module typically caters to both – Import Freight Forwarding and Export Freight Forwarding.
Freight Forwarding : The Freight Forwarding will actually begin with the Enquiry Sheet, Cost Sheet, Quotation and confirmation of the business or quote.
Booking or Job : The Freight Forwarding module will allow the user to choose data from a particular quote. Once the user selects the quote, all relevant data from the quote will flow into the booking. The user can then update additional fields into the booking screen including container and charge details.
This module allows user to add job details and system generates the job number. User enters details of Freight Forwarding for the Customer and enters data such as Name of the Importer, Exporter, Broker, Seller, Buyer. The Port of Loading and Port of Discharge details for each shipment are also entered.
Bill of Lading :
The preparation of Bill of Lading is done in 2 ways:
- Draft B/L data import from the shipper
- Choosing a booking at the time of creation of B/L so relevant data from booking will flow into Bill of Lading
- Entering data of B/Ls as well as FCR.
- Master and House can be created both for Air an Sea.
- Provision to link House to Master
Export Freight Forwarding :
- Draft Bill of Lading Printing (Shipping Line wise)
- Final Bill of Lading Printing (Shipping Line wise)
- Job or Booking Printing.
- Job or Booking Acknowledgement.
- Dangerous Goods Form
- Daily Status Report (DSR)
- Booking Note for Carrier
Import Freight Forwarding :
- Cargo Arrival Notice
- Delivery Order
- Intimation to Overseas Agent.
- Pre Alert.
- Creating Letters and port/customs documents