Freight broker is a person or company that acts as intermediary between
carrier and shipper. Freight broker helps the shipper to find best carrier and
best service for transporting its goods.
We can put freight brokerage in transportation category. As a matter of fact
he is neither a shipper nor a carrier but a company or person that plays an
important role in transporting of goods.
Many companies use freight brokers as their staffs to coordinate all of
their shipping needs. Brokers are active almost from the early of the 20th
Most of people often confuse freight broker with freight forwarder.
Freight forwarders are different from freight brokers. In most of the time a freight
broker is a middleman but a freight forwarder usually consolidate different
shipments into a large shipment and arrange a larger shipment in various shipping
methods such as air, water…
Some brokers may use different agents in different locations for enhancing
their operations because it is not possible to open offices in different
locations. So in this business 2 factors are very important for success:
Technical expertise and making contacts in this business.
Every broker can choose a target market on the base of geography, cargo
type, loading size etc.
We hope Wtleads (World Freight Forwarders Network) can help all related businesses to grow in this competitive