Tips on How to choose a Freight Forwarder
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Tips on How to choose a Freight Forwarder

One of the biggest challenge any individual or company can have is to choose a Freight Forwarder. However, if you know what to look for, it makes it a bit easier.

It is not a case of just  appointing some company to handle your valuable cargo. Over the years, a lot of customers have fallen victims to fraud and loss of cargo due to avoidable mistakes. Not ever Tom, Dick and Harry can be a Freight Forwarder. It is important for a Freight Forwarder to know how to handle Local, National and International Freight and associated documentation and regulations of various countries and destinations.

Here are a few tips on what to do and consider:


You need to know what  a Freight Forwarder is and what they actually do. This will also help you to understand whether what you are looking for is actually what they do. Look at the services  the freight forwarder offers. A Freight Forwarder should be able to handle more than just  Airfreight and  Sea freight. They must be able to understand and deal with all complex customs and excise regulations in order to make your transactions easier. Do you need value added services like storage and warehousing?  Do you need door to door services? Do you need port to port services? All these are factors to consider.


Any Freight Forwarder can claim to be able to transport goods from A to B. However, not all freight forwarders can do everything. You need to check whether the services you are looking for is a speciality for that company. At Savannah Freight Services we are specialists in Car Shipping from UK ,although we handle other categories of cargo.


Reputation and word of mouth for any company is important. You are able to determine the chances of your cargo being delivered and handled safely without any hassle. Testimonials are important for you to have a picture of who you are dealing with.


Sometimes price on its own should not  be the major determining factor. We understand, times are hard and it can be a challenge to afford  premier  prices. Sometimes it is better to part with your cash knowing that you are avoiding even more expenses due to cheap poor service.


It is important to have a company that is there to serve the customers and are reachable through various means of communication. The modern customer is mobile, the modern customer is digital. It is therefore important to make sure your freight forwarder is reachable when you need them. At Savannah Freight Services we are reachable through phone, Whatsapp, Facebook, Twitter, googlePlus, Instagram, SnapChat and email.  


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Segopotso Mokgothu on 27 October 2017 17:44
I need your service so much, i have a suro spare shop in gaborone. What days are your flights to Botswana and how do you charge for things like auto bodyparts please? Regards Sego Wesego Auto Solutions (Pty) Ltd Gaborone Botswana
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