Chinese Freight Forwarders

There are thousands of freight forwarders in China, many act as link between the shipper and the nvocc or the shipping line. Unless they hold the class A licence they are limited to perfoming Chinese based activities. Usually the relationship between the shipper and his forwarding agent in China is very strong and sometimes difficulties can be caused when buyers use their own freight forwarder instead of the supplier's.

We recommend that UK buyers use FOB terms of shipment which will allow them to control the method of freight but the supplier can still use his forwarder for trucking and customs clearance.