Main definitions of forwarder in US English:

: forwarder1forwarder2

forwarder1

noun

  • A person or organization that supervises the dispatch and delivery of goods, especially by making banking and insurance arrangements and completing required documents.

    • ‘This whole process is done by the freight forwarders.’
    • ‘The master air waybill named the freight forwarder LEP as consignor, and the freight forwarder in the United Kingdom as consignee.’
    • ‘This process goes on up the chain so that on receiving payment the main supplier sends its release note to the freight forwarder.’
    • ‘Carriers, including shipping and trucking companies and airlines, were brought on next - followed by the brokers and freight forwarders that serve as intermediaries between carriers and importers.’
    • ‘Freight forwarders, in conjunction with the port authority, are now able to make use of the world's most advanced technology for logistic planning and the control of consignments.’
    • ‘Pool cars were loaded by freight forwarders, companies that specialized in assembling LCL shipments to distant major cities in Canada.’
    • ‘Exporting firms can be foreign freight forwarders, export management companies, or international trading companies.’
    • ‘So what Mr Thomsen arranged subsequently is entirely consistent with a contract to carry as opposed to a contract as a freight forwarder.’
    • ‘Monthly performance at freight forwarders gives an early indication of airline cargo traffic.’
    • ‘Shippers and freight forwarders have been trying for years to get the shipping lines to give a detailed breakdown on the charges they levy on containerised shipments.’
    • ‘Other services like hauliers, freight forwarders and shipping companies were also set to benefit from this traffic, Hamidi said.’
    • ‘Customs brokers and freight forwarders say they're getting desperate and they're calling for an immediate solution.’
    • ‘Because of the variety of factors involved in the physical export process, both new and experienced exporters rely on international freight forwarders to perform these services.’
    • ‘We also hire on extra forwarders, like we are now, but we may have to add another forwarder as a long-term solution.’
    • ‘The two freight forwarders are based in France.’
    • ‘They used to be called freight forwarders but now they are known by the more dapper term, logistics companies.’
    • ‘And it will stimulate economic activity by promoting the development of modem supply chain/logistics companies with the needs of manufacturers, shippers and forwarders in mind.’
    • ‘The way to do that, they say, is to improve the collection and sorting of the information generated from shippers, owners, freight forwarders and others involved in cargo shipments.’
    • ‘The freight forwarder chooses whether to ship a consignment by road, by rail, or by sea.’
    • ‘Some firms use freight forwarders who specialize in handling all export documentation.’
    • ‘The freight forwarders and haulers post their bid, and the most attractive is passed on to the customer.’

Pronunciation

forwarder

/ˈfɔrwərdər//ˈfôrwərdər/

Main definitions of forwarder in US English:

: forwarder1forwarder2

forwarder2

adverb & adjective

informal
  • Further forward; more advanced.

    ‘time was drawing on and we were no forwarder’
    • ‘And so the whole coil curls up around itself once more, and we get no forwarder.’

Pronunciation

forwarder

/ˈfɔrwərdər//ˈfôrwərdər/