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.

    ‘a freight forwarder’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Customs brokers and freight forwarders say they're getting desperate and they're calling for an immediate solution.’
    • ‘The freight forwarder chooses whether to ship a consignment by road, by rail, or by sea.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘So what Mr Thomsen arranged subsequently is entirely consistent with a contract to carry as opposed to a contract as a freight forwarder.’
    • ‘Pool cars were loaded by freight forwarders, companies that specialized in assembling LCL shipments to distant major cities in Canada.’
    • ‘This process goes on up the chain so that on receiving payment the main supplier sends its release note to the freight forwarder.’
    • ‘This whole process is done by the freight forwarders.’
    • ‘Exporting firms can be foreign freight forwarders, export management companies, or international trading companies.’
    • ‘The two freight forwarders are based in France.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Other services like hauliers, freight forwarders and shipping companies were also set to benefit from this traffic, Hamidi said.’
    • ‘They used to be called freight forwarders but now they are known by the more dapper term, logistics companies.’
    • ‘The master air waybill named the freight forwarder LEP as consignor, and the freight forwarder in the United Kingdom as consignee.’
    • ‘The freight forwarders and haulers post their bid, and the most attractive is passed on to the customer.’
    • ‘Monthly performance at freight forwarders gives an early indication of airline cargo traffic.’
    • ‘We also hire on extra forwarders, like we are now, but we may have to add another forwarder as a long-term solution.’
    • ‘Some firms use freight forwarders who specialize in handling all export documentation.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’

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/