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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



(1) A party to a contract of forwarding agency. In the USSR, the forwarder is a socialist organization—such as a forwarding agency, an office of automotive, railroad, or inland-water transportation, a seaport, a forwarding organization of the executive committee of a local soviet or of a consumer cooperative system, or one of several other organizations whose charters provide for forwarding.

(2) A worker in an enterprise or organization who, in accordance with a labor contract, receives goods, accompanies them in transport and delivery, or signs shipping documents.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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As mentioned earlier, the top ocean freight forwarders include Kuehne + Nagel, DHL and Sinotrans Limited--all of which already compete aggressively for market share.
The five-page questionnaire survey was sent to managers and executives of 723 ocean freight forwarders and the top 500 export firms (shippers) in Taiwan, in May 2001.
shippers from disclosure to their foreign competitors, privatize the tariff information publishing function, and reform the licensing and bonding requirements for ocean freight forwarders.
Ocean freight forwarders submit instructions to the carrier, who prepare the actual ocean bill of lading.
We will then cover the various intermediaries such as brokers, surface freight forwarders, air freight forwarders, non-vessel operating common carriers (NVOCCs), and ocean freight forwarders.

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