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Posted: May 9, 2023Category: Q&As

Understanding Freight Forwarding Services Offered by 3PL Providers

Freight Forwarding is a critical part of the global supply chain, enabling businesses to transport goods across countries and around the world. At Method Logistics we offer freight forwarding as one of our services. In this blog post, we’ll explore what freight forwarding is and the services offered by 3PL providers.

What is Freight Forwarding?

Freight forwarding is the process of arranging the transportation of goods from one location to another. They are intermediaries who coordinate the movement of goods on behalf of businesses, managing the entire shipping process from start to finish. Freight Forwarders work with carriers, such as ocean carriers, air freight carriers, and trucking companies, to move goods from the point of origin to the final destination.

Services Offered by 3PL Providers:

Freight Consolidation

  • Freight consolidation is the process of combining multiple shipments into a single container or shipment to reduce costs. At Method Logistics we offer freight consolidation services to businesses, allowing them to reduce transportation costs and optimize their supply chain.

Documentation and Customs Clearance

  • Freight forwarders are responsible for managing the documentation and customs clearance process for businesses. This includes preparing shipping documents, arranging for customs inspections, and obtaining the necessary permits and licenses for international shipments.

Transportation and Logistics

  • At Method Logistics we offer transportation and logistics services as part of our freight forwarding offerings. This includes arranging for the transportation of goods via air, sea, or land, as well as managing the entire logistics process from start to finish.

Freight Insurance

  • As a freight forwarder, Method Logistics can organise special freight insurance through Crombie Lockwood for businesses to protect against loss or damage during transportation.

Supply Chain Visibility

  • At Method Logistics we offer supply chain visibility solutions that enable businesses to track their shipments in real-time. This provides businesses with valuable insights into their supply chain, enabling them to optimize their operations and make data-driven decisions.


In conclusion, freight forwarding is an essential part of the global supply chain, enabling businesses to transport goods across the country and around the world. At Method Logistics we are experienced an experienced freight forwarder and 3PL provider. We offer a range of freight forwarding solutions including freight consolidation, documentation and customs clearance, transport and logistics, freight insurance and supply chain visibility. By leveraging these services, businesses can optimize their supply chain and reduce transportation costs, while ensuring their goods are delivered safely and efficiently.


For more information on our 3PL logistics services and what we offer check out here.

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