Hauling cargo across national borders can be a challenging and time-consuming process. Whether you are looking to relocate your home or expand your business from/to Japan, it can be an overwhelming process. Kokusai Express Japan is one of the top professionals among overseas shipping companies for this type of service. Given the long history of our company, the success of our team is based on the number of successful freight forwarding jobs we conducted worldwide. When it comes to international freight forwarding tasks, there is no challenge that we cannot overcome. Our heavy lift cargo forwarding experts are trained to coordinate all types of logistics services. Give us a call and get your free quote today!
What is international freight forwarding?
The definition given by the International Federation of Freight Forwarding Association for freight forwarders is “Architects of Transport”.
Freight forwarders are companies that specialize in arranging storage and shipping of merchandise on behalf of their customers. Overseas shipping companies like Kokusai Express Japan physically take charge of merchandise. And usually, a ship under their own bills of lading. And also provide preparation of shipping and export documents. Consolidation, transportation, and insurance of the freight are the responsibility of the forwarder. We also book cargo space and negotiate rates for transport.
International freight forwarding companies usually provide a full range of services including tracking inland transportation, preparation of shipping and export documents. Also, warehousing, booking cargo space, negotiating freight charges, freight consolidation, cargo insurance, and filing of insurance claims. Freight forwarders usually ship under their own bills of lading. Or air waybills and their agents or associates at the destination provide document delivery, deconsolidation, and freight collection services. Also called forwarder.
That definition sounds complicated, so this all means:
A freight forwarder is a company that arranges your importing and exporting of goods.
Responsibilities of overseas shipping companies
- A freight forwarder has a job to arrange all about cargo moving, from one destination to another.
Apart from that, the company must prepare and process the paperwork connected with international freight forwarding.
The forwarder must review the ready documentation including the commercial invoices and the bills of lading. Regarding the other documents, required by the destination country where the goods will be imported. The carrier must review them in an electronic format. Which is in order to limit the use of paper records.
The freight forwarder is responsible for establishing communication with the other participants in the cargo shipping process. So, the freight forwarders’ responsibilities as specified by international conventions.
The international conventions have specified the responsibilities of carriers, which include:
- Providing CMR insurance, valid for the transportation period.
- Notification before the transportation begins
- Compliance with the requirements of the convention for ADR forwarding of dangerous cargo
- Compliance with the requirements for transportation of oversize loads. For the countries through which the forwarding route passes.
International freight forwarding with Kokusai Express Japan
Why is Kokusai Express best solution for international freight forwarding?
As an international shipper, you want an efficient and dependable full-service freight forwarder that fits your requirements. So, you need a company that will handle your shipments quickly and smoothly. That’s why you should hire Kokusai Express Japan. We can help with your cargo forwarding and special requirements.
What you need to understand is that international freight forwarder across the borders does not act like a simple transportation company. That means the transportation is an important part of forwarding. But not the only one. It is important to hire the international freight forwarders who have the capability and the equipment to take care of your freight safety.
As your international freight forwarder, you can trust Kokusai Express Japan. We have the knowledge and tools to support your business every day – worldwide. Also, we can help you navigate the complexities of international trade. Our customer clearance and professional teams are dedicated to meeting your international transportation needs.
International freight forwarding with Kokusai Express offers a competitive global network.
We can tailor solutions to streamline your supply chain and increase efficiency, accuracy and cost savings.
For worldwide supply chains, access to transportation capacity is an obvious requirement when choosing from overseas shipping companies. However, if you want more from freight forwarding, Kokusai Express Japan provides the shipment visibility and control that adds flexibility and efficiencies.
Kokusai Express Logistics international freight forwarding services provide regional expertise to assist you with the complexities of country-by-country export and import requirements. So, we coordinate all aspects of the process on your behalf, including compliance with rules and regulations and country-specific documentation.
Our overseas shipping companies’services can stand-alone or be integrated with inland logistics services and public transportation system in Japan. This gives you full service and a door-to-door solution.
Overseas shipping companies need strong partnerships in the global network to build a reputation and strong brand awareness. We can forward your cargo with air, ocean, and road. Also, we can combine all ways of freight forwarding. Because we always find the best solution for your cargo forwarding. We can handle all forwarding issues, quarantine procedures, and trade policies. On top of our standard freight services, we also offer flexible and cost-effective intermodal solutions to cater to your specific needs in terms of cost, transit time and routing.
We offer reliable and competitive international freight forwarding solutions that support your continued growth and expansion in old and new markets.
Kokusai Express deals with changing trade policies and emergency measures. Also, ensuring that each of our customers achieves the utmost cost efficiency when moving their freight internationally.
Advantages of using Kokusai Express Japan in international freight forwarding
- Preparing price quotations
- Informing about the freight prices, port charges, cost of special documents. Also, insurance prices as well as prices for handling the goods
- Providing recommendations for the best packaging for the goods. To keep them protected during transportation
- Settling the packing of the goods, or placing them in containers at the port
- Obligations of the forwarders in international road freight forwarding using automobile transport
- Organizing the transportation with own trucks or vehicles provided by subcontractors.
- Providing valid insurance for the vehicles – trucks and trailers.
- Appropriate transportation means with adequate load capacity.
- Providing all necessary licensing. Also, authorization and paying the road tolls.
- Daily information in regard to the location of the vehicles. Also, with the help of modern tracking systems.
- Timely notification regarding any deviations from the route and any additional costs imposed.
- Obligations of the forwarder in regard to loading and unloading.
- Written notification regarding the expected arrival date at the final destination.
- Compliance with the deadline for free time for loading and unloading
- Obligations and liabilities for claims for incurred damages.
Our international air freight forwarders are constantly communicating with you
Everything we do, we do it in personal communication with you and the experts from your company. So, It means that, whatever you require, we will do it without a doubt. Whatever plan we are making, we are asking you if you agree with it. Kokusai Express tries not only to satisfy your needs but also to exceed them. We plan on the activities first taking care of your freight safety, and after that making sure all the solutions are cost-effective. So, we will put an effort in taking all your desires into consideration.
The difference between a freight forwarder and a broker
The crucial difference between the freight forwarders and the brokers is that a freight forwarding broker never takes possession of items being forwarded. Forwarder job is to arrange shipments and to negotiate for the transportation of the consolidated shipments.
Air freight forwarding
Air freight forwarding is definitely the fastest way to get your cargo from one place to another.
It is the only option for certain time-sensitive shipments. Cargo has to go through a strict check, so there is no place of manipulation and your cargo will be in less danger.
Air freight forwarders offer you to be a part of an international trade from anywhere in the world and to transport your product to different places. So, It can easily be combined with other forms of transport. For the most quality service.
When you have goods that require special attention and need to be transported as soon as possible, air transportation in Japan is the best option for your cargo forwarding. Using the services of freight forwarders by air it is the fastest way for transportation. This is also the best option if your cargo has to travel far away and to reach a remote island or continent.
Kokusai Express Japan is actually your global forwarding agent. In terms of having all the documentation prepared so you will easily have your freight transported worldwide by plane.
Here are the benefits of hiring our international air freight forwarders:
- Cost-effectiveness– Paying less for providing your customers with your products by hiring international air freight forwarders instead of doing it yourself.
- Releasing the stress– Avoiding headaches by letting the experts deal with complicated things.
- Ensure your freight– The safety of your cargo is essential when forwarding it across the border by plane.
- Warehousing services– In case you need to store your products for a while before forwarding.
- Cargo tracking– With this service you always where is your freight
- 3PL– We offer to conduct all third party logistics activities for you, in case you might be needing it.
- Plan for activities and Direct communication – The international air forwarders of your cargo from Kokusai Express Japan constantly communicate with you about all the solutions we come up with.
Hiring our international air freight forwarders you are reducing your expenses. We have the connections, the handiness, and the know-how to plan out all the activities. Kokusai Express provides efficient services. And smoothly passing freight the borders. So, you get all of this for an affordable price. You will a lot less than you have to pay if you conducted it by yourself.
Sea freight forwarding
Ocean transport is one of the key factors for strong global supply chain management. If you choose our experts to forward your freight over the sea, we guarantee the safety of it.
Kokusai Express Japan specializes in providing expert international sea freight forwarding services to companies large and small. We are an integral part of our clients export departments. So we are offering custom tailored ocean/sea freight logistics solutions for a wide variety of cargo.
We offer all types of containerized shipping, from less than container loads and refrigerated containers.
The sea freight forwarding experts conduct your freight by a shipping line. So, It can be done on a direct line or with transshipments in several ports. It depends on what is the optimal solution in terms of cost-effectiveness and the efficiency. The forwarder doesn’t have obligation to disclose the information where your cargo is each moment. Sea freight forwarders are only responsible that the cargo comes to the destination on time, and safely transported. But, Kokusai Express Japan is different from other shippers. So, We offer you the option of knowing where your cargo is each moment! You just need to use our cargo tracking application.
As one of the best overseas shipping companies in Japan, we manage all the logistics procedures related to your international imports and exports. Choosing the correct transport carriers and equipment. Also, ensuring suitable and safe packaging for sea transport. Assuming responsibility for reliable shipping.
We offer much more than international air freight forwarding
Do we offer anything other than overseas shipping services? The answer is yes, plain and simple. We’re a multifaceted company that can help you with much more than just internationally shipping cargo. Yes, our international air freight forwarders are among the best in the business, but we have more to offer.
- Moving services – Whether you’re shipping goods or moving house, we’re here to help. We can handle your relocation and make sure you move house successfully and stress-free.
- Warehousing – as said earlier, we’re here to help you store your belongings in warehouses.
- Customs clearance – we can help you with customs clearance and also tell you which items are banned for export and import. You also have nothing to worry about because we know all the import precautions for items.
- Transportation – we offer different types of transportation while providing you with safety, speed and affordable prices.
- Different types of cargo forwarding
Cargo forwarding services other than international freight forwarding
Not only do we have excellent international air freight forwarders, but we also have other ways of transporting your goods.
- Our company is also an air sea forwarder, so you can combine two different ways of shipping.
- We offer to transport your cargo by sea.
- Our services include shipping exhibition cargo for all of your goods that are meant for an even or an exhibition. We will take special care of these items.
- If you have any heavy lift cargo that you need to ship, worry not. We can handle it.
- We also offer international parcel delivery.
Licensed and insured overseas shipping company
The market is oversaturated with moving companies and companies that offer shipping services. Because of that, it can be difficult to choose a company you can trust and one that won’t scam you. Of course, you want to get the best deal and avoid any issues. Simply put, you want a company that will help you and reduces some of your stress.
Well, in that case, we’re the company for you. If you hire our international air freight forwarders, you won’t regret it. Not only do we have the experience, but we also have all the needed licenses. What this means is that we’re a legitimate company that’s not out to scam you and rob you of your money. We want to help you and show you that we’re good at our job.
Ensure a smooth shipping process with the help of Kokusai Express Japan
Once you realize that you need to hire professionals to help you with international freight forwarding needs, there’s only one thing to do! Do your research and find the best company for you, of course. Well, luckily for you, you’ve stumbled upon Kokusai Express Japan and you need not look any further. We’re here to cater to your needs, make sure you have a good experience and keep your things safe!
For all your questions, contact our company and you will get all information that you need. All our staff is polite and friendly to all of our customers and clients. Approaching every one of you with the same commitment to agreeing the best terms possible and with the same desire to make customers and clients happy. Choosing to hire us you get:
- Top quality service
- Safety for your cargo
- Affordable prices fitting every budget