How much does a Freight Forwarder make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for a Freight Forwarder in the United States is $26 as of April 26, 2022, but the salary range typically falls between $21 and $37. Hourly rate can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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What is a Freight Forwarder?

A Freight Forwarder, forwarder, or forwarding agent, also known as a non-vessel operating common carrier (NVOCC), is a person or company that organizes shipments for individuals or corporations to get goods from the manufacturer or producer to a market, customer or final point of distribution. Forwarders contract with a carrier or often multiple carriers to move the goods. A forwarder does not move the goods but acts as an expert in the logistics network. The carriers can use a variety of shipping modes, including ships, airplanes, trucks, and railroads, and often use multiple modes for a sing...

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Estes Forwarding Worldwide, LLC - Richmond , VA
Estes Forwarding Worldwide (EFW) is a leading domestic and international freight forwarder in the United States, providing customized logistics and warehousing solutions for clients around the world ...
JobCase - 24 days ago
... freight forwarding and trucking partners, working closely with them for any ETA changes and issue resolution · Identify, issue, and track inbound product inspections to be performed on product ...
LinkedIn - 9 days ago
MP RPO - Wicomico , VA
Schedule inbound shipments with domestic and international transportation companies, consolidators, freight forwarders. * Establish and maintain relationships with key providers to ensure ...
ZipRecruiter ATS Jobs for ZipSearch/ZipAlerts - 44 days ago
CVI - Norfolk , VA
About Us: CVI is a premier provider of freight forwarding, customs brokerage, and trade compliance services to the international shipping community. Join our team of transportation specialists ...
ZipRecruiter - 45 days ago
Kinetix International Logistics - Alexandria , VA
Preferably 1-5 years of import/export or freight forwarding experience. * Experience in areas of FMS, DDTC, and export licenses a plus. * Ability to clearly communicate with customers and co-workers
ZipRecruiter ATS Jobs for ZipSearch/ZipAlerts - 81 days ago
Company Description Freight Forwarder, Customs House Brokerage
ZipRecruiter - 48 days ago
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