Why engage a Sea Freight Agent?
In order to be able to cater to and solve customers’ shipping needs, freight agents will maintain communication with them. Also, the agents will keep customers updated on their freight status to ensure that deadlines are followed for a smooth delivery.
Engaging a freight agent would mean that shippers can tap on the relationships with carriers that have already been established by the freight brokers that these agents are working under. This would therefore save traders that require international sea freight a lot of time.
Together with other freight agents under the same broker, they may merge all of their customers’ cargo together and request for discounts. This will then be converted into lower shipping prices for customers. A freight agent that is working under a more reputable broker would be able to provide more generous discounts.