Freight forwarding means stuffing big ugly steel boxes with almost every product imaginable, banging them onto trucks and ships, and delivering the product intact and on time.
It’s a business of cubic metres, customs duty, lost dockets, risks and insurance, things going astray and awry, finding new clients and keeping the old.
Heh. That’s about as blunt and accurate a definition of freight forwarding as I have ever seen. I always joked that when I told people what I did for a living I was met with blank stares until I explained that I basically facilitated the movement of brown cardboard boxes from point A to point B.
I think I like this definition better.