Q: What is the difference between a Freight Forwarder…

and a Third Party Logistics Provider?


A Freight Forwarder is a person or company that arranges and organizes shipments for customers, and gets them delivered on time to the appropriate destination.

A Third Party Logistics Provider is a person or company that provides services for part of or the entirety of a customer’s supply chain. In addition to acting as a Freight Forwarder, the TPL provider can also offer warehousing services, goods production/procurement, and order fulfillment, among other things.

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