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calculated according to the weight and cargo space needed, and payment is made either prior to the delivery or upon delivery for established customers. Depending upon a shipment’s payment arrangements, the goods being shipped by DHL can be legally considered their property if they are in their possession without payment. Payment to DHL is due 60 days net from the date of invoicing. Any taxes, duties, or fees imposed by any government are the responsibility of the customer to pay (“DHL Terms and Conditions of Purchase”, 2017). Airfreight forwarder regulationsThere are various shipping regulations which freight forwarders must be familiar with. According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), freight forwarders must complywith regulations concerning dangerous goods, live animals, perishables & pharmaceuticals, unit load devices (ULDs), temperature control, cargo handling, and the shipping of lithium batteries, to name a few (“Freight Forwarders”, 2019). They must also be intimately familiar with the air cargo tariffs.
AIRLINES AND AIR CARGO ALLIANCES4ConclusionIn summary, freight forwarders provide a critical service to businesses, especially those who manufacture or source their goods overseas. One of the barriers smaller businesses face when
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Intermodal freight transport, Commercial item transport and distribution