Forwarding order definition
The forwarding contract is a contract in which a forwarder or a so-called logistics service provider undertakes to transport goods from a shipper to the respective destination. Here, the forwarder takes over the transport of goods and merchandise plus possible other additional services for a fee. In contrast to the freight order, the forwarding order is defined in such a way that specific details are made regarding the organization and procedure of the transport.
Synonyms for the forwarding order include forwarding contract, order for the organization of transportation and similar formulations. In case of a forwarding order, the forwarder assumes the choice of the carrier, he is also liable for his actions. This has particular implications for the effectiveness of insurance clauses.