7 Reasons why we think Freight Forwarding is for you!

career advice freight forwarding Apr 07, 2022

If you’re ambitious and looking for a diverse and exciting career that can take you from Heathrow to Hong Kong, or from Liverpool to LA then Freight Forwarding could be just the ticket.

Freight forwarding offers an exciting career opportunity, especially because of its variability and the opportunity to deal with people from so many cultures.

Here are just 7 reasons why we think Freight Forwarding is for you.

  1. Growing business

The transportation business is growing, because of increasing international trade, lower costs making countries easier to reach, larger and larger container ships and continuous innovations in technology. Freight Logistics is still an industry with a future.

  1. Variability

Every day is different, you never know what to expect. There can be a strike in Brazil which puts all shipments on hold, damage / or breakdown of a vessel, customs can stop your cargo, you never know. Days can be stressful, or days can be relaxed, however they are very rarely boring. 

  1. Products

Freight Forwarders and Logistics providers handle millions of shipments every day. They ensure the supply chain to some of the world’s most exciting goods are delivered on time and without incident; from diamonds to dinosaur bones, film sets to Formula 1 cars, stadium lighting to live animals. You name it, our industry has transported it.

  1. Progression

If you’re ambitious, you will go far with a career in Freight Logistics. There are numerous examples of managers, at all levels, who started in the documentation department and have gone on to reach senior positions within the sector, or even run their own business.

  1. International

You can be liaising with overseas offices, learning about different working cultures or even getting the chance to travel abroad on business. Some larger companies also offer their own exchange programmes.

  1. Demand

The Freight Logistics industry will always be needed and it offers a stimulating and stable future. Most companies could not survive if they only traded domestically and in an increasingly globalised world there will always be a requirement for international freight and customs procedures, to ensure products from all over the world can get from A to B. Whilst markets move and consumer habits change, our industry changes with it - the boom in online ordering has meant that logistics is now more important than ever.

  1. Variety in potential future jobs

Working in freight forwarding opens the door to many different industries and positions such as importing or exporting companies, manufacturers, shipping lines and supply-chain consulting.

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