Logistics involves the management of supply chains. Freight forwarding is a subset of logistics that focuses on arranging the transport of products from one place to another.

The cost varies depending on the quantity of products shipped, the distance between origin and destination, transport mode, and any additional service requirements. A freight forwarder can provide a quote outlining all costs associated with the shipment.

Many use global tracking systems that combine various data sources to monitor the progress of shipments in real time. These sources include container tracking, GPS, manifest data and satellite tracking. Some freight forwarders, like Hillebrand Gori, provide access to an online portal to track shipments.

When selecting a freight forwarder, consider their experience and expertise in your industry, network and infrastructure capabilities, and customer service standards. It's also important to understand their pricing and any additional services they offer.