24 October 2012

DTI Identified Erring Freight Forwarders

Freight Forwarding Enterprise
Christmas season may be all about giving, but this does not mean that freight forwarders are free to take what is not given.

Freight forwarding enterprises are companies engaged in consolidation of small lots of less-than-truckoad freight from shippers. They have been part of the facilities of transportation available to users of freight all over the world for a century now.

However, due to the numerous complaints of non-delivery and missing items, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) identified last 16 October 2012 the following local freight forwarders that should be avoided. Most of these companies have no accreditation with the department's Philippine Shippers Bureau and these are:
  • 2GO Express Inc.;
  • Aerosend;
  • Alas Cargo Phil.;
  • Associated Consolidation Express;
  • Dausan International Forwarder;
  • FACF Parcel Delivery;
  • FRS Philippine Freight Services Inc.;
  • International Cargo Forwarder;
  • J.J. Transglobal Brokerage;
  • JAR Cargo Forwarders;
  • Mail Plus Cargo Carriers;
  • Manila Broker;
  • Maru Cargo Logistics Phil.;
  • R&M Cargo Services;
  • Rodah Cargo Manila;
  • South Atlantic Cargo Inc.;
  • Trico International Forwarding (Phils) Inc.; and
  • VCG Customs Brokerage.
The following companies, while accredited, have also been blacklisted and subject to DTI show cause orders because of complaints on undelivered balikbayan boxes:
  • D’ Winner Logistics Phil. Inc.;
  • LCSN Express Movers Inc.;
  • MC Plus Inc.;
  • Transtech Global Phil Inc.; and
  • Wide wide World Express Corp.
The DTI-PSB also blacklisted 28 foreign principals and overseas consolidators that had been the subject of complaints on undelivered packages (shown below).