Industry: 4731—Arrangement of Transportation of Freight and Cargo
Establishments primarily engaged in furnishing shipping information and acting as agents in arranging transportation for freight and cargo. Also included in this industry are freight forwarders which undertake the transportation of goods from the shippers to receivers for a charge covering the entire transportation, and, in turn, make use of the services of other transportation establishments as instrumentalities in effecting delivery.

Agents, shippingFreight consolidation
Auditors, freight rateFreight forwarding
Brokers, shippingFreight rate auditors
Brokers, transportationFreight rate information service
Consultants, tariffShipping documents preparation
Customhouse brokersTariff consultant
Customs clearance of freightTariff rate information service
Domestic forwardingTransport clearinghouse
Foreign forwardingTransportation rate services
Freight agencies, railroad: not operated by railroad companies
Codes Titles Number of US Businesses
4731Freight Transportation Arrangement31,928
473100Freight transportation arrangement14,486
47310000Freight transportation arrangement14,486
473101Transportation agents and brokers9,039
47310100Transportation agents and brokers2,695
47310101Agents, shipping1,120
47310102Brokers, shipping1,547
47310103Customhouse brokers1,187
47310104Truck transportation brokers2,490
473102Freight forwarding7,730
47310200Freight forwarding6,108
47310201Domestic freight forwarding727
47310202Foreign freight forwarding895
473199Freight transportation arrangement, nec673
47319901Customs clearance of freight163
47319902Freight consolidation179
47319903Freight rate information service61
47319904Railroad freight agency126
47319905Shipping documents preparation122
47319906Transport clearinghouse22