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 Arrangement33,775
473100Freight transportation arrangement13,282
47310000Freight transportation arrangement13,282
473101Transportation agents and brokers9,678
47310100Transportation agents and brokers2,596
47310101Agents, shipping1,174
47310102Brokers, shipping1,616
47310103Customhouse brokers1,262
47310104Truck transportation brokers3,030
473102Freight forwarding10,144
47310200Freight forwarding7,565
47310201Domestic freight forwarding920
47310202Foreign freight forwarding1,659
473199Freight transportation arrangement, nec671
47319901Customs clearance of freight168
47319902Freight consolidation175
47319903Freight rate information service62
47319904Railroad freight agency120
47319905Shipping documents preparation124
47319906Transport clearinghouse22