SIC Industry Description

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 TitlesTotal Marketable US Businesses
4731Freight Transportation Arrangement72,441
473100Freight transportation arrangement33,662
47310000Freight transportation arrangement33,662
473101Transportation agents and brokers14,301
47310100Transportation agents and brokers5,503
47310101Agents, shipping1,145
47310102Brokers, shipping2,552
47310103Customhouse brokers1,566
47310104Truck transportation brokers3,535
473102Freight forwarding23,755
47310200Freight forwarding20,721
47310201Domestic freight forwarding1,228
47310202Foreign freight forwarding1,806
473199Freight transportation arrangement, nec723
47319901Customs clearance of freight156
47319902Freight consolidation151
47319903Freight rate information service137
47319904Railroad freight agency86
47319905Shipping documents preparation111
47319906Transport clearinghouse82