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 Arrangement58,400
473100Freight transportation arrangement23,794
47310000Freight transportation arrangement23,794
473101Transportation agents and brokers13,440
47310100Transportation agents and brokers4,869
47310101Agents, shipping1,133
47310102Brokers, shipping2,441
47310103Customhouse brokers1,559
47310104Truck transportation brokers3,438
473102Freight forwarding20,483
47310200Freight forwarding17,538
47310201Domestic freight forwarding1,186
47310202Foreign freight forwarding1,759
473199Freight transportation arrangement, nec683
47319901Customs clearance of freight152
47319902Freight consolidation144
47319903Freight rate information service120
47319904Railroad freight agency86
47319905Shipping documents preparation111
47319906Transport clearinghouse70