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 Arrangement32,559
473100Freight transportation arrangement14,886
47310000Freight transportation arrangement14,886
473101Transportation agents and brokers8,907
47310100Transportation agents and brokers2,647
47310101Agents, shipping1,120
47310102Brokers, shipping1,520
47310103Customhouse brokers1,174
47310104Truck transportation brokers2,446
473102Freight forwarding8,102
47310200Freight forwarding6,435
47310201Domestic freight forwarding760
47310202Foreign freight forwarding907
473199Freight transportation arrangement, nec664
47319901Customs clearance of freight163
47319902Freight consolidation171
47319903Freight rate information service63
47319904Railroad freight agency121
47319905Shipping documents preparation125
47319906Transport clearinghouse21