Initial Carrier

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The first carrier that transports a shipment, usually from the point of origin to a transfer point.

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Who is an Initial Carrier?

An initial carrier is the first shipping company or carrier that takes possession of a shipment or cargo and transports it from the point of origin to the port of departure or the first transfer point. The initial carrier is responsible for ensuring that the shipment is properly packaged, labeled, and documented, and for transporting it safely and efficiently to the next carrier or destination. 

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