History Of Freight Forwarding! Trivia Quiz

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Freight forwarding is important today in so many ways. It helps with trade for most countries and it also helps move goods (big or small) from one part of the world to another, sometimes in record time. But how did it comes to be and what is the history behind it? Take our quiz and see if you know about the history of freight forwarding.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Who is known as the first freight forwarder?

    • A.

      Nicolas Tesla

    • B.

      Thomas Edison

    • C.

      Thomas Meadows and Company

    • D.

      Thomas Company

    Correct Answer
    C. Thomas Meadows and Company
    Explanation
    Thomas Meadows and Company is known as the first freight forwarder because they were established in London in 1836 and specialized in organizing the transportation of goods for their clients. They acted as intermediaries between the shippers and carriers, managing the logistics and documentation of the shipments. Their innovative approach revolutionized the freight industry and laid the foundation for the modern freight forwarding industry.

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  • 2. 

    In what year was the first freight forwarding company established?

    • A.

      1820

    • B.

      1830

    • C.

      1836

    • D.

      1840

    Correct Answer
    C. 1836
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1836. This is the year in which the first freight forwarding company was established.

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  • 3. 

    In what country was the first freight forwarding company established?

    • A.

      The USA

    • B.

      The United Kingdom

    • C.

      Spain

    • D.

      Portugal

    Correct Answer
    B. The United Kingdom
    Explanation
    The correct answer is The United Kingdom. The first freight forwarding company was established in the United Kingdom.

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  • 4. 

    When was the CIFFA established?

    • A.

      In 1930

    • B.

      In 1952

    • C.

      In 1948

    • D.

      In 1950

    Correct Answer
    C. In 1948
    Explanation
    The CIFFA (Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association) was established in 1948. This organization plays a vital role in the Canadian transportation and logistics industry. It represents the interests of freight forwarders and provides them with resources, training, and networking opportunities. The establishment of CIFFA in 1948 marked an important milestone in the development of the freight forwarding industry in Canada.

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  • 5. 

    When has freight forwarding started in Nigeria?

    • A.

      In 1914

    • B.

      In  1915

    • C.

      In 1920

    • D.

      In 1930

    Correct Answer
    A. In 1914
    Explanation
    In 1914, freight forwarding started in Nigeria. This means that the practice of organizing and transporting goods and cargo from one location to another began in Nigeria during this year. It is important to note that freight forwarding plays a crucial role in international trade and commerce, ensuring the smooth movement of goods across borders.

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  • 6. 

    Which body is responsible for maintaining the professionalism of this industry in Ireland?

    • A.

      FIATA

    • B.

      IATA

    • C.

      IAATTA

    • D.

      ATTIA

    Correct Answer
    A. FIATA
    Explanation
    FIATA, or the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations, is responsible for maintaining the professionalism of the freight forwarding industry in Ireland. They set standards, provide training and education, and promote best practices within the industry.

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  • 7. 

    How many people are currently employed by the FFFAI in India?

    • A.

      Over 30,000

    • B.

      Over 50,000

    • C.

      Over 200,000

    • D.

      Over 110,000 people

    Correct Answer
    D. Over 110,000 people
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Over 110,000 people." This indicates that there are more than 110,000 individuals currently employed by the FFFAI in India.

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  • 8. 

    What is an ocean freight forwarder?

    • A.

      It's an individual the US that dispatches shipments from states to states.

    • B.

      It's a company in the US that dispatches shipments from states to states.

    • C.

      It's an individual/ company in the UK that dispatches shipments from states to states.

    • D.

      It's an individual/ company in the US that dispatches shipments from states to states.

    Correct Answer
    D. It's an individual/ company in the US that dispatches shipments from states to states.
    Explanation
    An ocean freight forwarder is an individual or company in the US that dispatches shipments from states to states. They are responsible for coordinating and arranging the transportation of goods via ocean carriers. This involves tasks such as booking cargo space, preparing documentation, and managing the logistics of the shipment.

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  • 9. 

    Where do international freight forwarders must get licensed?

    • A.

      By the great Commission

    • B.

      By the Federal Commission

    • C.

      By the Federal Maritime Commission

    • D.

      By the Maritime Commission

    Correct Answer
    C. By the Federal Maritime Commission
    Explanation
    International freight forwarders must get licensed by the Federal Maritime Commission. This commission is responsible for regulating and overseeing the shipping industry in the United States, including international freight forwarding. Licensing ensures that freight forwarders meet certain standards and adhere to regulations to protect the interests of both shippers and carriers.

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  • 10. 

    How many corporate members are part of BIFA?

    • A.

      1500

    • B.

      1200

    • C.

      1000

    • D.

      800

    Correct Answer
    A. 1500
    Explanation
    There are 1500 corporate members that are part of BIFA.

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