Forwarder. An individual or a firm who ships or sends forward goods for others to their destination by the instrumentality of third persons. Neither a consignor shipping goods nor a carrier while engaged in transporting them is called a forwarder. The name is applied strictly to one who undertakes to see the goods of another put in the way of transportation, without himself incurring the liability of a carrier to deliver. A carrier who undertakes to transport the goods only part of the way, often becomes a forwarder in respect to the duty of delivering them to some other carrier who completes the transportation.