License for transport brokers

Intermediation in the transportation of people and goods requires the appropriate license – a freight forwarding license. Without meeting this requirement, the activity cannot be carried out.

What is passenger brokerage?

These activities include:

  • entrusting orders for the transportation of persons by passenger car, a car that is structurally adapted for the transportation of more than seven but no more than nine persons together with the driver, or a cab;
  • Collecting payments for the forwarding of passengers, signing contracts of carriage on behalf of the company or client that performs passenger transportation;
  • Allowing the payment of passenger transportation fees.

This is done by means of electronic communication, websites, mobile applications, ICT systems or computer programs.

Freight forwarder and broker – one function?

Brokering the transportation of goods also requires a freight forwarding license. When applying for the aforementioned. The document does not need to have its own trucks, as the entity mainly deals with the transport procedure. He acts as an intermediary between contractors – communicating with each other, preparing the necessary documents or providing appropriate advice.

Intermediation is not regulated in any way by the Civil Code, although the tasks performed are very similar to those of a freight forwarder. Nevertheless, opinions on the subject of similarities and differences between a broker and a freight forwarder are still very much equal.

The shipping license is one document that does not have a division between domestic and international.

The obligation to have a license stems from Art. 5b para. 2 point 1 utd. Law of March 6, 2008 – Law of Entrepreneurs.