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International Shipping

Since the rapid growth of e-commerce, transportation of goods between countries is also increasing too. The value of the goods has been increase since many people love to buy goods online. There is a small business now provides International shipping too. In this post, we are willing to explain some steps when you want to ship something with sea freight international shipping containers. There are things you should do when preparing to move abroad. Find Notes on Moving Overseas Shipping Containers

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International Shipping Guide

There are many things involved when it comes to international transportation. Those are booking agents, shipping lines, freight forwarders, as well as custom house brokers. If your shipping is related to cargo that fit into a standard sea freight international shipping containers, but it is not enough to fill it up, you may pay extra for airfreight. This is also valid for shipping that is not so urgent too.
In international shipping, the key players are shipper, shipping line, consignee, and freight forwarder. The shipper is the one who ships at the origin. This could be you, a factory, or a seller which you buy goods from. The shipping line is the company carrying your containers at sea. You likely do not speak with them. Even you can't see the documents from the shipping line. Meanwhile, the consignee is the receiver of the container. This could be you (again) or someone which you are selling a good too. As for freight forwarder, it is the logistics provider that you will be dealing with. A freight forwarder will arrange the transportation from a shipper to a consignee. And which one of them could be you.

There are 5 physical steps and 2 documentation steps when it comes to shipping the container internationally. All of the steps take place for every shipment. 

For your information, there is a cost in each step. This need to be settled by someone. Usually, the one who settles is the shipper or the consignee. If you don’t want to pay extra cost or experience unnecessary delays, you need to have a clear agreement on who will pay for each step. Those steps are:

1. Export Haulage

Export haulage is related to the movement of the container from the shipper to the forwarder’s
destination. The container would be moved by truck, rail, or a local transportation company.

2. Export Customs Clearance

Export customs clearance is related to every shipment that leaves a county. The customs formalities have to meet the regulatory requirements.

3. Origin Handling

Origin handling will cover all physical handling and inspection of the shipment.

4. Ocean Freight

If the freight forwarded decides to ship the container with ocean freight, they and the shipping line has a contract to carry the container.

5. Import Customs Clearance

Import customs clearance is handled by the freight forwarder or by a customs house broker. This step begins before the container arrives at the destination country.

6. Destination Handling

Destination handling is when the container transfers from the ship to shore.

7. Import Haulage

The last step of sea freight international shipping containers imports haulage which is the actual delivery of the container to the consignee.

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