Bulk cargo LCL export is mainly for customers with small export volume. So today we will learn about the precautions and required information for bulk cargo LCL export?

  1. Precautions for LCL export of seaborne bulk cargo
    (1). Container cargo generally cannot be accepted by designated shipping companies. The shipping company only accepts bookings for full container cargo and does not directly accept bookings for shipping container cargo. Only by splicing the boxed goods together through a freight forwarder (some powerful shipping companies use their logistics companies) can you book space with the shipping company. Almost all LCL goods are transported through centralized consignment and centralized distribution by freight forwarding companies.

Due to limited supply of goods, general freight forwarders can only book space from a few shipping companies, and can rarely meet the needs of designated shipping companies. Therefore, when trading goods, try not to accept the designated freight company to avoid shipping that does not meet the requirements.

(2). When negotiating transactions with customers, special attention should be paid to relevant transportation terms to avoid discovering that the other party cannot meet the transportation terms after the letter of credit is issued.

In daily operations, we often encounter situations where L/C stipulates that the freight forwarder does not accept the freight forwarder’s bill of lading. Since the shipping company does not directly accept bookings from freight forwarders, the shipping company’s ocean bill of lading is handed over to the freight forwarder, and the freight forwarder issues HOUSE/L to the shipper. If the L/C stipulates that a freight forwarder’s bill of lading is not accepted, there will be no choice when it comes to actual shipment processing, resulting in an inconsistent L/C.

(3). The billable tonnage of LCL cargo should be accurate. Before the goods are shipped, the factory should be asked to measure the weight and dimensions of the goods as accurately as possible. When stored in a warehouse designated by the freight forwarder, the warehouse will usually re-measure and use the re-measured size and weight as the charging standard.

If the factory changes the packaging, the factory should be required to notify it in time, and do not wait until the goods arrive at the freight forwarder’s warehouse before feeding back the information through the freight forwarder. Time is often tight, and changing customs declaration documents can easily delay customs declaration, or incur emergency customs declaration fees and port fees.

(4). Due to insufficient supply and high cost of LCL cargo at some ports, freight forwarding companies specializing in LCL charge lower charges for goods with smaller volumes. For example, if the starting price is 2 tons, that is, if it is less than 2 tons, then it will be charged as 2 tons. Valuation. Therefore, for goods with small volume and relatively remote ports, these factors should be considered when trading to avoid being passive in the future.

(5). For some remote routes and ports, customers recommend sending goods to inland points. Try to consult before signing a contract to confirm that the shipping company and freight forwarding company can handle these remote ports and inland points before signing the contract. Delivery and related charges. During the sea freight LCL export process, due to the fault of the booking person, the goods could not be transported in time, resulting in vacancies in the LCL company’s space. The fees LCL companies charged booking person made up for the losses.

  1. Information required for sea freight borne bulk cargo LCL export

(1). The customer provides the goods list and invoice;

(2). Assist customers to organize customs declaration materials and submit certificates of origin and materials required for commodity inspection in accordance with customs supervision requirements;

(3). Shipping bulk cargo provides accurate piece count, volume, weight and value. Valuable and fragile items are placed on wooden shelves. Different items cannot be mixed. Generally hazardous chemicals, liquids, powders and other items are not covered. Food exports require advance customs supervision and must undergo export commodity inspection.

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