In international trade, international sea freight is essential and extremely important. If international sea freight is managed well, goods can be transported safely to avoid losing both property and property. To this end, we need to understand the different delivery methods of international shipping to ensure that the goods are safe and delivered to customers in a timely manner. This also means that the payment can be recovered in a timely manner and avoid capital turnover problems.

The following is an introduction to the different delivery methods and their differences in maritime transportation:
Telegraph release: referred to as telegraph release, the bill of lading information is sent to the shipping company at the destination port in the form of an electronic message or electronic message. The consignee can pick up the goods with the telegraph release of the bill of lading and the telegraph release letter of guarantee stamped with the telegraph release seal. The shipping company will notify the agent at the destination port to release the goods. The original bill of lading is not required, as long as the certificates of the consignee and the person being released are required.


Advantages: Convenient, fast and safe (avoiding the risk of losing the bill of lading).
Disadvantages: The shipper cannot control the rights to the goods.
Ocean bill of lading: The original bill of lading issued by the shipping company is a document of property title. The consignee can use this bill of lading to take delivery of the goods. The bill of lading can be endorsed and transferred and is an important document. The consignor obtains the original bill of lading through the freight forwarder, scans it and sends it to the consignee. After receiving the payment, the consignor will expressly mail the complete set of bills of lading to the consignee, and the consignee will exchange the original bill of lading for the bill of lading to pick up the goods. . Ocean bills of lading are commonly used.
Advantages: The buyer can pick up the goods immediately, simplifying the procedures and saving costs.

Sea waybill: It is a form of bill of lading, also known as SEA WAYBILL. Once the sea waybill is issued, the title to the goods is transferred to the consignee and the goods can be collected directly. There is no need for the original bill of lading or telex release fee to pick up the goods by sea waybill. Trusted companies can use this form of release.
Advantages: Fast ordering, fast delivery, simple and fast.
Disadvantages: Unable to control the goods.
Release of bill at the port of destination: also called release of goods, it is rarely used. This method is only used in the following special circumstances: the bill of lading is lost, the shipper provides a letter of guarantee to the shipping company or the agent releases the bill to the consignee; the bill of lading is late, The goods have arrived at the port, and you can use the letter of guarantee to instruct the release of the goods to speed up the pickup.

the difference:
1.SWB is the bill of lading on board the ship, which is similar to the electronic release. As long as the SEA WAYBILL is generated, the shipping agent can release the goods directly to the consignee.

  1. The condition of telex release is that unless the consignor notifies the agent in writing to release the goods, the agent will not release the goods for the consignee.
  2. The main difference between SWB and B/L is that SWB does not function as a certificate of property; the bill of lading can be transferred by endorsement, but the sea waybill cannot be transferred. The person who picks up the goods can only be the consignee indicated on the sea waybill.

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