Ocean LCL refers to the behavior of the carrier or agent classifying the goods according to the nature and destination of the goods after accepting the small ticket shipment entrusted by the cargo owner. Concentrate goods destined for the same destination into a certain number of boxes. So what should you pay attention to when choosing sea freight LCL? What are the characteristics of sea freight LCL?

  1. What should you pay attention to when choosing sea freight LCL?
    Consolidate shipments from shippers and consignees. A complete container consists of cargo from multiple different shippers and consignees.
    Trade terms are different from the policies and regulations of importing and exporting countries regarding restrictions and requirements on various goods. Some goods and goods are not subject to restrictions on export but are owned by the importing country. Once this happens, it will not only affect customs clearance, but also directly affect other goods transported in the same box.
    The customs declaration and inspection procedures for import and export goods are different: among multiple batches of goods transported in the same container, if one ticket has customs clearance, inspection and other problems, including missed inspections, missed inspection items, time delays, etc., it will affect the transportation of the entire container.

Complete documents and consistency of goods: Whether all documents are complete, consignee, port of destination, name of goods, specifications, packaging, quantity, weight, size, etc. There cannot be any errors, such as weight. If each ticket is slightly overweight, it will affect the larger overweight of the entire transportation, causing difficulties in container transportation and leading to transportation accidents. Another example is size. If it is slightly overweight, the cumulative volume may be greater than the inner volume of the container. As a result, the goods cannot be loaded or even dumped, which affects the transportation of the entire container cargo.
Temporary changes: From the production site to shipment, traders and shippers will constantly check and verify the true condition of the goods. If errors are found, including subjective and objective reasons, they will propose to modify the documents or adjust the goods. Therefore, it is the responsibility of a professional packaging company to verify all conditions of the goods before packaging and accurately determine various situations that may occur after the goods arrive at the port of destination. If you have any questions, you should contact the relevant parties in time to ensure smooth transportation of goods. Since there are more cargo tickets involved in the LCL process, such changes occur more frequently than with FCL shipments.

  1. What are the characteristics of shipping LCL?
    Pay attention to the relevant transportation terms (clearly specify which transportation method and payment method are used for transportation). For the transportation of LCL goods, special attention should be paid to what kind of transportation method and payment method are used for transportation, which is very important for transportation. The letter of credit (L/C) stipulates that LCL freight does not accept the freight forwarder’s bill of lading, because the shipping company does not directly accept the booking of LCL cargo. The shipping company’s ocean bill of lading is given to the freight forwarder, and then the freight forwarder issues the bill of lading (HOUSEB). /L) to the consignor. If the letter of credit stipulates that the freight forwarder’s bill of lading is not accepted, the letter of credit will be inconsistent during the actual transportation, thus causing some unnecessary losses to the consignor.
    Do not specify a specific shipping company for LCL shipments. Shipping companies only accept bookings for FCL cargo, not LCL cargo directly. Only LCL cargo can be booked with the shipping company after being consolidated through a freight forwarder. Due to limited supply of goods, general freight forwarders can only focus on booking space from a few shipping companies, and can rarely meet the needs of designated shipping companies. Therefore, when trading goods, try not to specify a shipping company, so as to avoid being unable to meet the requirements of the designated shipping company when handling consignment and unable to transport the goods.
    The billing tons of LCL goods must be accurate. Before delivery, customers must accurately measure the weight of their goods in advance, because the goods must be re-measured when they arrive at the warehouse designated by the freight forwarder, and this will be used as a standard. If the factory changes the packaging, the factory should be required to notify in time and do not wait until the goods are delivered to the freight forwarder’s warehouse. When information is fed back through the freight forwarder, time is often tight and the documents can easily be delayed in customs declaration, or emergency customs declaration fees and port charges may be incurred. Therefore, you must accurately measure the weight of your goods before delivery.
    Consult before signing a contract. It’s a good idea to consult everyone before signing a contract. First, you can know what you want to know. Secondly, for some remote routes and ports, customers propose to deliver the goods to inland points. Try to consult before signing a contract to confirm that the shipping company and freight forwarding company can bear the delivery and related costs of remote ports and inland points, and then sign the contract to avoid a lot of unnecessary trouble.
    Pay attention to data integrity. Currently, China has joined the WTO, thus protecting intellectual property rights. For goods involving intellectual property rights, the “Intellectual Property Rights Declaration Form” should be filled out in advance. Regardless of whether there is a famous brand, whether it is a trademark registered by the company, factory, or the customer’s brand, relevant registered trademark information or the customer’s authorization letter must be prepared in advance; if there are many types of goods, each item should be listed in detail when making the customs declaration. The name and number of the goods must not be replaced by the code of the large category of goods. If customs issues arise during the customs declaration process and are found to be inconsistent with the actual goods, it will cause trouble of not releasing the goods. At the same time, all kinds of information required for customs declaration and clearance cannot be missing.
    Pay attention to the cost budget. Warehousing fees, LCL fees, customs clearance fees, ocean freight, customs clearance fees at the destination port, delivery fees, destination port duties, and possible inspection fees should all be included in the budget cost.

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