Recommendations and Considerations for International Ocean Shipping and International Air Freight Services
Suggestions and precautions for international ocean shipping
Do not sign large contracts with small shipping companies or entrust unfamiliar freight forwarders.
Prices for international ocean shipping should be confirmed in writing as much as possible.
Check the bill of lading information carefully and ensure it corresponds with the contract information. If any errors appear, modify them promptly.
Be cautious when arranging for shipment, and prevent the risk of rejected cargo due to the lack of attention to tracking.
Professional personnel should be involved in the process of leasing whole vessels. Do not believe that your qualifications are sufficient to deal with complex contractual provisions.
Whole-package cooperation must be confirmed in writing, and strictly secure the payment of other fees while making payments.
Choosing a good freight forwarder is more valuable than selecting a good shipping company.
Only clients with good credit can acquire electronic bills of lading provided by shipping companies, while unknown clients are unlikely to qualify.
Retroactive bills of lading refer to bills of lading signed by carriers at the request of consignors prior to the actual completion date of shipment of the goods. This is a kind of commercial fraud of documentation that should be avoided.
Purchase necessary insurance in time, and supplement insurance according to the actual situation of the goods.
When using wooden pallets for cargo, take note of whether the customs of the other party require fumigation.
Small shipping companies offer lower prices but carry a risk of disappearance.
Suggestions and precautions for international air freight services
International express delivery is suitable for small packages and document-class luggage, and can meet urgent transportation needs by means of international air freight services.
Clear the information of the cargo, such as type, weight, size, category, etc., before using international air freight services. Reserve the warehouse in advance and have knowledge of departure time and other relevant information of the flight.
Different packing methods should be used for different types of cargo during air transport. When selecting air transport, goods must be packed according to the airline's requirements, such as using paper boxes for fruits, professional air boxes for seafood, and either woven bags or paper boxes for general clothing.
The recipient or sender will receive information about the goods and the cargo transportation number half an hour before the aircraft takes off and must safely keep this information.
For safety reasons, single-piece overweight or oversized items cannot be shipped by international air freight services, like many liquids, flammable or explosive materials.
Goods can only be collected two and a half hours after arrival.