The amount of different people that have experienced troubles when exporting goods from one country to another is rather sizeable; this is because people are often uneducated in what they need to know to complete the transportation process successfully.
One of the most important factors when it comes to exporting cargo is ensuring that you have all the correct paperwork and documentation. If you find that you do not have the correct documents, then there is a possibility that your goods can be locked away until the relevant documents are produced. This can be a very stressful time for you as you can end up losing vital customers and trust that you have created within your business, so you are never put in this situation; here is the list of paperwork that is essential for sea freight shipment:
Bill of Landing (BoL)
A bill of landing is one of the most common forms of transportation documents that is used today. It is basically a document that outlines the terms of a contract between a shipping company or agent and the exporter (freight forwarder). To ensure everything goes ahead as agreed, the contract will simply state that the freight is to be moved from one specific point to another, for a specified agreed charge.
This paperwork is usually completed by the exporter, but it is important that you discuss this to ensure that the paperwork is produced correctly and on time. Also included in the BoL is the description of the goods being carried, this will include the quantity, the weight and the size.
This type of paperwork is essential whether you are transporting your goods by sea, road, or air.
This document is also usually organised by the exporter, this will ensure that your goods are released on time from shipment. This form will usually state that the cargo will be released automatically upon receipt of a correctly endorsed BoL or when the containers used have been paid for.
When one of these two options has been fulfilled, your cargo will be released automatically on the expected date.
The manifest is a document that lists the amount of cargo, passengers, and crew on the transport for the use of customs and other officials. This transport document will basically include all the information that is needed by authorities, such as a detailed summary of the BoL, destinations, ports, value of cargo, etc.
If there are any dangerous goods on board, then it is essential that a individual manifest is created for these items.
Other documents that will be needed for the sea freight shipment includes;
- Arrival notification
- Delivery orders
- Discharge lists
- Freight invoices
- Delivery invoices
This documentation is usually created at the discharge port when the ship arrives.
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John owns his own business and regularly exports products around the world. The global freight shipping services that are made available from http://www.thefreightpeople.com1 help him complete the process smoothly.
EEA report suggests road charges for heavy-duty goods vehicles should reflect varied health effects of pollution in different countries
A new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA) suggests1 that new road charges for heavy goods vehicles (HGVs or lorries) should reflect the varied health effects of traffic pollution in different European countries. This means charges should be much higher in some countries compared to others, according to the (EEA).
The amended Eurovignette Directive (2011/76/EU) relating to the charging of HGVs for use of major European motorways prescribes that from 2013, Member States may include air pollution costs in any charging structure for roads under the Trans European Network (TEN-T) and for comparable domestic motorways. The revenue from such schemes should be invested in sustainable transport, the Directive states. However, adoption of road user charges depends on a decision by individual countries.
With the use of advanced electronic systems, traffic can flow while being subject to road user charges that in addition to the infrastructure costs levy for the external costs of air pollution, the EEA points out.
Overall, air pollution is estimated to cause 3 million sick days and 350,000 premature deaths in Europe. Such health effects also have a heavy economic cost the report s authors estimate that the air pollution from HGVs alone costs EEA member countries 43-46 billion (US$56-60 billion) per year, making up almost half of the approximately 100 billion (US$130 billion) cost of air pollution from road transport.
European economies rely on transporting goods long distances. But there is also a hidden cost, paid in years of reduced health and lost life. This cost is especially high for those living close to Europe s major transport routes. By incorporating these costs into the price of goods, we can encourage healthier transport methods and cleaner technologies.
Jacqueline McGlade, EEA Executive Director
While air pollution in Europe has fallen significantly in recent years, it is still a problem in some parts of Europe, where HGVs can be a major factor, the report notes. Diesel, used by most HGVs, causes more air pollution per kilometer than other fuels such as petrol. Exhaust emissions from diesel engines were recently labelled as carcinogenic by the International Agency for Research on Cancer.
Heavy goods vehicles are responsible for 40-50% of nitrogen oxide (NOx) pollution from road transport in countries covered by the EEA. Both NOx and fine particulate matter (PM2.5) are considered in the report, as they can cause respiratory diseases, cardiovascular illnesses and other health problems.
The cost of air pollution from HGVs is up to 16 times higher in some European countries compared to others, the report notes.
The average cost of pollution from a 12-14 tonne Euroclass III lorry is highest in Switzerland, at almost 0.12 (US$0.16) per kilometer. Costs are also high in Luxemburg, Germany, Romania, Italy and Austria, at around 0.08/km (US$0.10). This is because the pollutants cause more harm where there are high population densities, or in landlocked regions and mountainous areas where pollution cannot disperse so easily.
At the other end of the scale, the same truck driving in Cyprus, Malta and Finland causes damage of around 0.005 (US$0.01) per kilometer.
In some regions the cost is also much higher than others. Zurich in Switzerland, Bucarest in Romania, Milan in Italy, the Ruhr Valley in Germany and Barcelona in Spain had some of the highest health costs compared to other large urban zones.
The calculations show that newer trucks would have a reduced impact, and therefore a lower cost. Euroclass IV trucks, which are up to six years old, or Euroclass V, up to three years old, would cause 40-60% less external costs on the same transport corridors. Charging haulage companies for the external costs of air pollution would incentivize newer and cleaner technologies, the report says.
The scheme would also create a level playing field, by internalizing the costs that road freight currently imposes on the rest of society. The positive effects of such a scheme have been noted in Switzerland after the country adopted similar legislation.
The EEA analysis attempts to capture the complexity of different geographical influences on air pollution across Europe. The report includes the average costs of pollution for 66 separate classes of vehicles, with the cost of each estimated on three different types of road (suburban, interurban and highways) in 30 countries and 108 cities. Estimates of cost per kilometer, depending on the vehicle and its surroundings, range from virtually nothing to more than 0.30 (US$0.39) per km for a non-Euroclass lorry more than 20 years old.
European Union Member States must report to the Commission by October this year on how they will implement road charging, if at all. The detailed figures released by EEA are intended to help Member States decide on individual schemes.
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BSL (Bluesea Shipping Lines) uses the operations of its automated sea freight shipping system, International Shipping USA, to make services better and shipments faster. The BSL site now re-directs its visitors to the new platform which is more transparent and effective in its shipment ways and policies.
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The International Shipping Company, U.S.A, gives a tab for choosing sea freight service on its home page. From LCL (less than container load), FCL, RO-RO, the tab gives several options. LCL refers to boxes, crates and pellet cargo and is supposed to be a low cost solution for international shipping of smaller quantum of sea freight. However FCL has options for household goods as well as for cars, boats and motor vehicles.
The RO-RO (Roll-on/Roll-off) option is more suitable for customers who wish to use the sea freight service for shipping heavy vehicles or equipment. This term is often used for highlighting wheeled cargo that can be rolled on or off the vessel.
So whether you are re-locating, or shipping raw materials or transporting finished goods you can now opt from the several packaging options of International Shipping Company. What more, they provide you with transport facilities, tracking options, door to port or door to door deliveries too. All this so that their customers can enjoy a stress free shipping option, with best of services. Automated Sea Freight Shipping System believes in upgrading their services and provide better platform with time as they believe in serving to the customers.
The home page of the site also gives a destination tab for easy calculation of freight cost instantly. A logged in visitor can get instant quote for RO-RO, FCL and LCL sea freight to his desired destination and also compare the prices to arrive at a feasible cost effective solution. In fact, International Shipping Company has a clear link to FAQ on export and import of LCL from and to USA respectively. Quotation calculator on the website makes the price comparisons easier for every shipment such that the potential customers have access to a much more transparent platform of pricing, as International Shipping Company values its customers and believes in fair policies.
Important information related to shipping containers, LCL, household goods, insurance, shipping terminals etc. are also found through proper tab of References on the site. Important documentation and other legal paper work information can also be found from the site s Documents tab. Tracking numbers are given with each shipment such that the customers can track their shipment from the comfort of home at a click of button and with no hassles, as International Shipping Company values its customers and believes in transparency be it with policies, pricing or shipment status.
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In order to assist Pakistan with economic recovery of it s flood devastated regions, the European parliament recently approved a regulation to allow more goods to be exported duty free to the EU on a temporary basis.
This measure will include linen, leather, fabrics, garments and ethanol. There will be caps on commercially sensitive goods.
This proposal was made two years ago but has taken time as a special waiver was needed from the World Trde Organisation.
So that EU jobs are protected inn sectors that are sensitive to cheap imports, the EU parliament has added safeguard clauses that EU duties cna be reintroduced should certain thresholhds be reached.
Other amendments will enable the EU to withdraw the trade preferences should Pakistan impose restrictions on exports of raw materials used to produce goods covered by the regulation.
Article reproduced with the kind permission of BIFA, and taken from the BIFAlink magazine Issue No. 265 from Novemner 2012.
Worldwide logistics and freight forwarding company, PSP, has opened a new office on the Isle of Wight making it the only freight forwarder with a dedicated office on the island that customers can visit.
The company has set up its new base in Cowes and appointed islander Michelle Navin to head up the office, which will provide worldwide freight solutions for businesses and consumers.
PSP has rented offices at the premises of Acclaim Parcels which, according to PSP s Managing Director Frank Dixie, is the perfect location. We are in the best place, with the best transport company on the island. That affords us the opportunity to offer an all-in service which I believe Isle of Wight companies deserve, he said.
Frank added: As an independent company with a worldwide reach we are lean, flexible and able to make decisions quickly. This has been a tremendous advantage in setting up the new office and becoming the only freight forwarder with a dedicated island office on the Isle of Wight.
We are truly committed to helping businesses on the island import and export goods and have ambitious plans to expand the service over coming years, allowing us to grow our company while supporting the island s economy.
PSP currently has two offices in the UK its headquarters in Segensworth and its air freight office at Staines. It also has a joint venture office in India. The new Isle of Wight office will complete PSP s UK hat trick.
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Unifreight based in Hertfordshire, are a premier international Freight Forwarding1 and International Couriers2 dedicated to providing a one-stop solution for every client. Globalisation and the internet have opened markets to international competition and enhanced the transportation of goods.
We have contracts with the world s largest international carriers that secure space on movements worldwide. Our extensive network of agents and partners allow our clients to benefit from a package tailored to their individual needs and service requirements whether by air, sea or road.
As an international air freight3 forwarding company, Unifreight offer a comprehensive air freight forwarding service that is committed to the safe, reliable and cost-effective delivery of your consignment. we also provide a cost effective road freight service using our own fleet of vehicles and carefully chosen carriers who will ensure your consignment arrives on time, every time!
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