This is how the process works:
First, of all decide what you want to ship. Then decide on the shipping line or freight forwarder that you wish to use.
Go over their terms and conditions.
Agree on a shipping rate with them and the method and routing of your shipment.
Fill it out the forms required.
Some of the documents needed for an export shipment are as follows:
“The advantage to using the Datafreight Receipt method is that it reduces your shipping cost by eliminating the expense of document couriers & it reduces the chance of delays due to lost documents.”
This document’s function is to instruct & advise the receiving terminal of the disposition of your vehicle (i.e. where it is to be shipped what vessel to load it onto, when it is to be loaded, etc). At least 3 Dock Receipts must accompany the vehicle when it is delivered to the pier.
Bill of Lading or Waybill Master (Instructions)
The function of these documents is to instruct & advise the steamship line of the disposition of your vehicle. They are not much different from the Dock Receipt, except that they are designed to furnish more information concerning the ocean conveyance segment of your vehicle’s transport, whereas the Dock Receipt is designed to furnish more information about the inland segment & the transaction between the delivering carrier & the pier. The only difference between the two is that Bill of Lading Master & the Datafreight Receipt Master is that the Bill of Lading Master instructs the steamship line to produce a physical document called a “Bill of Lading” which acts like the new Title document to your vehicle. If original Bills of Lading are produced then you will be required to have those specific documents when you arrive at the overseas pier to receive your vehicle. The other document, the Datafreight Receipt Master, instructs the steamship line NOT to produce Bills of Lading but to simply release the vehicle overseas to the Consignee upon proper proof of identification. The advantage to using the Datafreight Receipt method is that it reduces your shipping cost by eliminating the expense of document couriers & it reduces the chance of delays due to lost documents. It is the forwarder job to submit at least one of these documents directly to the steamship line and as a courtesy to you, they should provide you with a copy for your records.
SHIPPER’S EXPORT DECLARATION
This document’s function is to advise the US Department of Commerce of details of your shipment. They, in turn, use the information to compile their quarterly trade statistics. (When you hear or read about the “trade deficit” in the national news, this is how that figure was derived.) They normally don’t provide Shippers with a copy of the Shipper’s Export Declaration because
it doesn’t concern them and,
The information that is on this form can also be found on all the other forms that they furnish to them.
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