Five Crucial Considerations for Shipping Cargo Overseas
1. Choose Your Shipping Option
Decide whether air or ocean shipment best suits your client’s and your own shipping needs by consulting with your forwarder. To construct the most reliable and cost-effective routing, each modality can be combined with either domestic air, ground, or rail shipping.
2. Select the Type of Packaging
Do you need to use crates, or can you just use boxes? Is a moisture barrier going to be required? Does the temperature of your shipment matter? In order to create smart packaging, there are several things to take into account.
3. Putting labels on
For ease of identification by recipients, the export marks that should be on the cargo are often specified by the foreign buyer. To guarantee a smooth travel, products may need a variety of markings during shipment. These markings should be addressed.
4. Protection Insurance
Cargo insurance typically covers export shipments against loss and damage while in route. According to the conditions of the sale, the buyer or the seller may make insurance arrangements. Your freight forwarder can set up coverage and offer you advice.
Among the documents that need to be included are the pro forma invoice, the packing list, and the commercial invoice. To find out what documentation is required for your export shipments, get in touch with ALM.