Transportation

Transportation

  • DECLARING INLAND FREIGHT TO BRAZIL

    QUESTION: “How do companies address the consolidation of inland freight fees on either the ocean bill of lading or commercial invoice for CIF customs value for import into Brazil? Timing doesn’t allow us to include the charges on the commercial invoice.  Our transportation team engages a NVOCC today to consolidate inland freight charges for inclusion […]

  • Direct Delivery

      Question:   I am trying to explain direct delivery to our logistics and warehouse team.   How does it work?  And what are the advantages?   Does anyone have a  real life example of it saving their company time/money/workload? 

  • REPORTING SHIPPING WEIGHTS

    Question:  We have a supplier in China who has loaded a 20’ container with 60,000#,put the container on a charter vessel to Singapore to meet the mothervessel, and when it was put on the mother vessel the shipping line refusedto put the actual weight of the container on the bill of lading.  They saythey are […]

  • VESSEL SHARING

    Question:Currently, we are not differentiating between the carrier and the scac code, in a vessel sharing situation.  Accordingly, if we receive data that shows an APL b/l number, but it happens to be moving on a Mitsui vessel due to vessel sharing, we are showing APLU as the carrier and we are showing APLU as […]

  • DIVERTED SHIPMENTS

    Question: We are beginning to increase our exports significantly.  We have come torealize that some of our exports are being diverted by the recipients toother countries or people.  Some of this diversion contravenes export regsbut some also contravenes vendor agreements and results into cutting intosales of other distributors or agents that we have agreements with. […]

  • IT REPLACED BY IE AT INLAND PORT

    Question: Question: Will CBP require an ISF-10 to be canceled and replaced with an ISF-5 if an IT is replaced with a IE after arrival at the inland port? Background: We currently handle some shipments that move to an inland porton the ocean liner’s IT. Upon arrival at the inland port, the IT is usuallycancelled […]

  • CHILE TRANS-SHIPMENT

    Question: We currently handle transshipment moving out of MIA to SCL (Santiago, Chile) on a T&E basis. We have been asked by Chile to provide a Transshipment Certificate, stating that this is a requirement. Has anyone else in the community experienced this type of request ?  This is the first we hear of having to provide […]

  • RUSSIAN IMPORTS AND TRANSPORTATION

    Question:I am being told that a potential new customer in Russia must manage the freight from our facility to the port of import because the importing process is so complicated there.  I’m wondering if that is true?  Should I be concerned?? Is there anything else I should be aware of??  

  • RUSSIAN IMPORTS AND TRANSPORTATION

    Question: I am being told that a potential new customer in Russia must manage thefreight from our facility to the port of import because the importingprocess is so complicated there.  I’m wondering if that is true?  ShouldI be concerned?? Is there anything else I should be aware of?? 

  • OCEAN CONTAINER SHIPPING PROCESS

    Question:I have recently been charged with developing a process for shipping and recieving ocean containers and how to handle security seals. This is a new practice for my company so I have no knowledge base to draw from when developing procedures and checklists. Would anyone in the membership be willing to share templates of their […]

  • IT FOR MULTIPLE SHIPMENTS

    Question:Ok so you can make 1 entry for multiple shipments arriving on the same conveyance with the same consignee.  Can you cut 1 I.T./T&E/I.E. for multiple shipments traveling under bond that arrive on the same conveyance with the same consignee traveling to the same location?

  • SHIPPERS SECURITY ENDORSEMENT

    Question: It’s been a while since I’ve had to deal with this…With 50% of all air cargo transported on passenger aircraft is to be screened beginning Feb 3, 2009 – we have several freight forwarders requesting that our shipping location personnel provide copies of their driver’s licenses with each pick up. This has a lot […]