LCL shipping service from China, so that you can easily go abroad for small items
LCL means that after the carrier accepts shipments of small shipments from different suppliers that are less than the full box, it will be sorted and sorted according to the nature of the cargo and the destination. Consolidate the goods to the same destination into a certain number and pack them into boxes. Since there are different cargo owners' goods assembled together in a box, it is called LCL.
LCL can be divided into direct or transfer.Direct consolidation means that the goods in LCL (consolidation) from different suppliers are loaded and unloaded at the same port, and the containers are not unpacked before the goods arrive at the destination port, that is, the goods are in the same unloading port. This type of LCL service has a short shipping period and is convenient and fast. Generally, a powerful LCL company will provide only this type of service.
Transshipment refers to goods that are not in the same port of destination and need to be unpacked and unloaded or transshipped in the middle of the container. Due to factors such as different destination ports and long waiting time for this kind of goods, the shipping period is longer, and the freight is even higher.
In maritime transportation, there are LCL and FCL. Today we will focus on LCL. The process of LCL is mainly as follows:
One: The shipper sends the consignment note to the freight forwarder or shipping agent, which is what we usually call Booking. The content in Booking needs to have the following points: SHIPPER, CONSIGNEE, NOTIFY PARTY, specific port of destination, number of pieces, gross weight, size, name of goods, shipping date, customs code.
Two: The freight forwarder will book the space with the shipping company in accordance with the booking requirements of the shipper, and send a notice of space allocation to the shipper. The shipping address, contact phone number, contact person, and latest delivery time will be indicated on the shipping notice. And the shipper must be delivered according to the information provided, and the goods should be delivered before the latest delivery time.
Three: The shipper needs to arrange delivery to the warehouse according to the latest delivery time on the shipping notice or let the forwarder arrange for door-to-door delivery. Generally, there will be a designated warehouse address on the bulk cargo shipping notice, as long as it is delivered to this address. .
Four: The shipper must provide customs declaration information to the freight forwarder after entering the warehouse, so that the forwarder can handle the customs declaration. The size and weight of the goods on the customs declaration form must be the same as the actual weight size, otherwise it will affect the customs clearance.
Five: After the goods are delivered to the warehouse, the freight forwarder will send the confirmation of the bill of lading to the shipper for confirmation, and the shipper is required to confirm the return before shipment, otherwise it may affect the normal issuance of the bill of lading. After sailing, the freight forwarder will issue a bill of lading 1-2 working days after receiving the confirmation of the shipper's bill of lading, and provide it to the shipper. And one thing we need to pay attention to is: Generally, freight forwarders will not give us the original bill of lading or telex bill of lading until our shipper has settled the charges.