Shipping container LCL is very popular among cargo owners for its convenience and benefits, but what should be paid attention to in operation? Sino-US dedicated line and Sino-US dedicated logistics companies have summarized the following points to be noted.
Sea container LCL is popular among cargo owners for its convenience and benefits, but what should be paid attention to in operation? China-US dedicated line and China-US dedicated logistics company
have summarized the following points that need attention.
1. Generally, a specific shipping company cannot be designated for LCL cargo
Shipping companies only accept FCL cargo bookings, not LCL cargo bookings directly. Only through freight forwarders (individual strong shipping companies through their logistics companies) can order LCL cargoes. cabin. Almost all LCL cargoes are transported through 'centralized handling and centralized distribution' of freight forwarding companies
. Due to the limitation of cargo sources, general freight forwarders can only book space from a few shipping companies and rarely meet the needs of designated shipping companies. Therefore, when transacting LCL cargo, try not to accept the designated shipping company, so as not to meet the requirements when handling the consignment.
2, LCL bill of lading is generally a forwarder bill of lading (HOUSE B/L)
When negotiating a deal with the customer, pay special attention to the relevant transportation terms and make a letter of credit to prevent the other party's letter of credit from being found out that the transportation terms cannot be met when the consignment is handled. For example, L/C stipulates that LCL cargo transportation does not accept freight forwarder
s’ bills of lading, so shipping companies do not directly accept bookings for LCL cargo. Shipping companies’ ocean bills of lading are issued to forwarders, and the forwarders then sign the shipping bill of lading (HOUSE B /L) For the shipper, if the L/C regulations do not accept freight forwarding B/L, there will be no choice when the actual transportation is handled, which will cause L/C inconsistency.
3, the billing problem of LCL cargo
LCL billing is calculated based on the weight and size of the goods. When the China-US dedicated line logistics company delivers to the warehouse designated by the freight forwarder, the warehouse will generally re-measure, and the re-measured size and weight will be charged.
4. Two issues should be considered when the cargo volume is small and the port is relatively biased.
(1) In some ports, due to insufficient supply of LCL and high cost, freight forwarders specializing in LCL adopt the lowest charging standard for goods with a small volume. For example, the minimum is 2 freight tons, that is, less than 2 freight tons. , Will be charged at 2 freight tons. Therefore, when the cargo volume is small, some of these factors should be taken into consideration when the cargo is transacted at the port, so as to avoid passiveness in the future.
(2) For some routes and ports that are relatively remote, and customers propose to deliver LCL cargo to inland points, it is best to consult before signing the transaction and confirm that there are shipping companies and freight forwarding companies that can handle these remote ports and inland points. Order delivery and related expenses before signing.