A bill of lading is a document used to acknowledge the receipt of a shipment of goods via seafreight. A transportation company or carrier issues this document to a shipper. In addition to acknowledging the receipt of goods, a bill of lading indicates the particular vessel on which the goods have been placed, the destination, and the terms for transporting the shipment to its final destination so its an important document not to be lost.
Inland, ocean, through, and air waybill are the names given to bills of lading. An inland bill of lading is a document that establishes an agreement between a shipper and a transportation company for the transportation of goods. It sets out the terms for transporting items overland to the exporter's international transportation company. An ocean bill of lading is a document that provides terms between an exporter and international carrier for the shipment of goods to any location overseas.
A through bill of lading is a contract that covers the specific terms agreed to by a shipper and carrier. This document covers the domestic and international transportation of export merchandise. It provides the details of the agreed upon transportation between specific locations for a set monetary amount.
An air waybill is a bill of lading that establishes terms of flights for the transportation of goods both domestically and internationally. This document also serves as a receipt for the shipper, proving the carrier's acceptance of the shipper's goods and agreement to carry those goods to a specific airport.The original is crried with the consignment fo air freight and copies sent by the shipping agent to the receiver or his agent.
When shipping sometimes the ship will arrive at another entry port and then devanned especially for LCL cargo. Do not worry the goods will be then trucked to the destination port as written in your quote. Some senders have been told they have to pay extra in the receiving country but this is not true. Our job in Thiland is to make sure the goods your are sending arrive safely in the destination port and we make every effort to make sure. However there have been instances when goods go in a round about travel route but this is the shipping line (ship) route which we cannot change. We send FOB (free on board the ship) or CIF (Cost insurance and freight) or CF (Cost, freight).
Once the shipment reaches its destination port then we are not responsible.
SENDING GOODS OUT OF THAILAND:
When asking us for a quotation and you wish to send personal items please tell us exactly what you are shipping. Itemize all articles so we can tell you if you need fumigation, clearance from Customs and Fine Arts depts etc. We will not quote you if you do not list all items you wish to ship. Try to work out how many cubic metres you need to ship. Min 1cbm and this means 1m x1m x1m. LCL = MEANS LOWER THAN CONTAINER LEVELS. Over 1cbm the price gets cheaper so the more you do the cheaper it becomes.
BUDDHA HEADS OR STATUES:
Buddha heads are very sentitive for Thais to send so be aware as many shippers will not ship because one item may be a head that now needs to be cleared by the Dept of Fine Arst and the Customs. Many headaches shipping these now so we do not send relics even if copies. AS FROM 2008 OUR COMPANY CAN SHIP BUDDHA HEADS OR MASKS OF ANY MAKE OR KIND THAT ARE BUDDHA COPIES ETC. BUT BE AWARE OF THE CUSTOMS CHARGES