Shipping terms and updates

What is Shipping Instruction?

Shipping Instructions or SI is a document that provides detailed specifications of a shipment, like Container number, Seal number, exact number of packages, HS code of the commodity, etc., The instructions in the document are used to create your Bill of Lading or Sea Waybill.

Logistics terms

What is LCL?
LCL is an acronym used in logistics, which means 'Less than Container-Load'. LCL...
What is COD in shipping?
COD is an acronym used in logistics, which means 'Change of Destination'. With T...
What is container turnaround?
Container turnaround is when a container is returned empty to the specific locat...
What is duty drawback?
Duty drawback is the refund of customs duties, taxes and fees paid on imported i...
What is import duty?
Import duty is a tax collected on imports and some exports by a country's custo...
What is a customs broker?
A customs broker is a professional who provides expert services by arranging the...
What does importer of record mean?
The Importer of Record carries the legal responsibility for the initial valuing,...
What is Telex release?
A Telex Release can be defined as a message that is sent by an agent or shipping...
What is meant by consignee?
This person or entity is the shipment receiver and generally the owner of the sh...
How to calculate TEU?
A forty foot container is regarded as two twenty foot containers or 2 TEU (somet...
Who pays for FCA in shipping?
Under the Free Carrier, or FCA Incoterm, the buyer is responsible for all freigh...
What does FCA in shipping mean?
Free Carrier (FCA) means that the seller delivers the goods to a carrier or anot...
What does EXW in shipping mean?
EWX (Ex Works) means that the seller delivers when it places the goods at the di...
What does DIT in shipping mean?
DIT is an acronym used in logistics, which means 'Delay in Transit'. This indica...
What is CHB (Customs House Brokerage) and Customs Clearance?
CHB is an acronym used in logistics for 'Customs House Brokerage'. All goods tha...
What are Incoterms in shipping?
Incoterms are rules, that define the terms of trade for the sale of goods all ar...
How long does ground shipping take?
Ground shipping can take from a few to several days depending on the point of or...
What does ground shipping mean?
Ground shipping means 'shipped by ground'. It refers to cargo that is delivered ...
What are freight costs?
Freight costs are also known as freight charges or freight rates. It is the amou...
What is freight shipping?
Freight shipping is the transportation of large shipments of goods transported d...
What is ocean transportation?
Ocean transportation is any movement of goods and/or passengers using seagoing v...
How to ship freight?
We know that it can be hard to tap into international trade when you are new to ...
What is sea freight?
Sea freight is a method of transporting large quantities of products via cargo s...
How long does ocean freight take?
Ocean freight will likely take anywhere from 20-60 days, depending on where the ...
What is ocean freight?
Ocean freight is the method of transporting containerized cargo loaded onto vess...
What is shipping?
Shipping is the physical moving of good from one point to another, such as the m...
What is meant by freight?
Freight is a term used to mean all the charges payable to the Carrier in accorda...
What is Bill of Lading?
The Bill of Lading is the primary document used in sea transport. It functions a...
What is Standard Free Time?
Standard Free time is the period of time offered by a carrier to customers free ...
What is DnD, D&D or Demurrage and Detention?
Demurrage is the fee applicable when the customer holds carrier equipment in the...
What is COO in shipping?
COO is an acronym used in logistics, which means 'Change of Origin'. In Twill, o...
What is FCL?
FCL is an acronym used in logistics, which means 'Full Container-Load'. This mea...
What type of container or equipment can I use to ship my cargo?
There are many different types of containers and equipment available for shippin...
What is Cargo Haulage?
Cargo haulage refers to the whole or part of the ocean transportation of your ca...
What is TEU?
TEU is an acronym used in logistics, which means 'Twenty Equipment Unit' or in o...
What is FFE?
FFE is an acronym used in logistics, which means 'Forty Foot Equipment'....
What is FEU?
FEU is an acronym used in logistics, which means 'Forty Equipment Unit'....
What is Shipping Instruction?
Shipping Instructions or SI is a document that provides detailed specifications ...
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