- Is it possible to consolidate different suppliers in a same port of origin? Yes, and it is an advantage, because the importer makes your business be more profitable, he prepares one dispatch and avoids a constant handling of the goods.
- Which is the maximum value a bulk cargo can have? There is no limit, though the customer must know that a volume of cut exists, as a consequence of the division of the value for a full container versus the value of a CBM (calculation formula for cubic meters) obviously from a same origin. This volume of cut indicates if it is more profitable to load under bulk cargo or full container.
- What does volumetric weight mean for shipments via air service? This question is very important when an air service shipment is quoted, it is necessary to take into account the gross weight and the volume and calculate the following proportion; 1CBM = 167 kilograms. As a result the volumetric weight of a shipment is the total volume multiplied by 167: if results a higher value than the total gross weight of the freight we use that value, on the contrary we use the total gross weight.
- Which is a manifest? It is a detail of the total cargo of a carriage, that must be given by the carrier to the competent authorities in case of requirement. This document has a detail of the mark, number, type of good, kilograms, consignee or any other information that could be required by the customs authority or to check with the countries of import and/or export.
- Which is “the international multimodal carriage”? It is the transport of good by two or more different ways of carriages (truck, carriage, ship, air) according to the contract for multimodal, plurimodal or combined carriage, from a place located in a country where the multimodal carrier picks up the goods under his responsibility and guard to deliver in other place located in a different country. The main characteristics of this system, that makes the difference with the traditional segmented carriage, are: first, it is a system based on a “single contract” and second, the multimodal carrier takes over the responsibility for carrying out the contract as the main party and not as agent of the user or shipper or of carriers which are part of different means of transport. This principle is based on the carriage service of good door to door reducing significantly the paperwork and compliance of other formalities in the traditional carriage.
- What is an EXW condition? Ex-works, ex-factory, ex-warehouse, ex-mill. The seller has accomplished with the responsibility to deliver the good in the factory, workshop, etc. to be available for the purchaser.
He is not responsible for loading the good in the vehicle supplied by the purchaser nor dispatching from customs to export it, unless an agreement has been carried out. The purchaser pays all the expenses and takes over the risks to pick up the good from the seller address up to the final destination.
- What is FCA condition? Free carrier. The seller accomplishes with his responsibility to locate the good in an agreed place, in charge of the carrier, after customs dispatching for the export. If the seller has not agreed any specified place, the seller can choose within the area stipulated, the place where the carrier will be responsible for the goods, this term can be used with any modality of transport included the multimodal.