Have you ordered from the Far East? Promised delivery straight to your door?
It often happens when we order something from the another side of the globe that after dispatch we just sit back, relax and wait for the arrival. The shipment’s been paid and the manufacturer guaranteed that it will be delivered to us.
Unfortunately, this is exactly NOT the way it happens most of the time. International shipments are regulated by the International Commercial Terms (INCOTERMS). You need to know in practice these are not straight rules, but rather guidelines. They define the seller’s and the consignee’s responsibility about where and how taking the goods from point A to B.
Were you disappointed because the shipment arrived late or with significant extra costs?
And that’s why the Shipping Terms come in. A three-letter code and a city name that indicates where the seller transfer the goods to the buyer. This should be marked on the invoice, but sometimes it’s missed.
Hint: if the invoice doesn’t say CIF Budapest, CFR Koper, etc… be sure to check it with the manufacturer.
Many of our partners have had to struggle because these details were not cleared before the order was placed. Then they received a notice when the goods arrived to a port somewhere in Europe that their shipment was “set aside”, or they had to pay thousands of euros of extra costs, which were not mentioned before.
If you have already ordered your sea shipment, make sure you contact us.
Do you need a reliebale, trustworthy partner for your transportation needs?
If you need a team who can deliver tonnes of goods or a single pallet then you’re in the right place. We are in contact with road transport companies, courier services, air, rail and sea freight agencies.
Planning is a huge advantage for your business. Don’t leave it last on your to-do list!
The base of our long-term partnership is that your shipment arrives at the right time, to the right place and of course in the right condition. Our main goal is the success of our partners because it guarantees our cooperation in the future.
You can choose between FTL and LTL methods of transport.
Full TruckLoad (FTL)
In case of Full truckload (abbr. FTL) only your cargo is on the truck. This is a good choice if your load would fill at least 80-90% of the car, your cargo has to arrive on a specific day/time and you want the freight forwarder to focus exclusively on your cargo.
Less Than Truckload (LTL)
Less than truckload (abbr. LTL) is where the car collects multiple part loads. This is a good choice if your load does not fill the truck or if cost efficiency is more important than transit time.
We also take single pallets, which would not be economical with parcel services.
You can also choose a van express delivery option for up to 5-10 pallets, which is worthwhile if your cargo is urgent and requires faster delivery than LTL.
If you’re not sure which delivery method would be the best for you, contact us and we’ll help you decide!