The basic knowledge about sea transport needs to know


The basic knowledge about sea transport needs to know

Sea transport is one of the most popular forms of transportation in the current cargo transportation. This is also a form of transportation with many complex properties. In the following article, we will introduce some basic knowledge about sea transport to readers.

1. What is sea freight?

Sea transport is a transport activity that involves the use of infrastructure and means of transport. Specifically, the use of lands and water areas associated with sea routes connecting nations, territories or areas within a country. Along with that is the use of ships or loading equipment ... to serve the movement of passengers and goods on the sea routes.

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The introduction of sea transport has contributed significantly to supporting other industries in transporting goods and passengers. Along with that solve the demand for transportation of some specific goods that can only be transported by sea.

2. Advantages of sea transport

  • Unlike other forms of transportation, sea freight is not "picky" of goods that can serve to transport all types of goods.
  • Currently, most of the sea transport routes are natural, reducing the cost of construction, maintenance, and repair, etc., thus also greatly reducing the initial investment costs.

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  • The huge advantage of this method is its high carrying capacity, with a large volume of cargo for one shipment.
  • Sea freight is the best choice of many units when it comes to transporting large quantities of goods.
  • Usability to transport specialized containers is quite high.
  • Freight is much cheaper than other modes of transportation.

3. Process a shipment for export by sea

Step 1: Negotiate and sign a contract

This is the first and extremely important step as a premise and basis for the next steps.

Step 2: Apply for an export license

Any item that wants to be exported abroad requires a permit. For goods shipped by sea, this is no exception

Step 3: Book your booking and get an empty container

If you are selling CFI, you must contact the shipping company or FWD to find a good price for your shipment.

Step 4: Prepare the goods and check the export goods

Before the goods are shipped to partners, it is necessary to have a censorship step to ensure the goods are in quantity and quality as committed in the contract.

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Step 5: Buy insurance for the shipment

Currently, the purchase of insurance for goods shipped by sea usually falls at about 2% of the total value of the order, but it is worth the money to avoid the risks that may be encountered.

Step 6: Customs clearance

Goods want to export or import, this is a must-have step

Step 7: Delivery to the ship

After the clearance for the shipment, the next job is to provide the Bill details to the shipping line bill of lading.

Step 8: Pay the money

The importer and exporter must complete the set of payment documents to receive money from the buyer.

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