Seafreight – FCL
Like LCL sea freight, which involves sharing a shipping container, the processes involved in filling a shipping container on your own is similar in its logistical and documentation applications. SP Customs provide a wide range of shipping and custom-clearing solutions for personal, business, and full-time importers and exporters, which most definitely includes FCL shipments, so let’s take a look at the particulars. For companies or full-time importers/exporters, filling a shipping container might be a regular occurrence, but a process that has the potential to cause a long list of issues and regulatory and legal setbacks. Along with our other services, coupled with our wealth of knowledge and consulting ability, SP Customs have helped clear FCL sea freight for many customers over the years, and in a way that has everyone involved one hundred percent happy. In order for us to clear your FCL sea freight shipment effectively though, we require the following paperwork before we can get to work:
- A copy of the commercial invoice of the goods
- Clear photos of the goods in question
- The full packing list
- The bill of lading
- The appropriate LCL packing declaration form
- An authorisation form that is signed
- As well as a fumigation certificate (if of course, your items contain wood or plant material)
Like any shipment that arrives on our shores, and before your goods are officially cleared and released, they may be scrutinized and subject for various inspections. Customs and quarantine regulations are firm and are especially stringent when shipping a full container load, as one may suspect, so having your paperwork in order will certainly go a long way in minimising any delays. SP Customs will then do the rest and ensure the process is a smooth one by communicating and ultimately facilitating a seamless delivery of your goods. Furthermore, once your shipment is processed, and to avoid wharf storage fees and other costs, SP Customs can bring you the shipping container for unpacking, and then return the shipping container back the port. That way, all you have to worry about is unpacking your goods and getting back to business.
How easy is that?
So, if you’re in the process of organising a shipment by sea freight, then talk to SP Customs today about all the particulars involved. Let us take the hassle out of shipping your goods around the world.