There are various parts and parties to an ocean bill of lading or air waybill for an international shipment. The parties involved and listed on the bill of lading or air waybill are the shipper, consignee, and the notify party. The Notify Party is the name, address, and contact information of the person or company […]
There are companies who only do freight audits. They focus on the very important task of making sure that you are billed correctly when you ship freight, and they dispute errors for you when there are errors. This is a great service that saves you time and money; however, these companies will charge you […]
Telex Release Bill of Lading and Express Release Bill of Lading are terms that confuse many importers and exporters. Many use these terms loosely and interchangeably to mean that no Original Ocean Bill of Lading is needed at the destination to obtain the cargo release. However, Telex Release and Express Release do have different meanings, […]
There are four things that stand out when talking about best practices for LTL freight shipping. These four things may be simplistic; however, they will help you improve business relationships so that they are mutually beneficial and efficient. These practices could help you find lower shipping rates and optimal capacity as rates increase and capacity […]
The Bill of Lading or BOL is essential for all transportation of goods. It is required by the US Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration that a BOL must be issued before loading. The BOL acts as a contract between the shipper and the carrier. This transportation contract identifies the freight, consignee, […]
Verified Gross Mass (VGM) Requirements The international treaty known as the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) affects all shipment by water effective July 1, 2016. SOLAS requires the filing of a Verified Gross Mass or weight (VGM) as a condition of loading your cargo on board the vessel. No VGM on file. No movement […]
On July 14, 2016, the National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) issued Supplement 2 to NMF 100-AP, which became effective August 13,2016. The biggest impact the addition of Supplement 2 are the modifications to the Uniform Bill of Lading (UBOL), specifically the terms and conditions. These changes will greatly impact proof of liability as well […]
As previously reported in our August blog post, on July 14, 2016, the National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) issued a supplement to the National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) to become effective on August 13, 2016. The supplement was to publish a revised Uniform Straight Bill of Lading. These recent changes, approved by the NMFTA, […]
As reported in recent PNG Logistics Blog posts, on July 14, 2016, the National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) issued a supplement to the National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) to become effective on August 13, 2016. The supplement was to publish a revised Uniform Straight Bill of Lading. These recent changes, approved by the NMFTA, […]
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