Sea freight, or ocean freight, is the main shipping method for global export import business. Low prices, large volumes, FCL or LCL options, all these advantages make delivery by sea a first choice for most international trade.Get more news about Sea Freight Service From China,you can vist our website!
When it comes to shipping from China, CFC has been proud in this freight forwarding industry for more than 20 years, and is good at providing ocean cargo services for small and medium companies as well as individuals all over the world.
As a top-rated China freight agent, we’d like to share our knowledge and experiences in this article, and hope all the information below can help you improve your supply chain management.Commonly, you can find the term states clearly in the Proforma Invoice or Quote Sheet provided by the seller. If not, advise the seller to add into the papers to avoid any further confusion even dispute.
When you compare prices from several suppliers, make sure they are based on the same term. For example, A-seller quoted EXW $5/unit while B-seller quoted FOB $5.5/unit, it doesn’t mean the price from B-seller is not more competitive than A-seller.
* Most suppliers will quote EXW or FOB price at the beginning, and are flexible in providing different price based on different term upon your request.
Please note: Even to-door service, unlike parcel delivery companies (Fedex, UPS, etc.), common FTL/LTL carriers typically only provide dock-to-dock service or curbside delivery where the driver does not touch the freight. This is known as “Dock to Dock” or “Shipper Loads / Receiver Unloads”. So commercial dock or curbside delivery only. Residential or inside delivery means extra fees.
The difference between EXW/FOB is if the seller handle the internal trucking to the port, prepare customs documents, and pay local fees accordingly.
Pickup from anywhere in China mainland will be ok for us. But exporting customs clearance may be in trouble for some certain products, such as wooden furniture.
Since Commodity Inspection (a document issued by the Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau) is mandatory for a few goods, and it has to be done by the producer/manufacturer.