In this article I will try to explain the main stages of the marine container transportation and dispel some myths floating in the subject. As a basis we take the ports of Odessa and Iljichiovsk as the most technically suited. So what? You decided to deliver the goods from China. If the weight of the load is greater than one tonne, then the only option to deliver a container transport. How did it all begin? You should contact a company that is engaged in container freight and full support of the cargo, which you must provide freight rates to date and their validity periods. For example in the month of September the rate of the main ports of China to Odessa in 1490 amounts to usd 20-ku and 2810 cu 40-ku.
Rates vary a lot and speaking in a month people are often mystified as to why prices have risen so much? Sometimes hard to explain that in March 2009, our company offered to transport the container for $ 340 from Shanghai. Now Freight flies up and I think in the near future to reduce interest rates is expected. Also, you should pay attention to the number of days free from '' (free from the penalty time for idle after arrival) and transit time (time delivery to the port of destination). The average number of free days is 10 days, but there is Exclusive options, for example 21 free day at the lowest price for freight. This is what we now really can offer customers. There are two variants of the freight container 'prepaid' and 'collect in'. The first provides for 100% payment, the second – postpaid arrival. The price of these two options are no different, so I think the most appropriate second choice.
After arrival of the container at the port, you must pay the freight to the freight forwarder company initialed outfit and proceeded to the design load. There is such a thing as thc – Loading and unloading operations. In Ukraine, these services ports are very expensive, for 20 '- $ 350 for 40' – $ 450. For comparison, in China – $ 90-130, in some European countries and even less. Further developments once again possible for two scenarios. First – if the goods are customs to you, then you disburse all accounts and payments to Customs yourself as soon as you need it. The second is when the product is made for the company, the freight forwarder. In this case, you pass a bill of lading, and about anything without worrying about getting the goods at his stock. Payment after the fact to receive cargo. Myth number 1. Chartering container in China is cheaper than ours. This is not true. Maybe she bid, and will be cheaper, but the money transfer + commission broker and the price are equalized. Rate can not strongly different, because the line here and there the same. Myth number 2. Freight must be paid prior to shipment. It is not. You may well use the option 'freght collect in', which provides for the payment after the arrival of the container port. Myth number 3. Customs clearance takes place according to the prices in the invoice. No customs clearance takes place according to the indicative prices of the customs database. Have a price in the invoice at least two times less than the real, the product will not be issued and customs does not give good without the minimum permissible price for this category. Container shipping in stages 'from door to door'.