If you are new to importing make sure that don’t ship goods without consulting Freight forwarder first because you may end up with monetary penalties, inspections and delays for not filling Importer Security Filing before 48 hours cargo loading.
8 questions to get accurate quote:
What is the Mode of Transport?
If it is Ocean Freight you may require less than container (LCL), full container (FCL), oversized, and RORO service. If it is Air Freight, shipment quote depends on faster or slower air Freight.
2. What is the commodity you are shipping?
One has to be specific on what are the goods you are exporting for example; food, kitchenware, machinery, perishables, Dangerous Goods etc., because there may be a license or special clearance is necessary to import your goods and it is FDA clearance.
Which of the following mode of service do you required?
Be Particular on mode of Service like port to port, door to port, port to door or door to door and also when is the planned shipped date for effective workflow.
How is the cargo packaged?
Be careful and aware of cargo packing weather it is in pallets, loose boxes, or other packaging, total no of pieces in total and also note down dimensions, weight and number of pieces of the cargo.
What are the Incoterms between seller and buyer?
Please go through this link for an Explanation of Incoterms.
What is the final destination address of the cargo?
Be specify on final delivery location, is it a business with a dock, a business without a dock or residence. If it is a residence, do you require inside delivery too with pallet jack or else do you have it etc., things
Do you need us to handle any fulfillment/repackaging services?
If you want repacking services like relabeling, amazon fulfilment or any other fulfillment delivery mention it like labelling or repacking in to new boxes. Fill addresses of delivery along with packages, dimensions and weight of cargo.
What are the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) Code of the cargo and the Total Value?
If you include a commercial invoice, this will help to clarify the HTS code. This information is required to get quote based on duties and taxes.
Connect Cargo Pvt Ltd is a group company of Jayem Logistics specialized in Ocean/Air Freight Forwarding, Customs Brokerage, Project (odc) Forwarding, Warehousing, Transportation &Distribution, and DG/Perishables. Indian Customs Rules & Regulations are very complex and vast. Our group professionals in them helped us in delivering best service to our freight movements. Alpha Chain Pvt Ltd., is one of our group companies has own brokerage license and services and also offering unique solutions in their supply chain such as Bonded Warehousing, EOU/STP/SEZ documentation, VAS etc. helping to clients in taking policy decisions regarding supply chain movement.
The basic documents that are required for handling a cargo and quote are Pro Forma Invoice, Packing list, Certificate of Origin. Request a quote or call (044 – 4606 5555) to get accurate quote along with listed documents.