The consignee, or receiver, is the person responsible for receiving the container from the carrier (at its destination), clearing it through customs, and bringing it to where it needs to go from there.
A consignee should be familiar with local customs, reliable, and easy to contact. They should also be trustworthy, because the country your cargo is entering is recognizing the consignee as the official cargo owner.
The shipper, or your designated agent, should:
- Inventory your cargo's contents, weight, and dimensions. An exact piece count is required.
- Properly prepare your cargo for overseas shipping.
- Send us detailed shipping instructions including origin and destination addresses, phone numbers, emails, etc. The link is available here. Please make sure to include your EIN as well.
- Ensure that all consignee requirements have been taken care of including the tax/duty exemption for the cargo.
- Stay in touch with us to assure proper and timely delivery of the shipment.
- Pay any invoice(s) in a timely manner.
Did you know that most insurance from your supplier, or shipping company, does not cover many types of common losses? How will it effect your company’s bottom line to lose the value of an entire shipment? Losses during transport occur daily. Cranes puncture containers, water makes its way in, and thieves get smarter faster than we can invent better locks and seals. Statistics show that an importer will be involved in 1 General Average case every 8 years.