LCL (Less Container Load), in terms of the shipping agent logistic service, is the delivery of goods using a container where the delivery of goods in one full container consists of several shippers. So, there are mixed items owned by different groups of people in the cargo container. In comparison, FCL (Full Container Load) is the delivery of goods using one full container owned by senders or international shipping agents in China.
How do shipping agents from China process product delivery in Guangzhou?
Many shipping agents often come across the professional term "EXW" (Ex-work). EXW means that the Chinese supplier is only responsible for packing the importers' goods, while the shipping agent in China must handle the rest of the import process. The process includes starting from picking up ordered goods from the Chinese supplier's warehouse until the goods are brought from the vehicle shipping agent into the cargo container and sent for customs clearance. When the goods arrive at customs, the next step is to pick up the goods and products from the Chinese supplier's warehouse, put them accordingly in a container, and send them to Chinese customs for verification. A document verification process will begin as soon as the goods reach the customs center. At the stage of Cargo Scanning, the customs officers will scan the items using X-rays on each package, and sometimes they will remove some items for inspection if necessary. The customs have the right to inspect, re-inspect, or take samples from the goods. The consignee or consignor must be present when the item is requested to be opened for inspection purposes. Finally, documents that do not relate to tax and do not require open inspection will be released for cargo custom delivery express once all documents have been verified.
Parties involved in shipping agent services of cargo delivery in Guangzhou
First, among the parties involved in cargo delivery are forwarding agents from shipping agent services in both exporting and importing countries. Secondly, the warehouse/hauler companies in both countries. An international shipping agent freight and a container shipping agent have a warehouse where goods are collected and distributed using an external hauler (trucker) service.