A dock receipt in international shipping using sea freight is a document issued by an sea freight carrier to acknowledge receipt of sea freight shipment at the carrier's shipping terminal (CFS - Container Freight Station with LCL, CY - Container Yard with FCL, Carrier's Pier in RO-RO and Break Bulk etc). In international shipping using LCL sea freight service, ocean freight carrier's dock receipt also verifies weight/measurement (W/M) of cargo received by the shipping terminal (CFS).
However, in respect of dealing with international shipping companies (freight forwarders or NVOCC) a Dock Receipt is an international shipping document provided to international shipper in purpose to deliver cargo to direct carrier's shipping terminal. You may consider the international shipping company's Dock Receipt as your "Ticket for your international sea freight shipment". Dock receipt is surrendered to the shipping terminal. Weight/measurement (W/M) information in the dock receipt will be verified by the shipping terminal. Finally an Ocean freight Bill of Lading will be issued by ocean freight carrier, based on verified W/M information in the Dock Reciept.
Generally, with certain exceptions (for example, when delivering a motor vehicle to an ocean freight carrier's pier without a power of attorney given to the delivery driver), shippers do not have to be presented at a time of submitting sea freight to the international shipping terminal. ANYONE authorized by shipper individual or company may deliver ocean freight to the shipping terminal on shipper's behalf. Once again: International shippers may consider Dock Receipt as the "ticket to the international ocean freight shipment".
Dock Receipts in international shipping may be furnished to international shippers in different ways: via fax, e-mail, a hard copy by tracker when shipping freight FCL etc.
Our online Dock Receipt for international shipping goods from the USA:
Using our Real-time online Automated Shipping System on international shipping sea freight from the USA, you should receive our Dock Receipt in email via link in our shipping instructions. Upon your booking request submitted in our website, we will e-mail you our international shipping instruction that contain this link .
Note: Your Dock Receipt in our international shipping instructions is unique. It is generated individually on your international shipment and pre-formatted based on the information that you have provided when booked your sea freight shipment online. Shipper's/Consignee's/Notify's party information on your international shipment submitted by you in your booking request online will be transferred into our dock receipt and your bill of lading thereafter. Upon receipt our email with the Dock Receipt, you MUST check all the information and re-confirm the accuracy and your ownership and responsibility on the international shipment, by pressing submit button. Please note: that by pressing the submit button it becomes your "virtual signature". Then our dock receipt can be printed and used on your international seafreight shipment with us.
IMPORTANT: When submitting your international shipping documents online, always double-check all information that you submitted into the international shipping documents. If you will see any errors or typos, then urgently re-submit your shipping documents or ask us to do that on your behalf.NO verbal correction request will be accepted. All corrections requested to be done in your international shipping documents must be sent to us via e-mail.
During submitting information in your dock receipt and other international shipping documents online you will have several opportunities to edit and re-submit the international shipping documents. However, as soon as your international shipping documents are submitted to the ocean freight carrier, all further correction may be subject to amendments fee or even be possible only at a time when you recover your international shipment at the destination.
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