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DOCK RECEIPT IN INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING FROM USA

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In respect of international cargo transportation from USA overseas, DOCK RECEIPT is a document issued by an ocean freight carrier that acknowledges receipt of shipping cargo at carrier's freight terminal.

In transporting from USA, such freight terminals known as:

  • On shipping from USA LCL freight it is a Container Freight Station - CFS
  • On shipping from USA FCL freight it is a Container Yard - CY
  • On shipping from USA RO-RO or Break Bulk it is a Pier

In international shipping from USA 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) for the further transportation from USA overseas. 

However, in respect of dealing with U.S. international shipping companies (freight forwarders, NVOCC, VOCC) a Dock Receipt is an international shipping document provided to shippers in purpose to deliver cargo to an ocean freight carrier's freight terminal. You may consider such Dock Receipt as a "Ticket for your international sea freight shipment". Dock receipt has to be submitted to freight terminal at a time of cargo delivery to the freight terminal. Weight/measurement (w/m) information on shipping cargo from USA, estimated at a time of booking, will be verified by the freight terminal. Finally, w/m and pieces count in Ocean freight Bill of Lading issued by ocean freight carrier, will be based on the verified w/m in the Dock Reciept.

Typically, with certain exceptions (for example, when deliver a motor vehicle for the shipping from USA to the pier without a power of attorney given to the delivery driver), shippers do not have to be presented at a time of submitting cargo to the international transportation from USA. Anyone authorized by shipper, individual or business, may deliver cargo to the shipping freight terminal on shipper's behalf. Once again: International shippers may consider Dock Receipt as the "ticket to the international cargo transportation from USA overseas".  

Dock Receipts in international shipping from USA can be furnished in different ways: e-mailed in web links, PDF files, faxed, in hard copies by truckers when shipping freight FCL etc.  
  

Dock Receipt wit AMID Logistics. Shipping from USA LCL.

With AMID Logistics, upon your booking via a freight quote obtained in our online freight calculator on shipping from USA LCL, you will receive the Dock Receipt in email via link in our shipping instructions. Check information in the Dock Recept and:

  • If it is booked on cargo delivery directly to ocean carrier freight termina (CFS), then print it and deliver cargo to the CFS along with the Dock Receipt.
  • If it is booked on cargo delivery to a local U.S. LTL carrier's freight terminal (LH) for the transportation from the LH to an U.S. CFS, OR cargo pickup has been scheduled, then check information in the dock receipt, but do not print. Follow our instructions. Your dock recept will be transferred to the CFS electronically.

ALWAYS DOUBLE CHECK INFORMATION IN YOUR DOCK RECEIPT! Keep in mind that our shipping instructions are unique. It is generated individually on your international shippshipping and pre-formatted based on the information that you have provided when booked your shipment online. Shipper's/Consignee's/Notify's party information submitted by you in your booking request online will be transformed into bill of lading instructions to the ocean carrier and into your bill of lading thereafter. I.e. the information will be used in all the international shipping from USA legal purposes till your shipping goods are recovered at the destination.

When booking your shipment in our online booking form you must double check all the submitting by you information, the accuracy, ownership and responsibility on transport from USA by pressing submit button. Please keep in mind that by pressing the submit button it becomes your "virtual signature" on the shipping from USA. 

IMPORTANT: If you will see any errors or typos, then urgently re-submit your shipping documents or ask us to do so on your behalf. Noverbal correction requests will be accepted. Any corrections in your shipping documents must be written in email.

During submitting information on your shipping from USA, you will have several opportunities to edit and re-submit your shipping documents. However, as soon as your international shipping documents are submitted to the ocean freight carrier and your bill of lading is issued, all further corrections may be subject to amendments fees. As soon as your shipping goods are entered into commerce zone of your destination country, all amendments in your shipping documents will be under the destination country's officials supervision.

 

 

 
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