The shipping documentation required for freight shipments varies, depending on whether you are shipping via air or sea.
It also depends on whether you choose to drop your parcel off at a receiving centre/depot or have it collected.
Whichever shipping solution you choose, our specialized freight team will be here to advise you and ensure that you have all the documentation you need to dispatch your goods from point A to point B!
The documents listed below are the most basic ones, with all of them being mandatory for the sea freight:
Shipping label (for Sea Freight)
A shipping label must be attached to all sea freight consignments. It includes some important information about your shipment including sender and delivery addresses. We will forward your labels to you after you have made an order.
Bill of Lading (for Sea Freight)
A Bill of Lading is required only for sea freight shipments. It entitles a named party to receive the shipped goods at the port of the end destination. We prepare Bills of Lading for you once the vessel departs—we’ll send you a copy to forward to the receiver.
When Telex release is available, express Bills of Lading are issued electronically, rather than original copies. However, if you request it at the time of booking, we’ll also be able to provide you with hard copies…
Please note: For personal (non-commercial) sea freight shipments, a copy of the recipient’s passport is required before the vessel gets off.
Packing list (Customs invoice)
A packing list, or customs invoice, is a document that details the contents and value of your goods for customs purposes. All shipments must be accompanied by a packing list. We can prepare these for you, though commercial shippers may use their own if preferred.