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Volume of LCL cargo – Less Container Load cargo – Some facts.
Can I appoint a Surveyor to measure my packages of export at CFS/ICD/Dry Port? Do I get Surveyor’s report on my goods surveyed at a CFS/Dry Port/ICD?
We – exporter – could not measure our LCL shipment at factory. How can we know the exact volume of packages?
Under LCL shipments, freight charges are calculated on the basis of volume of cargo. Due to many reasons, the shipper can not declare the exact measurement of cargo volume while shipping, unless otherwise any of the parties specifically instructed.
Once after movement of goods from shipper’s factory to container freight station for necessary export customs formalities the cargo is be offloaded at customs location in a ware house, container freight station or Inland Container depot. A marine surveyor appointed by CFS/ICD authorities survey the goods and records a survey report at each customs location of Container freight station/ Inland container Depot.
This survey report helps shipper, carrier, CFS/ICD authorities and other related authorities to know the details of cargo including the measurement of packages. The said marine surveyor issues a survey report to the concerned which can be used as an official document of survey on said cargo to be exported. The freight forwarder who consolidates the cargo (carrier of goods) charges freight amount on the basis of volume of cargo in LCL (less container load).
Here, the shipper can demand survey report of his cargo shipped to have a record of survey details of shipment. This survey report helps shipper to cross verify the volume mentioned in the carrier’s invoice and he can make sure, the amount is charged against exact volume of cargo by the consolidator. Also read 5 Tips to exporters while booking LCL shipments with a Freight Forwarder How to calculate CBM in LCL export shipments:
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