Cargo shipped to wrong destination. Please help

Cargo shipped to wrong destination. Please help


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Cargo shipped to wrong destination. Please help

By oversight you have shipped your goods to wrong destination. For example, the goods meant for St.Petersberg shipped to New York. You realized the mistake once after arriving the goods at New York. You need to act immediately as follows:

1. Inform carrier in writing immediately to suspend the goods for further movement. You can also inform the overseas buyer on the subject matter.

2. You may require to promise to pay the demurrage charges involved at port till diversion of cargo.

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3. Check with the same carrier, whether they have service to St.Petersberg where the cargo to be diverted.

4. If the same carrier serves to St.Petersberg you ask the additional charges to be paid for diversion and freight for further movement to St.Petersberg.

5. If the same carrier does not serve to Russia, You need to find out the carriers who serves from New York to St.Petersberg.

6. Get freight amount and other charges. Complete necessary formalities with the previous carrier on transfer of carrier to new one.

7. Pay freight amount to new carrier and arrange accordingly.


 The above information is a part of Export Import Online Tutorial


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