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As part of our efforts to establish a true security culture,Spetsnaz Security International was the first global freight forwarderwith an in-house security department and one of the first to receivethe Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) certificationfrom the Europe Customs and Border Protection agency.
What‚ the best, most cost-effective way toship your cargo? An experienced Island Cargo Support specialist canrecommend just the right service (and if necessary, equipment) for yourconsignments to the islands. We provide a full range of air freightforwarding services including documentation management and support,including inland trucking and transfers to make sure you get the speed,quality, flexibility and value you need. Our air freight services arebased on the following:
Typical transittime of 3 to 5 days from departure airport to destination airport.Standard provides a cost-effective and timely solution. Where transittimes are less critical, we recommend Standard as it’s our mosteconomical air freight product.
Express is ideal for time-critical shipments. All shipmentsare scheduled for the next direct flight or fastest availableconnection. Transit times are the quickest available possible fromdeparture airport to destination airport with standardized routes andprocessing.
For urgent and ultra-secureshipments, select Extreme; it employs the fastest route your cargo cantake. Extreme can feature On Board couriers, charters, helicoptertransfers or any combination of transport methods.
The ports worldwide can be reached in 1 or 2 days or in afew hours by air freight, thus reducing the risks of theft, pilferageand damage to the goods. Delivery to certain areas may take severalweeks to arrive by ocean and land freight. Time sensitive or perishablegoods, such as fresh seafood and flowers, often rely on the air freight.
The time to collect payment in an open accounttrade arrangement most often runs from the time the customer receivesthe goods and not from the time the goods are dispatched. Air deliveryis fast, thus the collection time is shorter.
in the Freight Cost CalculationThe freight rate on export goods is often based on W/M (weight ormeasure), that is, based on the weight or the volume of cargo (the cubeor measurement of cargo). The rate uses the comparative relationbetween weight and volume of cargo. A cargo that is large in relationto its weight is charged according to its total cube, while a cargothat is heavy in relation to its size is charged according to its grossweight.In general, light cargo is charged based on measure, while heavy cargobased on weight. Most sea consignments are charged based on measure,while most air consignments are charged based on weight.The freight cost by weight or measure that will give the carrier thehigher revenue is the rate that applies.The unit of ton being used in the freight cost calculation may differamong carriers. It can be a metric ton (2204.6 lbs. or 1000 kilograms),a short ton (2000 lbs. or 907 kilograms), or a long ton (2240 lbs. or1016 kilograms). The exporter must verify with the carrier which unitis being used. In practice, the most frequently used is the metric ton.
LEGEND:MT = metric tonkg. = kilogramlb. = poundCBM = cubic metercu. centimeters = cubic centimeterscu. ft. = cubic feetcu. ins. = cubic inches
|MODE OFTRANSPORTATION ||WEIGHT ||or ||MEASURE |
| Ocean Freight ||1 MT |
|or ||1 CBM |
(35.3 cu. ft.)
| Air Freight ||1 MT |
|or ||6 CBM |
(211.8 cu. ft.)
|1 kg. ||or ||6000cu. centimeters |
(366 cu. ins.)
|1 lb. ||or ||166cu. ins. |
| Road and Rail Freight ||1 MT |
|or ||3.3 CBM |
(116.5 cu. ft.)
|1 kg. ||or ||3300cu. centimeters |
(201.3 cu. ins.)
|1 lb. ||or ||91.3cu. ins. |
Some freight carriers may use the (long ton) 2240 lbs. (as weight) or 40 cu. ft. (as measure) in the freight cost calculation.
In ocean freight, some freight carriers may use the terms U.S. shipping ton and British shipping ton. One (1) U.S. shipping ton is equivalent to 40 cubic feet,and one (1) British shipping ton is equivalent to 42 cubic feet.
Other units may be used in the inland freight costcalculation. For example, the inland freight could be charged on a perpackage basis, but within a maximum allowable weight and/or cube perpackage. Some carriers may rate a product on a weight basis only.
In the case of irregular shaped cargo, the weight or measure applies,where the measure is determined by taking the three widest dimensionsthat describe the smallest cubic space enclosing the cargo.
Currency AdjustmentFactor (CAF)
In times of unstable currency,the freight rate is often quoted with a currencyadjustment factor (CAF) to cover an additional charge forcurrency appreciation. The CAF, if any, is indicated on the bill of lading. The tariff of most internationalcarriers uses the U.S. dollar as the basis of the freight costcalculation. The CAF allows for fluctuations in the value of the dollaragainst the currency in which the carrier earns its revenues.
Bunker AdjustmentFactor (BAF)
The term bunkerrefers to oil. It may also refer to a compartment on a ship for storingfuel, that is, oil in modern ships and coal in old-time steamships.
In times of unstable oil prices,the freight is often quoted with a bunkeradjustment factor (BAF) to cover an oil price hike. The BAF, ifany, is indicated on the bill of lading. The BAF allows forfluctuations in the cost of oil.
The term freightused here refers to transportation charges. The INCOTERMS(International Commercial Terms) determine whether the shipper or theconsignee is responsible for paying the freight.
Freight prepaid means the freight has been paidor prepaid by the shipper. The trade terms CFR(C&F), CIF, DAF, CPT, CIP, DDU, DDP, DES, and DEQ require a prepayment of the costof main carriage.
In a prepaid delivery, theletter of credit (L/C) normally requires that the words "FreightPrepaid" be marked on the bill of lading(B/L), clearly indicating payment or prepayment of freight at port (orpoint) of origin. The mark may appear by stamp or be indicated by othermeans. The words "freight to beprepaid" or "freight prepayable" or similar wording that mayappear on the B/L do not prove that the freight has been paid.
In a prepaid delivery by a courier, the transport document (i.e., thecourier's receipt) issued by a courier or expedited delivery servicemust show that the courier charges have been paid or prepaid by theshipper.
Freight Collect means that the freight stillhas to be paid by the consignee. The trade terms FOB, FAS, EXW,and FCA require a collection of the costof the main carriage.
In a collect delivery, theletter of credit (L/C) normally requires that the words "Freight Collect" be marked on the bill oflading, clearly indicating freight payable at destination. The mark mayappear by stamp or be indicated by other means.
A collectioncharge is usually included in the freight rate or is collectedseparately. Hence, the freight charged on a collect basis is normallyhigher than on a prepaid basis.
Proper control of the date of shipment is veryimportant in the exporting. A delayed shipmentmay mean losing the order and the customer's trust.
In the sample letter of credit (L/C) the latestshipment is March 19, 2001. The latest negotiation is 15 days after thedate of shipment which would be April 3, 2001, but the L/C expires onMarch 26, 2001. Hence, the latest negotiation date would be March 26,2001 if the shipment is on March 19, 2001, which means that the UVW Exports must present the documents to The Moon Bank within 7 days after the date ofshipment.
Go to continent orregion:
Certain countries are landlockedand so are inaccessible by deep-sea ocean vessels.Import and export goods must be transshipped in other country(ies) bymeans of truck and/or rail and/or inland waterway (river, canal orlake) transports. Please see Landlocked Countries and TransshippingPoints.
Some port names may be spelled differently, forexample, Bourgas in Bulgaria may appear asBurgess.
Certain seaport and country names may contain foreign(non-English) characters. Please use Internet Explorer browser todisplay the foreign characters properly.
With no restrictions in the sizeand weight of the cargo, we provide a full array of ocean freightforwarding services right from door to door pick up, advance trackingtechnology and managing shipping documents. We provide completelogistic and documentary services for a wide range of commoditiesmoving as LCL, container from the EUROPE to any port worldwide.International freight shipping services from SPETSNAZ SECURITYINTERNATIONAL FIDEL MATOLA LIMITED allows you to transport your freightshipments by Air, Sea, Road anywhere and anytime.
Our experienced associates are trained toguide you through the complexities of international shipping. We offertailored programs to meet our clients' full container load (FCL) andless than container load (LCL) requirements and transportation costobjectives.
Our services include flexible shipmenttracking, purchase order management and space protection during periodsof high demand.
We have entered into service contractswith several steamer lines providing the best value for money for ourcustomers and are amongst the very few who render weekly consolidationservices to Hamburg, Felixstowe and New York. We also operatefortnightly consolidation services to other destinations such as SouthAfrica.
Containers for International Use
In terms of the type of cargo for which thecontainers are mainly intended, they are classified as general cargocontainer and specific cargo container.
General Cargo Container Please see Dimension of General Purpose Containers forthe related information. (2) Specific purpose container
(1) General purpose(dry cargo) container
It is suitable for the widest varieties of cargo. Itis fully enclosed and weatherproof, having rigid walls, roof and floor,with at least one of its walls, either end wall (end loading) or sidewall (side loading), equipped with doors.
It is used to facilitate the packing(loading) and emptying (unloading) of container other than by means ofdoors at one side of the container, and for other specific purposeslike ventilation.
It is used for the carriage of cargo, such ashides, that cannot stand excessive moisture. It is similar to the drycargo container with specially designed natural or mechanical (forced)ventilation.
It is similar to the dry cargo container exceptthat it has no rigid roof, but has a movable or removable cover (e.g. acover made of canvas, plastic or reinforced plastic material) supportedon movable or removable roof bows. The open top container is used formachinery, sheet glass, and other heavy, bulky or long objects.
It does not have a superstructure, that is,rigid side walls and load-carrying structures. The term load refers to static/dynamic form of load (notcargo load) or forces arising out of the lifting, handling, securementand transporting of container. It is equipped with top and bottomcorner fittings. The corner fittings (seediagram in the Dimension of General PurposeContainers) provide means of supporting, stacking, handling andsecuring the container. The flat rack is used for machinery, lumber,and other heavy or large objects.
(1) Thermal container (reefer)
It has insulatedwalls, doors, roof, and floor, which limit the range of temperatureloss or gain. It is used for perishable goods like meat, fruits andvegetables.
Please see Dimension of General Purpose Containers forthe related information.
(2) Specific purpose container
(3) Dry bulk container
It is used for the carriage of dry solids in bulkwithout packaging, such as grains and dry chemicals. It consists of acargo-carrying structure firmly secured within the intercontinentalcontainer framework.
|Container ||Capacity ||Recommend LoadVolume |
|Length ||Width ||Height ||Height ||Cubic |
|External ||20' ||2.438 m ||8' 6" || || || || |
|6.096 m ||2.438 m ||2.591 m |
|Internal ||19'4.25" ||7'8.625" ||7' 10" ||1170cft ||1000cft |
|5.899 m ||2.353 m ||7' 10" ||33.131cbm ||28 cbm |
|External ||40' ||8' ||8' 6" || || || || |
|12.192m ||7'8.625" ||2.591 m |
|Internal ||39'5.375" ||7'8.625" ||7' 10" ||2385cft ||2050cft |
|12.024m ||2.353 m ||2.388 m ||67.535cbm ||58 cbm |
|External ||40' Hicube ||8' ||9' 6" || || || || |
|12.192m ||2.438 m ||2.896 m |
|Internal ||39'5.375" ||7'8.625" ||8' 10" ||2690cft ||2350cft |
|12.024m ||2.353 m ||2.692 m ||76.172cbm ||66 cbm |
|NOTE : ||Containers with the same external length may not have exactly the sameinternal length and width. |
| ||The RecommendedLoad Volume (RLV) refers to the suggested maximum cube to use incalculating a full container load. The RLV can be about 10-15% lessthan the container capacity, depending on the export pack dimensions. |
| || |
Miscalculated capacity may result in a large empty and unusable spaceor a shortage in space. For example (see 20'x 8.5' container diagram on the left), themaster cartons have a uniform height of 20 inches, and the length andwidth are greater than the height. If 1170 cubic feet is used tocalculate a 20' full container load, most likely some cartons will notfit despite the empty space of about 170 cubic feet. You cannot stuffthe remaining cartons into the remaining 14" high empty space.
Container Dimensions and Capacity
The 20 feet (20') and 40 feet (40') containers are verypopular in ocean freight. The 8.5 feet (8.5') high container---8 feet 6inches (8' 6") high container---is often referred to as standard container.
The demand for the high cube container---hicube---is increasing. The popular high cube container has a normalheight of 9.5 feet (9.5' or 9' 6").
There are half height containers(4.25' or 4' 3" high) designed for heavy loads such as steel rods andingots, which absorb the weight limit in half the normal space.
The most widely used type of container is the general purpose (dry cargo) container (pleasesee Container Classifications) having a nominal length and height of 20' x 8.5', 40' x 8.5',and 40' x 9.5'. Referring to the Dimension of General Purpose Containers below,the dimensions shown in the table are not fixed, that is, the external and internal dimensions may vary amongcontainers of the same length and height.
The container capacity is thetotal cube a container can accommodate. The term cubeoften refers to the cubic measurement of cargo. The capacity (i.e., theinternal volume) is determined by multiplying the internal dimensions,that is, the product of internal length, width and height. The capacitymay vary among containers of the same length and height.
In the CY/CY, CY/CFS and CFS/CY container services, the carrier allows the shipper or theconsignee, as the case may be, to retain (hold) the container at theirpremises normally for 24-48 hours only, in order to maximize theturn-over rate of the container. An overtime use charge, known as demurrage, is collected on overstayedcontainers. In special cases, such as when the shipper or the consigneeis doing a substantial amount of business with the carrier, somecarriers may allow a longer time without charging demurrage.
Charter shipping is a trampservice. The term tramp, as used in theocean shipping, refers to a cargo ship not operating on regular routesand schedules, and picking up cargo only when it is chartered (hired)from the ship operator.
Some trade terms used specifically incharter shipping are as follows
Free In The word"free" as used in the charter shipping term means not including. FI isa pricing term indicating that the charterer of a vessel (i.e., theshipper) is responsible for the cost of loading goods onto the vessel.
FO is a pricingterm indicating that the charterer of a vessel (i.e., the shipper) isresponsible for the cost of unloading goods from the vessel.
Free In and Out
FIO is apricing term indicating that the charterer of a vessel (i.e., theshipper) is responsible for the costs of loading goods onto the vesseland unloading goods from the vessel.
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Africa | America(North) | America (Central) |
America (South) | Asia| Middle East |
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Algeria - AGENCIES -FIRMS -COMPANIES - PACIFIC OCEAN - HIRE VIP AGENCIES - SECURITY ATLANTIC OCEAN- INDIAN OCEAN - SOUTHERN OCEAN - ARCTIC OCEAN - AFRICA - ANTARCTICA -ASIA - AUSTRALIA - EUROPE - NORTH AMERICA - SOUTH AMERICA
Cape Verde Islands
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Dar es Salaam
America - North
Saint John, NB
Baton Rouge, LA
Corpus Christi, TX
Hampton Roads, VA
Lake Charles, LA
Long Beach, CA
Los Angeles, CA
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New York, NY
Palm Beach, FL
Panama City, FL
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Port Everglades, FL
San Diego, CA
San Francisco, CA
| America - Central |
| Country (Area) || Seaport |
|Anguilla ||Sandy Ground |
|Antigua and Barbuda ||St. John's |
|Aruba ||Oranjestad |
|Bahamas ||Freeport |
|Barbados ||Bridgetown |
|Belize ||Belize City |
|Bermuda ||Hamilton |
|Cayman Islands ||George Town |
|Costa Rica ||Puerto Caldera |
|Cuba ||Havana |
|Dominica ||Roseau |
|Dominican Republic ||Rio Haina |
|El Salvador ||Acajutla |
|Grenada ||St. George's |
|Guadeloupe ||Pointe á Pitre |
|Guatemala ||Santo Tomas de Castilla |
|Haiti ||Cap Haitien |
Port au Prince
|Honduras ||Puerto Cortés |
|Jamaica ||Kingston |
|Martinique ||Fort de France |
|Montserrat ||Plymouth |
|Netherlands Antilles ||Willemstad |
|Nicaragua ||Corinto |
|Panama ||Balboa |
|Puerto Rico ||Ponce |
|St. Kitts and Nevis ||Basseterre |
|St. Lucia ||Castries |
|St. Vincent |
|Trinidad and Tobago ||Port of Spain |
|Turks and |
|Grand Turk |
|Virgin Islands (U.S.) ||St. Croix |
When an exporter engages a custom broker or forwarderto handle the customs declaration, he/she must give instructions onwhat to do with the shipment in the shipping instructions. The formatof the shipping instructions varies, but all the forms essentiallycontain the same information. One form is often used in different modesof transportation.
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