You have a choice between two distinct modes of transportation when sending a courier: by air and by sea. The former can be carried out by numerous representatives on commercial flights either by hand or as air freight couriers in cargo holds. They do, however, come with a hefty price tag. Sea couriers to India come to the rescue in such situations; with frequent sailings overseas from Australia, you are able to get your products delivered with a significantly faster turnaround time and at a lower cost.
When using sea couriers to convey products, it is typically for sending samples and essential documents. However, there are numerous parties to which your courier documentation will pass hands with before they reach its final destination. In this blog post, we take a closer look at those involved in the process of sending a courier by sea.
Numerous goods will be the responsibility of the exporter in Australia, but our shipping agents would be pleased to help you out when it is necessary. The exporter, that is you, will need to plan or organize the likes of the following;
- Commercial Invoice
- Packing List
- Certificate of Origin
- Marine Insurance (this is based on the IncoTerms that has been agreed upon concerning the sea courier to India)
- Bill of Lading (with Shipping Instructions)
When the items arrive in the destination nation, some of the courier documentation will also be the responsibility of the importer. The following documents is necessary for recipient.
- Permits and licenses for importing the product into the country
- Marine insurance based on the IncoTerms agreed upon
- Duly endorsed original bill of lading for the release of cargo
- Delivery instructions to the shipping representatives
- Customs clearance
If you have any questions about any of the above, our representatives are happy to assist you! Let us know about your requirements or any concerns you may have, and we will assist you in resolving any issues so that your couriers arrive on time!