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Why do people "love and hate" each other when they come to Shuangqing?

Sohangawang https://www.sofreight.com/news_64729.html 2023-09-15 11:31:37

Why do people "love and hate" each other when they come to Shuangqing?

"Double Clearance to Door" is one of the products promoted by many freight forwarding companies. It can provide convenience for cargo owners and good profits for freight forwarders.


In general understanding, "double clearance to the door" means signing a contract with the freight forwarder. After the goods are handed over to the freight forwarder, all matters will be taken care of by the freight forwarder. You can just wait for the goods to be delivered to your door. However, the actual situation is far more complicated. many.

01 The goods change hands many times. Who should I contact if the goods are lost?

In the dual-clearance to door model, freight forwarders will often refuse to provide transportation and customs declaration documents, such as shipowner's bill of lading (MBL) and customs declaration forms, on the grounds of "consolidation of goods". Even if some freight forwarders provide their own NVOCC bills of lading (HBL), the format and content of such bills of lading are often full of loopholes. They neither provide any effective information for cargo owners to track the status of the goods, nor can they protect cargo owners in the event of disputes. The role of interests.

At this time, if the freight forwarder changes hands multiple times after receiving the order, but cannot strictly control the destination, the status of the goods will inevitably become uncontrollable. Not only that the originally agreed-upon transportation method and transportation period cannot be guaranteed, the legal relationship between freight forwarders has become more and more complicated as they change hands again and again. Once there is a problem with the goods, the owner of the goods has to decide who to take responsibility for. A difficult problem.
02 The container was inspected and the normal goods were gone?

To discuss the risks of LCL transportation, we first need to set a premise, that is, "double clearance to door transportation" is not the norm in the industry. Suppliers exporting "sensitive" goods are more interested in door-to-door clearing. The supplier understands the risks of this shipment, and the freight forwarder naturally understands the risks of this shipment, but everyone is taking chances.

One of the important reasons is that door-to-door goods are usually shipped in consolidated containers. In order for "sensitive" high-freight goods to pass customs smoothly, some freight forwarders may load sensitive goods first and then normal goods when loading into containers. At this time, if the container is inspected by the customs, the normal goods in the container will also be "sitting together".

03 The price is super low, do you miss it?

not necessarily! You need to pay special attention when encountering low-price services. Some small-scale freight forwarding companies use low prices to attract customers. After receiving the goods, they immediately ask for a price increase with the mentality of "the goods are in my hands anyway". What's more, after receiving the goods and freight, they disappear directly and can no longer be found. The owner's goods are unmanaged or have disappeared.

As mentioned above, goods that use double clearance to door may be more sensitive. Even if this happens, the cargo owner may not take any effective action. Some freight forwarders have grasped the psychology of the goods, which is why they are like this. Unscrupulous.
04 How to prevent risks?

Start from the source and choose a reliable partner

Pies and traps often appear together. When choosing a freight forwarder, you must not be attracted by unreasonable low prices. In the case of relatively stable market conditions, low prices are the proxy for risk.

Conducting a comprehensive credit investigation on freight forwarders before cooperation can help cargo owners screen out a group of "unreliable" companies. For example, if a newly established freight forwarding company has been involved in several freight forwarding contract disputes as a defendant in the past year, would you still cooperate with it?

Throw away your illusions and keep track of the status of your goods at all times

Regarding the double-clearance to door transportation model, shippers should get rid of the idea of "leaving all problems to the freight forwarder". No matter how perfect the contract is, you still need evidence to support your request when problems arise. Before handing over the goods to the freight forwarder, the cargo owner must do the following things:

1. Keep the delivery documents of the goods and truthfully declare the value of the goods;

2. Keep a close eye on cargo shipments and require freight forwarders to provide complete carrier and container information.

3. Regularly follow up on the transportation of goods and keep the transportation records provided by the inventory agent.