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Prime Fresh Handling is a perishable logistics company that has spent years in the freight industry successfully dealing with the import and export of various products. Logistics for export represents the entire supply chain channel, including everything from order handling, transportation, inventory management, storage, packaging, and clearing of the exported goods. Efficient logistics management is crucial to the success of a supply chain, as poor handling of the chain can lead to an increase in logistical costs and poor quality service. 

Once a product is cleared by dispatch, then the export logistics process officially starts. This is when the exporters must decide which export freight forwarding option they will use – land, air, or sea. 

Export Logistics – The Process 

The exporting process is fairly simple but can easily be thrown off if not handled properly. There are various parties involved in the process, including the buyer, the banks, the insurance company, the freight forwarding company, customs, and more. This is why our experts have put together a list to easily understand the flow of the transportation process. 

Inspection and Quality Check

At this step, the products will be inspected to ensure that there are no damaged or missing parts or that, if there are any, they are documented. The exporter will also check the packages and labels and mark whether or not the goods line up with shipping standards.

Get the Delivery Order

From this point, the exporter or freight forwarder will obtain the delivery order that is required for the containers. This allows pick-up, stuffing, and sealing arrangements to be made, matching the specifics needed depending on what logistics industry the shipment is in.

Arrange Inter-Modal Transfer

Once all the requirements have been met, then the arrangements for inter-modal transportation are made. This will carry the goods from the exporter’s location to the point of loading. It is at this point that customs agents will review the shipment’s documentation and physical verifications, and the exporters will pay the port dues.

Shipping Documents and Bill of Lading

After that, the documents and mate’s receipts will be given to the shipping line, which provides a bill of lading for the exporter. The export will then send the original bill of lading and other necessary documents to the buyer or the consignee. These documents are required by the buyer or their agent when it is their time to take responsibility for the goods. 

Load Up the Goods

From here, the goods are loaded up into the carriers and depart from the port of origin and begin their journey to their final destination. 

Contact Prime Fresh Handling Today! 

Export freight forwarding is needed across the world, which is exactly why Prime Fresh has built and perfected our global network. It has allowed us to grow our company and work in industries such as pharmaceuticals, seafood, fresh produce, flowers and plants, and other specialty foods

For further questions or information, contact Prime Fresh Handling today!

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