1. All importer are BOUND to Incoterms (PRE-Arranged, 72 hours/3 days BEFORE leaving foreign port.  fyi:  to calculate  weight  distribution  of  vessel, carrier manifest & ETC.  
a. Such as: Loading onto vessel (Foreign Forwarder/
Issuer of  Bill-of-Lading), Unloading from vessel (US Forwarder/ Issuer  Arrival  Notice of  LCL/ Full) &  warehouse / Port)
b. By you accepting an
Bill-of-Lading  from your vendors (supplier/factory/shippER/shipping-company), you are BOUND to Incoterms (International Commercial Terms)
c. To understand why/what/who importer
MUST pay,  BEFORE/After/DURING  shipping, importer/buyer MUST know  Incoterms (International Commercial Terms).
d.
Incoterms published by International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)  &  recognized by United Nations Commission on International Trade Law  as Global Common Terms.
e. If you don't know your own
Incoterms, contact  ISSUER of  Bill-of-Lading (aka: Bill-of-Sale) Manufacturers  Contract  Agreement (Your supplier/factory/shippER/shipping-co)
e. If you don't know your own
Incoterms, contact  ISSUER of  Bill-of-Lading (aka: Bill-of-Sale) Manufacturers  Contract  Agreement (Your supplier/factory/shippER/shipping-co)


2. Why  CAN'T   Supplier / Factory / ShippER / Shipping-company  arrange US Domestic Trucking,  ISF Filing  & Customs Entry.
a. Most of Foreign supplier / shippER (ISSUER of Bill-of-Lading) vary
LIMITED contact with Domestic Trucker & Customs Broker
b. Your supplier in business of MFG & Your Shipping-Company in business of shipping,  they are NOT in business of knowing
US Customs rule & regulations, we are.
NOTE:
a. To arrange Sea shipping, arranger must be your supplier or Licenses by  
FMC.gov (NVOCC / OFF / OTI)  = ISSUER of  Bill-of-Lading / LCL Arrival Notice / Full Arrival Notice.
b. To arrange Air shipping, arranger must be your supplier or Licenses by  
International Air Transport Association (IATA) = ISSUER of  Bill-of-Lading /  Air-Way-Bill (AWB)
c. To arrange Domestic Trucking, arranger must be Licenses by
FMCSA.gov (MC# / DOT#)  / must have "Filer-Code" from US Customs  =  ISSUER of  Pick-Up-bill-of-Lading.
d. To file ISF & Customs Entry (Customs Agent / Customs Broker), filer must have "
Filer-Code" from US Customs = ISSUER of  Customs Release Documents.


3. To Track your shipment (
click here)  & type in your MBL#
a. Example / Compare Arrival Notice (
Air shipment) (Sea LCL shipment) (Sea Full Container shipment) = FEES (Unloading from vessel & moving to warehouse).


NOTE: If you pay your vendor (Supplier/Factory), for shipping cost, you are paying Foreign Labor to arrange your shipping, normally cost is 10-20% cheaper.
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All our website is for Reference use only)
(ONLY valid contact, with us, are list it here,  all others are invalid)
1. ISF 10+2 (Importer Security Filing)  /  ISF  FAQ. 63 pages  /  (click here)

2. US Local Ports Contact  /  e-Allegations / Anonymous  tips (8663472423)

3. Air Forwarders by Air Forwarders Association  /  iata.org.

4. Ocean Freight Forwarder: Federal Maritime Commission (FMC)

5. Filing a Complaint Freight Forwarder/NVOCC/ etc  with FMC.gov.

6. US Government Agencies /  www.usa.gov.

7. For more links to import, export & etc.  Industry.

8. Basic Importing by  CBP.gov (Import  requirements 211 pages) &  for others.

9. All Shipment are  Incoterms  (PRE-Arranged,  BEFORE leaving foreign port)

10. Warning:  Also,  Be  aware  of  scam  hijack  emails  &  OTHER  scams.

11. Importers are  RESPONSIBLE for all Laws/fees. US Federal Court (click here)

All our website is Reference use only & our service are Arrangement only.
Please Click: Color (Blue/Red/Purple) on our website for details
Customs and Border Protection to Begin Enforcing Import Security Filing on July 9, 2013
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced that they will begin full enforcement of Importer Security Filing (ISF) regulations on July 9, 2013 and will start issuing
liquidated damages against ISF importers and carriers for ISF non-compliance.

LATE OR INACCURATE ISF TRANSMISSIONS
CBP will assess liquidated damages in accordance with the relevant mitigation guidelines which were published in the CBP Bulletin on July 17, 2009. There can be
multiple errors on an ISF transmission and in accordance with the guidelines, CBP may assess / fines a claim for liquidated damages as follows:

$5,000 per late ISF,
$5,000 per inaccurate ISF, and
$5,000 for the first inaccurate ISF update.

Additional Statutory Penalties may be assessed for serious or repetitive violations.

FAILURE TO FILE AN ISF
Because liquidated damages cannot be assessed for the failure to file an ISF if no bond is in place, CBP will withhold the release or transfer of the cargo until CBP receives
the required ISF information and has had the opportunity to review the documentation and conduct any necessary examination. CBP also reserves the right to not permit
unlading of merchandise for which no ISF has been filed, and, if such cargo is unladen without permission, it may be subject to seizure.

STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS:
Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2415, the statute of limitations for ISF liquidated damages is six years from the date of the breach of the bond. CBP will not limit its authority to
enforce the ISF requirements.


MITIGATION GUIDELINES:
First violation: If an ISF Importer incurs a liquidated damages claim for filing a late or inaccurate ISF or an inaccurate ISF update, the liquidated damages claim may be
cancelled upon payment of an amount between $1,000 and $2,000, depending on the presence of mitigating or aggravating factors, if CBP determines that law enforcement
goals were not compromised by the violation.

Subsequent Violations: If an ISF Importer incurs a subsequent liquidated damages claim for filing a late or inaccurate ISF or an inaccurate ISF update, the liquidated
damages claim may be cancelled upon payment of an amount not less than $2,500 if CBP determines that law enforcement goals were not compromised by the violation.

No relief will be granted if CBP determines that law enforcement goals were compromised by the violation.

ADDITIONAL MITIGATION FOR C-TPAT PARTICIPANTS:
An ISF Importer which is a certified Tier 2 or Tier 3 C-TPAT member may receive additional mitigation of up to 50% of the normal mitigation amount, depending upon tier of
C-TPAT participation.
Below are 13 samples of by Export  Freight  Forwarder (EFF) =  ISSUER  Bill  of  Lading (BL) = PRE-ARRANGED (PRE-CHOSEN)  BEFORE leaving  FOREIGN Port, to
warehouse//port//Issuer-of-(AN) (AWB) & Etc,   All  EXCEPT filing ISF,  Entry,  Bonds & Domestic Trucking (99%)


Bill-of-Lading (BL) (aka: Straight bill of lading (nonnegotiable)  with  Telex-Release /  Surrender /  Express-Release  or  Original-Bill-of-Lading (OBL).  wikipedia.org  .
Bill-of-Lading (BL) is ISSUED Before leaving foreign port by Shipper/NVOCC/OFF/OTI (Glossary) (What is Bill-of-Lading (BL) (examples of BL) (click here) (Incoterms)
Arrival Notice (AN) is ISSUED 5 days before shipment is US port,  by BL  Agent in US=aka Freight Forwarder (NVOCC/OFF/OTI) (Glossary) (Arrival Notice?)(LCL)(FULL)(AIR)
Issuer of  
AN  WAS  Pre-Chosen (InCoTerms) BY issuer of BL,   Issuer of  AN  is to OVERSEE movement of your cargo to CFS warehouse (LCL) / Seaport (Container) / Airport.


FYI, In an perfect world, consignee will be receiving (But less than 1% is perfect world) (Look sample of Below #1)
a. Two bill-of-lading (BL):  Before vessel leaving foreign port (Draft BL)   &  after vessel leaves foreign port (commercial BL)
b. Two invoice:  Before vessel leaving foreign port (proforma/draft invoice)  &  after vessel leaves foreign port (commercial invoice)
c. Two arrival notice:  PRE Arrival Notice, 7 days Before vessel is in US port  &  after/before vessel in US warehouse/port, Final Arrival Notice.


Freight Released is issued by your Import  Freight  Forwarder / IFF (ISSUER of  Arrival Notice = Agent of Bill-of-Lading (BL) / OBL, after you have SATISFY  your IFF  needs
Customs Released is issued by your Customs Broker//US Customs//Agencies, after your shipment is cleared & you have paid your Entry Filing fee, (click here) & look 1-11.


- On most of  
Bill-of-Lading,  Notify Party  is known as: Customs Broker,  Customs Agent,  ISF & Entry Filer with Domestic Trucker.
- On most of  
Bill-of-Lading, Issuer of  Arrival Notice  is known as: (Also, after these text, below there are 12 different Bill-of-Lading as examples)
.    
Shipper Agent,  For Delivery of Goods Please Contact,  Forwarding Agent,  Domestic Routing/Export Instructions,  For Release of Shipment please contact,
.    
Delivery Agent,  For delivery please apply to,  Document Presentation,  Cargo Releasing Agent,  For Arrival Info &  Release of Cargo Contact.


FYI, other bill:
Clean Bill Of Lading,  Claused Bill Of Lading (aka "dirty bill of lading" or "foul bill of lading."). Uniform Bill Of Lading,  Bill of Lading,  Bill Of Sale,
Ocean Bill Of Lading,  Inland Bill Of Lading,  Through Bill Of Lading,  STALE Bill Of Lading,  Negotiable bills of Lading,  Functions of bill of lading,  Carrier on bill of lading,  
Lash bill of lading,  Switch bill of lading,  Proforma bill of lading (normally given BEFORE leaving),  Onboard bill of lading (normally given AFTER cargo has LEFT)  
What, How,  When &  Why  bill of lading is use.            (Search by bill of lading >  http://www.answers.com/topic/bill-of-lading).   


Let your supplier(s) do  
Telex-Release /  Surrender /  Express-Release (this will saves time, monies & headache),  but IF you do received a  ORIGINAL-Bill-of-Lading (OBL)
from your shipper/factory/supplier,  "
SIGN / DATE  the OBL (any place on OBL)"    & keep two copy for yourself & Fed-ex/UPS other to "ISSUER of  Arrival Notice = Agent of BL"
Usually, if you received
OBL,  if you made only partial payment & etc  against your shipment to your shipper/factory/supplier, before the shipping. (OBL  =  TITLE to your cargo)


Please list us as
Notify Party on Bill-of-Lading (BL) & WE WILL DO 99% OF THE WORK FOR YOU or all we need is your factory/supplier info (email & name), also, you could
give our below info to your factory/supplier as Customs Clearing Agent & Notify Party on BL.   
US Customs Clearing
2018 Pacific Coast Hwy,
Suite #201. Lomita, CA 90717
(213) 270-1930 / PH: (718) 717-2680 / PH: (305) 831-4800 / PH: (210) 787-3480 / Fax: (424) 702-3262


IF Exam is issued by
US Customs/Agencies, such as  Intensive Examination Notice (Stop Sign),  IBET-Exam,  A-TCET-Exam,  USDA-Exam  or  ANY OTHER Exam  and
if your
Bill-of-Lading (BL) / Arrival Notice (AN) is required  ORIGINAL-Bill-of-Lading (OBL),  your  ""Freight Forwarder (ISSUER of  Arrival Notice = Agent of Bill-of-Lading (BL)""
MUST received your   "
"sign/date OBL (any place on OBL)""   from you,   BEFORE your shipment/container could be moved to Exam site,  until then, you maybe paying
Storage Fees/Demurrage fees & other fees.   With or With-OUT exam, your  "
"Freight Forwarder (ISSUER of  Arrival Notice = Agent of Bill-of-Lading (BL)""   MUST receive
"
"sign/date the OBL (any place on OBL)""  to Freight-Release your shipment to you,  OBL is Consignee/Importer RESPONSIBILITY only. (OBL =  TITLE)


All shipment are
BOUND to Incoterms (PRE-Arranged to US Port/CFS,  BEFORE leaving foreign port). To understand why/who importer MUST pay, BEFORE/ After/ DURING  
shipping, you MUST review Incoterms/ICC/UNCITRAL &  contact   ISSUER of  BL / Arrival Notice.     Customs Broker is Messenger between US Customs & you, ONLY.



glossaryarrivalnotice.html  //  docsarrivalnoticeair.html  //  docsarrivalnoticesea.html  //  docsbillofladingnotifyparty.html  //  docnoticefreightrelease.html
docsairwaybill.html  //  taxdutyhtchtscodeafter2nd.html  //  taxdutyhtchtscodegov.html
2. Bill-of-Lading (BL):  is ISSUED Before leaving foreign port by Shipper/NVOCC/OFF/OTI (Glossary) (What is Bill-of-Lading  &   examples of Bill-of-Lading)  (Incoterms)
.   Arrival Notice (AN): is ISSUED 5 days before shipment is US port by BL Agent in US (NVOCC/OFF/OTI), (Glossary) (Arrival Notice) (Sea LCL) (FULL container) (AIR)
.   Notify Party is known as: Customs Broker,  Customs Agent,  ISF & Entry Filer with Domestic Trucker. Final Ruling by  US Customs for  ISF is  6 years &  Entry is  5 years.
.   Customs Broker = Messenger between US Customs & Importer:  To transmits importer info/doc's, way it was received from you & your-vendors  to US customs.
.   You / Importer / Consignee is RESPONSIBLE for all Laws/permits/fees/retro-active.   Case File: federal court US Attorney's (click here)
3. Bill-of-Lading (BL):  is ISSUED Before leaving foreign port by Shipper/NVOCC/OFF/OTI (Glossary) (What is Bill-of-Lading  &   examples of Bill-of-Lading)  (Incoterms)
.   Arrival Notice (AN): is ISSUED 5 days before shipment is US port by BL Agent in US (NVOCC/OFF/OTI), (Glossary) (Arrival Notice) (Sea LCL) (FULL container) (AIR)
.   Notify Party is known as: Customs Broker,  Customs Agent,  ISF & Entry Filer with Domestic Trucker. Final Ruling by  US Customs for  ISF is  6 years &  Entry is  5 years.
.   Customs Broker = Messenger between US Customs & Importer:  To transmits importer info/doc's, way it was received from you & your-vendors  to US customs.
.   You / Importer / Consignee is RESPONSIBLE for all Laws/permits/fees/retro-active.   Case File: federal court US Attorney's.
4. Bill-of-Lading (BL):  is ISSUED Before leaving foreign port by Shipper/NVOCC/OFF/OTI (Glossary) (What is Bill-of-Lading  &   examples of Bill-of-Lading)  (Incoterms)
.   Arrival Notice (AN): is ISSUED 5 days before shipment is US port by BL Agent in US (NVOCC/OFF/OTI), (Glossary) (Arrival Notice) (Sea LCL) (FULL container) (AIR)
.   Notify Party is known as: Customs Broker,  Customs Agent,  ISF & Entry Filer with Domestic Trucker. Final Ruling by  US Customs for  ISF is  6 years &  Entry is  5 years.
.   Customs Broker = Messenger between US Customs & Importer:  To transmits importer info/doc's, way it was received from you & your-vendors  to US customs.
.   You / Importer / Consignee is RESPONSIBLE for all Laws/permits/fees/retro-active.   Case File: federal court US Attorney's.
5. Bill-of-Lading (BL):  is ISSUED Before leaving foreign port by Shipper/NVOCC/OFF/OTI (Glossary) (What is Bill-of-Lading  &   examples of Bill-of-Lading)  (Incoterms)
.   Arrival Notice (AN): is ISSUED 5 days before shipment is US port by BL Agent in US (NVOCC/OFF/OTI), (Glossary) (Arrival Notice) (Sea LCL) (FULL container) (AIR)
.   Notify Party is known as: Customs Broker,  Customs Agent,  ISF & Entry Filer with Domestic Trucker. Final Ruling by  US Customs for  ISF is  6 years &  Entry is  5 years.
.   Customs Broker = Messenger between US Customs & Importer:  To transmits importer info/doc's, way it was received from you & your-vendors  to US customs.
.   You / Importer / Consignee is RESPONSIBLE for all Laws/permits/fees/retro-active.   Case File: federal court US Attorney's.
6. Bill-of-Lading (BL):  is ISSUED Before leaving foreign port by Shipper/NVOCC/OFF/OTI (Glossary) (What is Bill-of-Lading  &   examples of Bill-of-Lading)  (Incoterms)
.   Arrival Notice (AN): is ISSUED 5 days before shipment is US port by BL Agent in US (NVOCC/OFF/OTI), (Glossary) (Arrival Notice) (Sea LCL) (FULL container) (AIR)
.   Notify Party is known as: Customs Broker,  Customs Agent,  ISF & Entry Filer with Domestic Trucker. Final Ruling by  US Customs for  ISF is  6 years &  Entry is  5 years.
.   Customs Broker = Messenger between US Customs & Importer:  To transmits importer info/doc's, way it was received from you & your-vendors  to US customs.
.   You / Importer / Consignee is RESPONSIBLE for all Laws/permits/fees/retro-active.   Case File: federal court US Attorney's.
7. Bill-of-Lading (BL):  is ISSUED Before leaving foreign port by Shipper/NVOCC/OFF/OTI (Glossary) (What is Bill-of-Lading  &   examples of Bill-of-Lading)  (Incoterms)
.   Arrival Notice (AN): is ISSUED 5 days before shipment is US port by BL Agent in US (NVOCC/OFF/OTI), (Glossary) (Arrival Notice) (Sea LCL) (FULL container) (AIR)
.   Notify Party is known as: Customs Broker,  Customs Agent,  ISF & Entry Filer with Domestic Trucker. Final Ruling by  US Customs for  ISF is  6 years &  Entry is  5 years.
.   Customs Broker = Messenger between US Customs & Importer:  To transmits importer info/doc's, way it was received from you & your-vendors  to US customs.
.   You / Importer / Consignee is RESPONSIBLE for all Laws/permits/fees/retro-active.   Case File: federal court US Attorney's.7
8. Bill-of-Lading (BL):  is ISSUED Before leaving foreign port by Shipper/NVOCC/OFF/OTI (Glossary) (What is Bill-of-Lading  &   examples of Bill-of-Lading)  (Incoterms)
.   Arrival Notice (AN): is ISSUED 5 days before shipment is US port by BL Agent in US (NVOCC/OFF/OTI), (Glossary) (Arrival Notice) (Sea LCL) (FULL container) (AIR)
.   Notify Party is known as: Customs Broker,  Customs Agent,  ISF & Entry Filer with Domestic Trucker. Final Ruling by  US Customs for  ISF is  6 years &  Entry is  5 years.
.   Customs Broker = Messenger between US Customs & Importer:  To transmits importer info/doc's, way it was received from you & your-vendors  to US customs.
.   You / Importer / Consignee is RESPONSIBLE for all Laws/permits/fees/retro-active.   Case File: federal court US Attorney's.
9. Bill-of-Lading (BL):  is ISSUED Before leaving foreign port by Shipper/NVOCC/OFF/OTI (Glossary) (What is Bill-of-Lading  &   examples of Bill-of-Lading)  (Incoterms)
.   Arrival Notice (AN): is ISSUED 5 days before shipment is US port by BL Agent in US (NVOCC/OFF/OTI), (Glossary) (Arrival Notice) (Sea LCL) (FULL container) (AIR)
.   Notify Party is known as: Customs Broker,  Customs Agent,  ISF & Entry Filer with Domestic Trucker. Final Ruling by  US Customs for  ISF is  6 years &  Entry is  5 years.
.   Customs Broker = Messenger between US Customs & Importer:  To transmits importer info/doc's, way it was received from you & your-vendors  to US customs.
.   You / Importer / Consignee is RESPONSIBLE for all Laws/permits/fees/retro-active.   Case File: federal court US Attorney's.
10. Bill-of-Lading (BL):  is ISSUED Before leaving foreign port by Shipper/NVOCC/OFF/OTI (Glossary) (What is Bill-of-Lading  &   examples of Bill-of-Lading)  (Incoterms)
.   Arrival Notice (AN): is ISSUED 5 days before shipment is US port by BL Agent in US (NVOCC/OFF/OTI), (Glossary) (Arrival Notice) (Sea LCL) (FULL container) (AIR)
.   Notify Party is known as: Customs Broker,  Customs Agent,  ISF & Entry Filer with Domestic Trucker. Final Ruling by  US Customs for  ISF is  6 years &  Entry is  5 years.
.   Customs Broker = Messenger between US Customs & Importer:  To transmits importer info/doc's, way it was received from you & your-vendors  to US customs.
.   You / Importer / Consignee is RESPONSIBLE for all Laws/permits/fees/retro-active.   Case File: federal court US Attorney's.
11. Bill-of-Lading (BL):  is ISSUED Before leaving foreign port by Shipper/NVOCC/OFF/OTI (Glossary) (What is Bill-of-Lading  &   examples of Bill-of-Lading)  (Incoterms)
.   Arrival Notice (AN): is ISSUED 5 days before shipment is US port by BL Agent in US (NVOCC/OFF/OTI), (Glossary) (Arrival Notice) (Sea LCL) (FULL container) (AIR)
.   Notify Party is known as: Customs Broker,  Customs Agent,  ISF & Entry Filer with Domestic Trucker. Final Ruling by  US Customs for  ISF is  6 years &  Entry is  5 years.
.   Customs Broker = Messenger between US Customs & Importer:  To transmits importer info/doc's, way it was received from you & your-vendors  to US customs.
.   You / Importer / Consignee is RESPONSIBLE for all Laws/permits/fees/retro-active.   Case File: federal court US Attorney's.
12. Bill-of-Lading (BL):  is ISSUED Before leaving foreign port by Shipper/NVOCC/OFF/OTI (Glossary) (What is Bill-of-Lading  &   examples of Bill-of-Lading)  (Incoterms)
.   Arrival Notice (AN): is ISSUED 5 days before shipment is US port by BL Agent in US (NVOCC/OFF/OTI), (Glossary) (Arrival Notice) (Sea LCL) (FULL container) (AIR)
.   Notify Party is known as: Customs Broker,  Customs Agent,  ISF & Entry Filer with Domestic Trucker. Final Ruling by  US Customs for  ISF is  6 years &  Entry is  5 years.
.   Customs Broker = Messenger between US Customs & Importer:  To transmits importer info/doc's, way it was received from you & your-vendors  to US customs.
.   You / Importer / Consignee is RESPONSIBLE for all Laws/permits/fees/retro-active.   Case File: federal court US Attorney's.
13. Bill-of-Lading (BL):  is ISSUED Before leaving foreign port by Shipper/NVOCC/OFF/OTI (Glossary) (What is Bill-of-Lading  &   examples of Bill-of-Lading)  (Incoterms)
.   Arrival Notice (AN): is ISSUED 5 days before shipment is US port by BL Agent in US (NVOCC/OFF/OTI), (Glossary) (Arrival Notice) (Sea LCL) (FULL container) (AIR)
.   
Notify Party is known as: Customs Broker,  Customs Agent,  ISF & Entry Filer with Domestic Trucker. Final Ruling by  US Customs for  ISF is  6 years &  Entry is  5 years.
.   Customs Broker = Messenger between US Customs & Importer:  To
transmits importer info/doc's, way it was received from you & your-vendors  to US customs.
.   You / Importer / Consignee is
RESPONSIBLE for all Laws/permits/fees/retro-active.   Case File: federal court US Attorney's.
Master Bill Lading # (MBL#): The B/L issued by Carrier to the Freight Forwarder. In this B/L Freight Forwarder will be shown as consignee. This is done to hide the actual
importers details from the Carrier.

House Bill of Lading # (HBL#): The B/L issued by Freight Forwarder to the Shipper. In this B/L the name of actual importer will reflect as consignee.

Difference between Master bill of lading and house bill of lading: The difference between a Master Bill of Lading and a House Bill of Lading is the Master is used to
consolidate multiple House Bills of Lading.

Difference between manifest and bill of lading: The Manifest is more of a legal tracking document, and the Bill of Lading is more of a contract between the shipper and the
transportation company

Difference
between bill of lading and packing list:
Difference
between manifest and bill of lading:
Difference
between bill of lading and bill of landing:
Difference
between clean on board bill of lading and shipped on board bill of lading:
Difference between
airway bill and bill of lading:
Difference
between bill of lading and international waybill:
Difference
between bill of lading and bill of exchange:
Difference
between master bill of lading and house bill of lading:  Master Bill of Lading: Issued from Carrier   &   House Bill of Lading: Issued from Freight Forwarder.
difference
between a Bill of Lading and a Delivery Receipt:

http://www.answers.com/Q/What_are_the_difference_between_logistics_and_transport
http://www.answers.com/Q/Difference_between_inbound_and_outbound_logistics
http://www.answers.com/Q/Difference_between_inbound_call_center_and_outbound_call_center
http://www.answers.com/Q/What_are_logistical_factors
http://www.answers.com/Q/What_is_inbound_logistics
http://www.answers.com/Q/Difference_between_inbound_and_outbound_logistics



Automated Manifest System # (AMS#): It is the advanced declaration of cargo vessel manifest information to US Customs, previously only required 48 hours before arrival
first USA calling port.  US Customs hopes that with the advanced notification they will be able to reject shipment at origin before allowing them to physically call the USA and
so to reduce the risk of future terrorist attacks on the USA through commercial channel. As part of the US Homeland Security initiative, US Customs drastically changed their
customs procedures. They now require all shipments destined for the USA or passing thru the USA or “remaining on board a vessel calling the USA first before calling
another foreign port”, to be filed via AMS directly with U.S. Customs 24 hours before mother vessels depart origin loading ports. We will be required to either file our manifest
information directly with US Customs via an AMS system, or turn over all our pertinent shipment information to the carriers to file on our behalf.

Standard Carrier Alpha Code (SCAC Code #):  is essential to the communication process with U.S. Customs. This code allows U.S. Customs to transmit load and no-load
information to the proper parties. It is imperative that NVOCC's include this SCAC code as the "second notify" party on cargo declarations submitted to U.S. Customs for
cargo booked with XYZ Vessel as the contracted carrier.

International ocean freight bill of lading in the International shipping ocean freight industry also referred as a B/L or BOL. This shipping document used for shipping freight
overseas by sea issued by an International ocean freight carrier acknowledging that specified goods have been received on board as cargo for conveyance to a named
place, for delivery to the consignee. Besides other points, the international ocean freight bill of lading serves the following purposes:
1.It is an evidence of a contract of carriage between ocean freight carrier and shipper;
2.It is a receipt for goods;
3.It is a document of title on shipped goods.

There are number of different types of international ocean freight bill of ladings used in the ocean freight shipping industry for export and import goods from and to the USA.
Here are two most commonly used types of NON-NEGOTIABLE international ocean freight bill of ladings:
•Express release ocean freight bill of lading = Telex release = Surrender and;
•Release endorsed upon a set of originals ocean freight bill of lading

NON-NEGOTIABLE international ocean freight bill of lading means that the document itself does not give title to the goods. The consignee (recipient) named in the ocean
freight bill of lading must identify himself to claim the goods. (vs. NEGOTIABLE international ocean freight bill of lading, issued "to the order of" is the title of the goods. I.e. a
NEGOTIABLE international ocean freight bill of lading can be bought, sold or traded while goods are in transit.)

International EXPRESS RELEASE ocean freight bill of lading means that you do not have to provide originals of ocean freight bill of lading in order to claim your goods at the
destination. Shipment on express release should be released at the destination upon surrender a copy of the international ocean freight bill of lading. Express release
ocean freight bill of lading should state: "ZERO (0) – NO ORIGINALS REQUIRED FOR RELEASE".

"SET OF ORIGINAL REQUIRED" in international ocean freight bill of lading means that goods cannot be released to the consignee unless the consignee had surrendered a
set of originals ocean freight bill of lading.

You may find more about ocean freight bill of lading used in the ocean freight industry in this link.

WE SEND COPIES OF INTERNATIONAL EXPRESS RELEASE OCEAN FREIGHT BILL OF LADING VIA E-MAIL   

With us, unless you had requested an international ocean freight bill of lading upon set of originals in advance, after your timely payment of our final freight invoice, in few
days after Estimated Time of Departure (ETD) (sometimes it takes a little longer) we e-mail to you a copy of carriers international Express Release ocean freight bill of lading
in a file attached. Print the ocean freight bill of lading and keep it in your records in order to claim your ocean freight at the destination.

Notice: Several countries around the world, particularly Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, Certain countries in Africa, do not accept express release ocean freight bill of ladings.
Ocean freight carrier should specify it upon issue of ocean freight bill of ladings. Then we will mail you a set of originals ocean freight bill of lading by USPS First Class Mail
within USA and Canada for free. Expedited or international mail must be prepaid.

If shipper/receptionist requires a set of originals international ocean freight bill of lading for shipments to countries that DO accept express release ocean freight bill of
lading, then $50 fee will be added on top of cost of the mail.


There are many types of bills of lading in use :
-Amended B/L: B/L requiring updates that do not change financial status. this is slightly different from corrected B/L.
-B/L Terms & Conditions: the fine print on B/L. defines what the carrier can and cannot do, including the carrier’s liabilities and contractual agreements.
-B/L’s Status: represents whether the bill of lading has been input, rated, reconciled, printed, or released to the customer.
-B/L’s Type: refers to the type of B/L being issued. Some examples are: a Memo (ME), Original (OBL), Non.negotiable, Corrected (CBL) or Amended (AM) B/L.
-Canceled B/L: B/L status. used to cancel a processed B/L. usually per shipper’s request. different from voided B/L.
-Clean B/L: A B/L which bears no superimposed clause or notation which declares a defective condition of the goods and/or the packaging.
-Combined B/L: B/L that covers cargo moving over various transports.
-Consolidated B/L: B/L combined or consolidated from two or more B/L’s.
-Corrected B/L: B/L requiring any update which results in money . or other financially related changes.
-Domestic B/L: Non-Negotiable B/L primarily containing routing details. usually used by truckers and freight forwarders.
-Duplicate B/L: Another original Bill of Lading set if first set is lost. also known as reissued B/L.
-Express B/L: Non-Negotiable B/L where there are no hard copies of originals printed.
-Freight B/L: A contract of carriage between a shipper and forwarder (who is usually a NVOCC). a Non-Negotiable document.
-Hitchment B/L: B/L covering parts of a shipment which are loaded at more than one location. Hitchment B/L usually consists of two parts, hitchment and hitchment memo.
The hitchment portion usually covers the majority of a divided shipment and carries the entire revenue.
-House B/L: B/L issued by a freight forwarder or consolidator covering a single shipment containing the names, addresses and specific description of the goods shipped.
-Intermodal B/L: B/L covering cargo moving via multimodal means. Also known as Combined Transport B/L, or Multimodal B/L.
-Long Form B/L: B/L form with all Terms & Conditions written on it. Most B/L’s are short form which incorporate the long form clauses by reference.
-Memo B/L: Unfreighted B/L with no charges listed.
-Negotiable B/L: The B/L is a title document to the goods, issued “to the order of” a party, usually the shipper, whose endorsement is required to effect is negotiation. Thus, a
shipper’s order (negotiable) B/L can be bought, sold, or traded while goods are in transit and is commonly used for letterofcredit transactions. The buyer must submit the
original B/L to the carrier in order to take possession of the goods.
-Non-Negotiable B/L: See Straight B/L. Sometimes means a file copy of a B/L.
-“Onboard” B/L: B/L validated at the time of loading to transport. Onboard Air, Boxcar, Container, Rail, Truck and Vessel are the most common types.
-Optional Discharge B/L: B/L covering cargo with more than one discharge point option possibility.
-“Order” B/L: See Negotiable B/L.
-Original B/L: The part of the B/L set that has value, especially when negotiable. rest of set are only informational file copies. Abbreviated as OBL.
-Received for Shipment B/L: Validated at time cargo is received by ocean carrier to commence movement but before being validated as “Onboard”.
-Reconciled B/L: B/L set which has completed a prescribed number of edits between the shippers instructions and the actual shipment received. This produces a very
accurate B/L.
-Short Term B/L: Opposite of Long Form B/L, a B/L without the Terms & Conditions written on it. Also known as a Short Form B/L. The terms are incorporated by reference to
the long form B/L.
-Split B/L: One of two or more B/L’s which have been split from a single B/L.
-Stale B/L: A late B/L in banking, a B/L which has passed the time deadline of the L/C and is void.
-Straight (Consignment) B/L: Indicates the shipper will deliver the goods to the consignee. It does not convey title (Non-Negotiable). Most often used when the goods have
been prepaid.
“To Order” B/L: See Negotiable B/L.
-Voided B/L: Related to Consolidated B/L. those B/L’s absorbed in the combining process. Different from Canceled B/L.
-Negotiable Instruments : A document of title (such as a draft, promissory note, cheque, or bill of lading) transferable from one person to another in good faith for a
consideration. Non-Negotiable bills of lading are known as “straight consignment.” Negotiable bills are known as “order b/l’s.”



LETTER OF INDEMNITY:

If in your international shipping an original seafreight bill of lading is required, but it needs to be amended or was lost, an international ocean freight carrier may request a
LETTER OF INDEMNITY. Here is the link with a sample of
LETTER OF INDEMNITY in international shipping of ocean freight.

You / Importer / Consignee is
RESPONSIBLE for all Laws/permits/fees/retro-active.   Case File: federal court US Attorney's (click here)
1. Bill-of-Lading (BL):  is ISSUED Before leaving foreign port by Shipper/NVOCC/OFF/OTI (Glossary) (What is Bill-of-Lading  &   examples of Bill-of-Lading)  (Incoterms)
.   Arrival Notice (AN): is ISSUED 5 days before shipment is US port by BL Agent in US (NVOCC/OFF/OTI), (Glossary) (Arrival Notice) (Sea LCL) (FULL container) (AIR)
.   Notify Party is known as: Customs Broker,  Customs Agent,  ISF & Entry Filer with Domestic Trucker. Final Ruling by  US Customs for  ISF is  6 years &  Entry is  5 years.
.   Customs Broker = Messenger between US Customs & Importer:  To transmits importer info/doc's, way it was received from you & your-vendors  to US customs.
.   You / Importer / Consignee is RESPONSIBLE for all Laws/permits/fees/retro-active.   Case File: federal court US Attorney's (click here)

FYI, In an perfect world, consignee will be receiving (But less than 1% is perfect world)
a. Two bill-of-lading (BL):  Before vessel leaving foreign port (Draft BL)   &  after vessel leaves foreign port (commercial BL)
b. Two invoice:  Before vessel leaving foreign port (proforma/draft invoice)  &  after vessel leaves foreign port (commercial invoice)
c. Two arrival notice:  PRE Arrival Notice, 7 days Before vessel is in US port  &  after/before vessel in US warehouse/port, Final Arrival Notice.