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Transportation Best Practices Manual

Transportation Best Practices Manual

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Published by: Alberto Peixoto Neto on Sep 20, 2012
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DISCLAIMER
This publication, entitled "Transportation Best Practices Manual" was prepared by PFCollins International Trade Services under contract to Canadian Manufacturers andExporters Newfoundland and Labrador Division to provide information abouttransportation considerations for the import, export and domestic trade processes.The information contained herein was compiled based on the current legislativeenvironment at the time of writing and is subject to change as international tradelegislation and procedures evolve. A list of resources is provided on the last pages of thisdocument. It is important for readers to refer directly to this legislation and the supportingmaterials listed for full and complete information.Because legislation, legal interpretation and current transportation procedures neverremain static, PF Collins cannot warrant or guarantee the long-term accuracy of information contained herein. Neither can we guarantee that following the advice orrecommendations contained herein constitutes an absolute assurance that the shipper willbe compliant with all current legislation and will encounter no transportation hindrancesor negative financial impacts based on the advice herein contained. Shippers aretherefore encouraged to exercise due diligence in matters impacting their internationaltrade practices.
 
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION
 
Overview of transportation logistics considerations i
PART 1: BEST PRACTICES LOGISTICS
 
10 best practices for your transportation strategy 1
PART 2: TRANSPORTATION STRATEGY CONSIDERATIONS
 
An Overview of the Import Process 5
 
An Overview of the Export Process 6
 
Bonding Issues for Exporters 7
 
Negotiating Rates 8
 
Insurance and Liability 11
 
E-Logistics and the Internet 16
PART 3: IMPORT AND EXPORT DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS
 
Overview of commercial documents 19
 
Commercial Invoice 19
 
Consular Invoice 22
 
Packing List 22
 
Certificates of Origin 22
 
Permits of Export and Import of Goods 24
 
Revenue Canada Export declarations (B-13a) 25
 
Cargo Control Documents 26
 
Other Commercial Documents 26
 
Distribution of Commercial Documents 28
PART 4 - AIRFREIGHT
 
Introduction 29
 
Documents 29
 
The Air Waybill (AWB) 30
 
Moving Goods by Air 33
 
Export Packaging 37
 
Air Cargo Handling, Delivery 39
 
The Role of IATA 40
 
Shipping Dangerous Goods by Air 41
 
Glossary of Airfreight Terminology 42
PART 5 – OCEANFREIGHT
 
Documents 47
 
Containers - FCL/LCL 51
 
Handling the Ocean Freight Shipment 53
 
Shipping Dangerous Goods by Ocean 55
PART 6 – ROAD TRANSPORTATION
 
Introduction to Road Transportation 58
 
Provincial Jurisdiction: Trucking/Highway Regulations 58
 
Canada/USA Border Issues " FAST" 59
 
Documents 60
 
The Truck Bill of Lading 60
 
Standard Trucks 62
 
Specialized Trucks 63
 
Service Options for Truck Transport 64
 
Shipping Dangerous Goods by Truck 64

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