How to Ship Freight Internationally
Compared to other types of shipping, international freight shipping follows a unique set of rules and regulations in order to ensure that all imports and exports to countries are kept safe and accounted for. If you are unsure about how to ship freight internationally, the expert team from C&D Logistics can help you select the best international freight shipping option for your specific requirements.
Things to Know Before Shipping Internationally
While international freight shipping is an integral part of businesses of all shapes and sizes, it is important to keep in mind that international shipping laws and other factors can change at any given moment. Some of the thing that you should be aware of before shipping internationally include:
International Freight Shipping Documentation
In order to ensure that your shipment arrives at its destination on time, you will need to have all of the proper documentation in place, especially if the shipment is being transported by truck. While the exact documents that are needed will depend on your country of origin and where the cargo is being shipped to, as well as what is being shipped and how valuable it is, there are a few documents that you should be particularly aware of:
- Commercial Invoice
- Certificate of Origin
- Shipper’s Export Declaration
- NAFTA Certificate of Origin
- Bill of Lading
Country Regulations & Customs
Each country has its own licensing, restrictions, and special provisions for imported goods. This means that it is important to know the country-specific requirements for each of the countries that you plan on shipping goods to. An experienced international shipper will be able to provide you with information about what can and cannot be shipped to your country of choice. Knowing this information ahead of time will ensure that you are able to meet all of the necessary import and export customs clearance for your freight.
Mode of Transportation
It is also important to keep in mind that different rules and regulations may apply, depending on the mode of transportation being used. Make sure to talk to a reputable freight shipping provider to determine which mode of international freight shipping—ocean freight, air freight, or land freight—will work best for your unique business needs.
If you would like to learn more about how to ship freight internationally, or if you are interested in our international freight shipping services, please contact C&D Logistics at 604-881-4440 or by filling out a contact form on our website. You can also stay up to date with the latest news by following us on YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook.