What is filler?
The filler solve any problem related to the importer with transportation, consolidation, storage, handling, packaging or distribution. Also responsible for ancillary services and consulting involved in tax and customs matters, asset declarations for official purposes, insurance products and collecting or procuring payment or documents relating to the goods. The bulking agent is the intermediary between the Chinese supplier and importers, as it is the makes the coordination and documentation enabling the transfer of the cargo area or via sea from China to your destination.
The filler and the consolidation of the merchandise
The cargo consolidation is to bring two or more different charges to customers traveling in the same shipping container, so if you want to import products from China that do not reach a lot of space in a container, the filler coordinate with Other customers also import products from China to collect goods to travel together in the same container and to share international maritime cargo between two or more clients. The importance of cargo consolidation is that by bringing together in a single container transport goods from various importers, that follow the same route, costs are lowered and facilitates better use of logistical resources.
The filler and the give consolidation of the merchandise
The deconsolidation is emptying a container with goods intended for one, two or more consignees once the goods arrive at their destination, the freight forwarder is responsible for give consolidate load, i.e., separated goods have come in a container. This process allows ungroup consolidated in a single transport document or equivalent and is intended for different consignee’s goods, each individual shipment with its own transport document and proceeds on the entry of goods into the customs territory.
Issuance of transport documents
The bulking agent is responsible for issuing the bill of lading in the case concerned sea waybill, bill of lading is the receipt evidencing the shipment of the goods and in the case concerned air transport document will be an Air Waybill. The boarding pass is very important for the importer as it is proof that you are importing goods belong also that this document will be able to nationalize the goods, his agent Customs prompted to submit the original document endorsed with the signature and seal, without these documents can not withdraw the goods at the place of destination.
Coordination with freight at origin
The international freight has foreign correspondents to the customer, as well as offices in several countries or outsource freight from other countries, and they must coordinate the pickup of the merchandise in the store Chinese supplier if you Inco term EXW business, which provides that the seller must make delivery of the goods properly packed and packaged for export in your store. You should also take care of the temporary storage of the goods until it is shipped in the middle of transport chosen, you can also provide additional services such as packing and palletizing.
Another function to be performed by the freight forwarder is responsible for contact with shipping lines or airlines, whichever is the chosen medium, to reserve a space in the middle of coordinating transportation and shipment of goods. Whether by sea or air, the filler should you have the skills to hire the service more convenient for the importer, making sure your cargo arrives in the best possible transport?
Storage at destination
The bulking agent is responsible for collecting the goods that arrive by air or sea and waterscape to a buffer until the merchandise is nationalized and the importer can have it. Besides the filler should check the merchandise arrives complete and should is a difference in weight and bulk, participate in the proceedings of Stock. The cargo manifest of goods deconsolidated. When the merchandise enters the buffer those arrived packages are counted and weighed, then this information electronically transmitted to Customs.
When the load reaches consolidated in a single container, the freight forwarder is responsible for deconsolidation and tailors the cargo manifest which must be presented to Customs attaching a copy of Bill of Lading or Air Waybill Porte Charter, within the prescribed period. The agent responsible for loading cargo since at source is given, to having the cargo manifest to Customs within this period fully responsible for the load. Worth mentioning that in case any accident occurs during international transport, responsibility is not filler, so it is recommended to secure your load.