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Key Logistics Consideration for International Freight

International shipping is the term used to describe a parcel delivery or group of parcel deliveries in which the parcel is taken from one country and delivered to an address in another. Many online sellers will offer international shipping to attract an audience that goes beyond the limits of the country in which they are selling in. Because of the number of resources involved to get a parcel from one country to another country, international shipping is typically a little more expensive than domestic deliveries.

Export Haulage

The transfer of the goods from the shipper’s premises to the NVOCCs origin warehouse is called export haulage. It is typically by means of truck or a combination of truck and train (rail), and typically takes from a few hours to weeks, depending on distance and geography. The responsibility for the arranging and paying of the export haulage depends on the agreement between the shipper and the consignee.

If the agreement is that the consignee has responsibility for the shipment right from the shipper’s premises, it is the consignee’s responsibility to arrange export haulage.


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Jenny Chew Pooi Yee, DLSM
Jenny Chew Pooi Yee has several years of experiences in supply chain practices, and specifically in third party logistics services sector. She holds the Executive Certificate in Supply Chain Management and is a member of the Singapore Institute of Purchasing and Materials Management (SIPMM). Jenny completed the Diploma in Logistics and Supply Management (DLSM) on December 2019 at SIPMM Institute.
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