Delivery of goods from Asia by a container is the most much-needed service in our company. We find trusted Asian suppliers for our clients and regularly ship large consignments by sea from China, Korea and Japan. Therefore, sea carriers, and we cooperate with them directly, offer discounts to our company for freight and containers. And shipping costs from Asia remain acceptable for small and medium businesses.
Container import is an all-purpose and simple option for international delivery of goods. We deliver containers not by sea only but also offer multimodal transportation of goods to owners, i.e. a combination of sea delivery with road, rail and air transportation.
Depending on a task, we select one of two types of general-purpose sea containers for our clients:
20DC (20GP, 20DV) is a 20ft container for small, dense and heavy items;
40HC is a 40-foot container for light but bulky loads.
Sometimes we select high 20HC containers of large capacity, we offer standard “dry” 40DC containers or extremely high-capacity 80HC containers.
To select the size and tonnage of a container, we need to know the type and weight of your cargo.
Cost of delivery cost is individual. To tell a client a specific amount, we need to know:
In order for us to carry out the delivery of goods from Asia, please inform us:
You will also need to issue an original power of attorney in favor of our company to provide cargo transportation services. If your cargo is required to be certified, the owner will need to have a certificate or a request to apply for it. A material safety data sheet (MSDS) may also be required.
Representative offices of Meridian Line Company are opened in ports of Vladivostok, Nakhodka, Novorossiysk and Saint Petersburg. We carry containers with goods through Zabaikalsk, Blagoveshchensk and Kazakhstan. We arrange the customs clearance and preparation of documents for foreign trade transactions. We arrange the customs clearance and preparation of documents for foreign trade transactions.
To contact us, write to our manager or submit your request on our Web-site.
Both options are possible. But it all depends on the terms of transportation. For example, under EXW terms, a carrier picks up your cargo from a consignor’s warehouse and delivers it to a port; under FOB terms, a consignor delivers the loaded container to a port on its own.
Yes, if shipped by sea. An ocean bill of lading will be issued for each consignee. And no, if it delivered by rail; one consignee is specified on a rail waybill
According to an order-to bill of lading, the cargo is released to a consignor or a consignee, depending on whose order it is released (the document should accordingly state: “consignee (name, description) or by its order to”). Like most types of bills of lading, order-to one is negotiable. This property allows their holder to dispose of its goods during transportation.
It will be the responsibility of a freight forwarder to return an empty container. If a fee for using a container is provided for, then this provision is required to be specified in a supplementary agreement to your contract.
Each container owner has its own weight standards and approximately the same capacity. The carrying capacity of a container can vary from 21 tons to 29 tons, depending on the characteristics of the container. 20-ft container: in average, 27 tons of weight and 33 cub. m. of internal capacity. 40-ft container: in average, 27 tons of weight and 75 cub. m. of internal capacity.