Showing posts with label airways. Show all posts
Showing posts with label airways. Show all posts

Tuesday, 7 April 2020

Handling of Imported Air Cargo In India

It is really important for every importers and air freight forwarders to manage proper handling of air cargo imported in India. Followings are the important things which have to keep in mind when you are using airways to import in India.

  • consignments are arrives and intimation about its arrival is given by airline/break bulk agent by using cargo arrival notice and importar has to obtain the delivery order from airlines.
  • Submitting a bill of entry on the electronic data interchange from Customs House Agent (CHA) and finalised bill of entry print out received for payment of duty.
  • After payment of duty, the location of cargo is given by Airport Authority of India and goods produced for examination by the customs inspector. Goods are examined by customs. Out of charge is given both on EDI as well as on the hard copy.
  • The Airport Authority of India's dues, challan-cum-gate pass are obtained and the payment is made.
  • The gate pass is presented for delivery of goods obtained.

These are the process to follow to arrivals of air cargo for clearance. The clearance of cargo is highly skilled process and lots of rules has to followed. these rules and process has to be complete step wise and finally you will get proper clearance of your air cargos.

Sunday, 23 February 2020

Handling of Export Cargo From India by Air

It is really important for every exporters and air freight forwarders ti manage proper handling of air cargo exported from India. Followings are the important things which have to keep in mind when you are using airways to export from India.

Lufthansa Cargo Plane is just waiting to fill up the cargo

  • Submission of export documents with customs fro procession. One copy of GR1 form along with a copy each of other documents are detached and kept by the customs. 
  • Documents are properly entered in the computer.
  • Check-list which has to be obtained from system after verifying the adequacy of the documents and the shipping bill numbers obtained.
  • Goods has to be taken into The Airport Authority of India terminal for examination, then obtained Export Order from the customs.
  • After this location will be allotted and the goods has to be handed over to the Airport Authority of India.
  • It is important that documents are handed over the shipper.
  • The export promotion copy of the shipping bill has to be obtained from customs and sent it to the shipper within a week of the date of shipment.

These are the process which has to be followed by every exporter or air freight agents for exporting goods from India by airways. 

Monday, 18 June 2018

Careers in Logistics

A webinar was organized by us on YouTube Live. In this webinar we will discuss about different careers in the field of Logistics and also discuss about how it is easy to become an independent logistics professionals. How the short skill development courses of Join Study will help you.
You already know that people are always trying to join IT, Software and other Engineering sectors they also thinking for Product and marketing Management fields. But what are the great chances for career growth in Logistics sector is discussed here in this webinar. Here is a complete video of this webinar for our blog readers and public.

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Mandatory Deceleration For Imports In India

There ware a public notification issued by Commissioner of Customs, India on the date of 7th March 2018 and notification no is 33/2018. By this notification it is "Mandatory Deceleration of GSTIN, IEC and E-mail address of importer to be included in the Bill of Lading obtained by Shipper.
This notification will be effective from 1st of April 2018.

It is important for Importer that they have to inform all the related details to their Exporters at abroad to incorporated these information and details in the Bill of Lading issued at the time of booking for the related consignments.

  • GSTIN:-GST Identification Number of Importer
  • IEC:-Import and Export Code of Importer
  • E-mail Id:- Official and Legal E-mail Id of Importer
There are some reasons to be issued this notification. It is due to hazardous waste in the ports. many hazardous and restricted items were imported by the name of some importers and never cleared the consignments. These uncleared consignments with restricted and hazardous attitude are become a dangerous liability and problems for ports and customs authorities. 
To be kill this type of practices the Commissioner of Costumes, India has issued this notification. 

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Packing principles relating to cargo in containers

Packaging is an important part for logistics. It is a big topic for study about the packing principles relating to cargo in containers. in this topic we will discuss about all important packing principles regarding this. Principles regarding stowing of all cargo into the containers is also plays an important role in logistics performance. It is important to know that how to restrain the cargo and also about the shorting, lashing, wedging and locking. Below is the slide shows, In this slide shows you will all the related discussion in details. this slide sows provide you a better concept regarding the packing principles relating to cargo in containers. Please see the slide shows below.

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Applicability of UNCTAD/ICC Rules

 Applicability for Multimodal Transport Document :- 

These rules apply when they are incorporated, however this is made, in writing, orally or otherwise, into a contract of carriage by reference to the “UNCTAD/ICC Rules for Multimodal Transport Document” , irrespective of whether there is a Unimodal or a Multimodal Transport Contract involving one or several modes of transport or whether a document has been issued or not.

Whenever such a reference is made, the parties agree that these rules shall supersede any additional terms of the Multimodal Transport Contract which are in conflict with these rules, expect insofar as they increased the responsibility or obligations of the Multimodal Transport Operator.

Multimodal Transport Contract means a single contract for the carriage of goods by at least two different modes of transport and Multimodal Transport Operator means the person who concludes a Multimodal Transport Contract and assumes responsibility for the performance thereof as a carrier. 

But if the goods have not been delivered within 90 consecutive days following the date of delivery determined according the rules the claimant may in the absence of evidence to the contrary, treats the goods as lost. 

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Lien and Detention


Right to lien and detention :-

a)   Constituent shall pay the bills presented by the Forwarder within  15 days of their presentation , failing which penal interest at the provided rate of interest ( may be 3% or near by ) above Bank's lending rate of interest shall become due to payable .

b)    The forwarder has a right to lean and a right to detention over the goods or other securities and effects lying within his power of disposal in respect of any amount whether already due for payment or not which  the forwarder is entitle to receive in respect of service to the customer . In exercise of the lien under the clause , the forwarder shall be entitled to dispose of the goods , either by public or private sales upon which lien is exercised , to recover this dues , provided that he gives a written notice of at least 7 days to the customer of his intention to do so . The forwarder is entitled to recover all the balance amount from the customer after recovery of the dues by the sale of the goods under this clause and the right exercised by forwarder under this clause shall not be deemed to have been  waiver of his right to take further legal steps to recover the dues .

Time Limit :-

Claims against the forwarder shall be timed barred within a period of one year commencing from the day of delivery of the goods to the consignee named in the contract or , if no delivery has taken place , from the data of the conclusion of the forwarding contract .

Jurisdiction :- 

Unless expressly agree to the contrary , claims against the forwarder shall be decided at the principal place of his business . 

Monday, 20 January 2014

Liability of Freight Forwarder

It is very important to know about the liabilities of the freight forwarder . It is necessary for Logistics Professionals and also for the Trades .

Followings are the important liabilities of freight forwarder :-

a)   The forwarder is liable only for his own faults attributable to himself or his employees .

b)   Th forwarder shall not b liable for act or omissions of third party such as re-forwarder , carrier  etc. provided that he has shown due diligence in the choice of such third parties . It can be proved that he has not done so , his liabilities shall not exceed that of any third party held liable , whom he has contracted with .

c)   The forwarder shall not be liable to the customer for consequential loss or loss of market howsover caused .

d)   The liability of the forwarder for loss of or damage will be fixed , as per the contract with consignor or consignee . Actually this part is an understanding between the parties and the freight forwarder and also covering the Internationale or  National rule .

e)   The forwarder may arrange / provide transport for customer and in such event the forwarder shall not be held responsible as a carrier or assume the liability of a carrier .

f)   In the event of the liability of the forwarder being sought to be varied , the variation shall only be effected by a written document signed by the forwarder .

Friday, 17 January 2014

Stowage and Restrain


 How to Restrain certain types of Cargo :-

Top heavy articles should be wedged , shored and lashed to prevent topping .

Heavy weight should be secured to stout ring - bolts (sited in the container floor and side walls ) and be shored with timber . They should be chained or wired with bottle screws .

Resilient loads can caused lashings to slacken  - this may sometimes be overcome by introducing elasticity may be rubber rope into lashing pattern .

No securing of pallets is necessary  if the distance between pallets and container wall is 4'' (100mm) or less . Pallets must not be allowed any longitudinal movement . If it is necessary to secure them , stow the pallets against the container walls and wadge wood block between the pallets . It may be necessary to insert sheets of board between the pallet loads to protect them against chafing and prevent bags , cartons  , etc . interweaving and jamming the stowage .

Stowage Precautions :- 

In the majority of cases , there is space left between the face of the cargo and container doors . It is important that the cargo does not collapse into th space . It can be prevented in a variety of ways , such as :

1)  Using suitable positioned lashing points with wire , rope , strapping , etc. woven across .

2)  Inserting a simple wooden gate for the wider gaps and heaver cargo .

3) Providing filler peaces for narrower gaps and lighter cargoes like cartoons of biscuits . 

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Restrain the Cargo


It is always necessary to restrain the cargo for one or more of the following reasons :-

-----  To prevent collapse the stow while packing , unpacking or during transit

-----  To stop any movement during transit of pat loads or of single heavy items  , the heavier the item the more damage it will do if allowed to move .

-----  To prevent the face of the stow collapsing and learning against the container doors to fall out when the doors are opened at the final destination or for customs inspection .

Methods of Securing Cargo :-

The more common methods of securing cargo are ;

Shoring  :-     bars , struts and spars located in the cargo  voids to keep the cargo press against the walls or other cargo .

Lashing  :-     ropes , wires , chains , strapping or netting secure to proper anchoring points and tensioned against the cargo .

Wedging :-    Wooden distance pieces , pads of synthetic materials , inflatable dunnage to fill voids in the cargo and keep in immobile against the container walls .

Locking  :-    Cargo built up to give a three dimensional brick well effect  .

Saturday, 11 January 2014

Special Provisions For Dangerous Goods


-----  Where the consignor hands over the prescribed dangerous goods to a multimodal transport operator or any person acting on behalf of such operator , the consignor shall inform him to the nature of dangerous goods and if necessary , the precautions to be taken while transporting such goods .

-----  Where the consignor fails to inform the multimodal transport operator or the other person acting on behalf of such operator of the nature of the dangerous goods and such operator or person does not otherwise have knowledge of the dangerous goods .

     a)  The consignor shall be liable to the multimodal transport operator or the other person acting on behalf of such operator for all loss resulting from the multimodal transportation of such goods ; and

     b)  The goods may at any time be unloaded , destroyed or rendered innocuous , as the circumstances may require , without payment of compensation .

Right to multimodal transport operator to have lien on goods and documents :-

-----   The multimodal transport operator who has not been paid the amount of consideration stipulated in the multimodal transport contract shall have a lien on the consignment and the documents in his possession .

-----   Notwithstanding anything contained the period during which the goods are in possession of the multimodal transport operator in exercise of his right of lien and shall not be included for the purpose of calculating the time of delay under any rule or law .

Notwithstanding anything contained in any other provision of any Act , it shall be lawful for the parties to the multimodal transport contract to include in the multimodal transport document any provision relating to General Average .

Explanation :- For the purpose of section  "general average" means loss , damage or expanse reasonably incurred in order to avert danger to property in common peril and in the common interest involved in the multimodal transportation .

Thursday, 9 January 2014

Logistics Decisions


An understanding of the logistics chain is useful to appreciate the decision areas in logistics

Value Added Chain :-

Vendor --> Raw material movement --> Production point --> Finished --> Products --> Warehouses --> Wholesaler --> Retailer --> Customer .

We know that the management of logistics is a complex process which involves a whole range of physical , managerial and informational issues related to the following decision areas .

----- Product Design

----- Plant Location

----- Production Structure

----- Distribution / Dealer Network Design

----- Location of Warehouses

----- Allocation Decisions

----- Production Planning

----- Inventory Management - Stocking Level

----- Transportation - Mode  Choice , Shipment Size , Routing Decisions and Transport Contracting

----- Packaging

----- Materials Handling

----- Oder Processing

----- Warehouse Operations 

Monday, 6 January 2014

Infrastructure for MTOs


The need for upgrading transport infrastructure and adapting it to meet the requirements of multimodal transport is governed by National Transport Policies which should ensure optimum use of existing infrastructure and optimum investment in new infrastructure .It would be advisable fo policy makers to examine every thing ;

-----   rationality of investment decisions ;  investment decision should be based on cost benefits analysis not only in respect of new investments but also in respect of investments for upgrading existing infrastructure .

-----   relationship of costs to the charges payable by users ;  To the extent possible , the charge payable by users should reflect the actual cost of infrastructure including interest on capital invested and cost of maintenance and repairs .

-----   level and structure of tariffs ;  This should take into account the peculiarities of the transport mode concerned and should be so designed as to direct traffic  ( primarily container traffic ) to a mode which has the required capacity available or which can be easily adopted to meet the requirements .

-----   regulatory system ;  regulation which is particularly important for container traffic with regard to traffic restrictions and weight limitations .

-----   Institutional frame ;  work which is necessary for a coherent well co-ordinated  transport policy , the implementation of which could be entrusted to the national co-ordination authority proposed earlier .


Friday, 3 January 2014

International Co-ordination

 Tilted aerial view of modern airport. Aircraft are parked next to "arms" that extend from the central building

The very nature of multimodal transport required International Co-ordination at three levels .

-- With neighboring countries on cross border procedures and in infrastructure developments .

-- With trading partners on trade  , banking and insurance procedures .

-- With the International community on the development of worldwide standards in  such areas as :-

----------- documentation

----------- UN/EDIFACT rules

----------- Inco Terms

----------- Harmonize system for commodity classification .

Therefore there is room to compliment the activities of  the National Multimodal Transport Committee with regional initiatives . In particular there is a need ;

----- To monitor international efforts to standardize procedures , documentation , definitions , classifications etc . pertaining to international trade and transport to formulate a regional position and or represent member countries' interests at such fora .

----- To insure region wide standards for documentation , tariff structures , etc.

There is growing awareness that multimodalism and EDI require a co-ordinates approach involving all sector concerned like trade, transport , finance etc . and regional co-ordination on standard documentation and procedures is desirable .

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