Incoterms

Incoterms

The Incoterms rules or International Commercial Terms are a series of pre-defined commercial terms published by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). They are widely used in International commercial transactions or procurement processes. A series of three-letter trade terms related to common contractual sales practices, there are intended primarily to clearly communicate the tasks, costs, and risks associated with the transportation and delivery of goods.

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Freight Forwarders & Sourcing Supply Agent in Vietnam

Freight Forwarders & Sourcing Supply Agent in Vietnam 🇻🇳

Siam has offices in all locations of the world to help you with all of your international purchasing and supply needs. Our services are now available in over 40 countries. Our ISO-certified supply chain approach allows us to not only work with the top Asian suppliers, but also to assist you in getting the best bargain.

With a population of 96.2 million people in 2019, Vietnam is a bastion of globalization. Surrounded by China, Laos, and Cambodia, the country has established itself as a desirable commercial destination.

We collaborate with our customers to find and develop products with Asian suppliers that meet their needs. Importing and exporting has never been easier than with Siam.

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Complete Guide to the use and features of Bill Of Landing

Complete Guide to the use and features of Bill Of Lading

People who work in the shipping industry are familiar with the definition of Bill of Lading and its abbreviations, which are also known as BL, BOL, or B/L.

The Bill of Lading is just a great reference for newcomers to shipping that specifies the kind, quantity, and direction of the goods being transported, as well as the  transporter's, and recipient's contact information.

To avoid any risk of faulty information or a failure to communicate between the parties to the contract, all parties involved in the shipping activity receive the details of the BOL.

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Freight Forwarders & Sourcing Supply Agent in France 🇫🇷

Freight Forwarders & Sourcing Supply Agent in France 🇫🇷

Siam has a presence in the four corners of the world to assist you in all your international purchasing and logistics operations. Today we offer our services in more than 40 countries. Our supply chain process, recognized by our ISO certification, allows us to not only work with the best Asian suppliers but also to help you get the best deal.

We work with our customers to find and develop products with suppliers in Asia, according to their business requirements. With Siam, importing and exporting have never been so easy.

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FREIGHT THAILAND 🇹🇭- AUSTRALIA 🇦🇺_ Rates – Transit Times – Taxes

FREIGHT THAILAND 🇹🇭- AUSTRALIA 🇦🇺| Rates – Transit Times – Taxes

Why you should let SIAM Shipping handle your shipment between Thailand and Australia?

Thailand has manufacturing costs and therefore much cheaper labor than Australia. It is therefore quite natural for companies to import products from Thailand to save money.

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has released figures on its exports. From Australia’s point of view, Thailand’s imports amount to nearly £ 15 billion a year. Thailand ranks fifth in the ranking of the main product importing countries in Australia.

SEA FREIGHT TO AUSTRALIA

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TOP 5 – Shipping line

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Overview – Ocean cargo from Thailand to Australia

Main ports

Brisbane

The port of Brisbane is Queensland’s largest cargo port. The Port of Brisbane plays a key role for us, as a Thai-based freight forwarder, because of its proximity to the Asia Pacific Region. South-Asian countries have become Australian’s biggest trading partners over the years.

Fremantle

Fremantle Harbour is located in the Western part of the country. This port is the largest and busiest in this region, handling huge volumes of all kinds of products. Its geographic situation, being located within the Perth Metropolitan Region, makes it one of the key hubs of the country.

Obviously, we also ship to the other largest ports of the country, to ensure a maximum flexibility to our customers. Here are some other examples of cargo ports we are used to ship to, on a daily or weekly basis: MelbourneSydneyTownsville, Port Hedland, Dampier, Gladstone, etc.

Sea freight rates

If you need quick deliveries from Thailand to Australia, ocean freight is not the best option to be considered. Sea freight is the best option for companies and individuals who are not in a hurry, and who aim at saving some money on the shipping process.

In fact, sea freight comes with two main benefits: you can ship high volumes, at the best price. This can be particularly interesting for regular traffic with high volumes between both countries.

*As mentioned before, SIAM Shipping is able to offer every kind of service for every single type of volume!

Transit times

From To Estimated Transit Time
Bangkok Adelaide 22-24 days
Bangkok Brisbane 19-21 days
Bangkok Darwin 24-26 days
Bangkok Fremantle 14-16 days
Bangkok Melbourne 21-23 days
Bangkok Port Kembla 16-18 days
Bangkok Sydney 23-25 days
Bangkok Townsville 33-35 days

*Please note that those transit times are just indicative timing between Thailand and Australia

AIR FREIGHT TO AUSTRALIA

air freight guide

Main airports

Sydney

Most of the shipments we handle from Thailand to Australia are headed to Sydney. This is the busiest airport in the country. All major airlines have services in this airport, enabling prompt and ever-available air freight services.

Melbourne

Tullamarine Airport is the second largest airport in the country. It is the main hub for largest Australian companies such as Jetstar Airways, Tiger Airways Australia and Qantas. SIAM Shipping is thus aware that ensuring a strong and frequent there is crucial for our clients’ business operations.

Brisbane

Brisbane airport has also a cargo terminal, handling high volumes every single day. This is also a key logistic hub of the country that we are used to ship to. As it goes for sea freight, we ensure a full coverage of the Australian territory by shipping to all major international airports of the country.

Air freight rates

Air freight is a more expensive option as compared to sea freight. But obviously the main advantage of this freight mode is the time-effectiveness that comes with it.

Instead of providing random shipping costs, more important is that you understand how we calculate our rates.

For example, let’s say you want to transport a parcel that have the following dimensions: W: 91, H: 47, L:26, the total volume is 0.111m3. If you multiply it by 167, the volumetric weight of your air shipment is 18.53kgs.

When shipping by air, you have to know that 1 CBM= 167 kgs. In this way, you have to multiply the volume of your parcel by 167. As an example, let’s take the following situation:

You need to ship the following parcel: W: 120, H: 78, L, 45, for a total volume of 0.42m3. 0.42 * 167 = 70 kgs (rounded). The volumetric weight of your parcel is thus 70 kgs. If this weight is higher than the real weight of your shipment, we have to consider this one when quoting for it.

The weight is not the only factor affecting the quotation. Naturally, the price will also depend on the service you require.

*A door-to-door service will obviously be more expensive than a door-to-airport.

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Transit times

From To Estimated Transit Time
Bangkok (BKK/DMK) Adelaide 1-3 days
Bangkok (BKK/DMK) Brisbane 1-3 days
Bangkok (BKK/DMK) Sydney 1-3 days
Bangkok (BKK/DMK) Perth 1-3 days
Bangkok (BKK/DMK) Melbourne 1-3 days

*It is almost impossible to provide accurate transit times when it comes to Air freight!

In fact, air freight transit times depend on various factors:

  • Different budget, different transit times

At SIAM Shipping, we are truly committed to adapt our offer to your needs and budget. In this way, whether you need to arrange an urgent shipment on the next available flight, express shipping, or a standard air freight service, we have a solution for you.

However, as you can guess, the final transit time will be shorter if you require an urgent shipment, as compared to a standard one, requiring 2 or 3 days more usually.

  • Transit times are not only made up of flight duration

When it comes to air freight, you have to keep in mind that flight duration isn’t the only factor to consider.

In fact, when shipping by air, you have to take into consideration the only steps of the logistic chain:

  • Packing
  • Customs clearance
  • Delivery

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What duties and taxes will I pay for my goods ?

Most imported goods are subject to Australian Customs duties and 10% goods service tax. There are many different regulations and sometimes complex duty rates applicable to imported cargo.

There is no need to be in possession of any import license for unrestricted items, but as an importer, you have to obtain a permit to proceed to customs clearance.

Here are the basics documents that have to be provided to undergo customs clearance:

  • Customs Entry (Informal Clearance Document – ICD)
  • Airway Bill (AWB) / Bill of Lading (BOL)
  • Commercial Invoices (Incoterm, name/address of the supplier, currency, country of origin)

*Now let’s have a close look at the cases for which things are different.

GST on Imported Goods

In Australia, the Department of Home Affairs collects GST on taxable importations. The GST payable accounts for 10% of the value of the taxable importation.

Thus, the total value is the sum of:

  • The customs value of the goods
  • Customs duty payable
  • The amount paid or payable to transport the goods to their place of consignment in Australia
  • The insurance cost for that transport
  • Any other tax payable

Usually, GST has to be paid prior to the release of the cargo by Home Affairs. If you are not registered under the deferred GST scheme yet, then you’ll pay GST at the same time, at the same place, and in the same manner as you would do for customs duty.

*Goods and services tax (GST) has to be paid for the majority of goods being imported into Australia.

Import duties from Thailand to Australia

Tariffs and Taxes

Australia is aligned with the Harmonized Tariff System (HTS) for imported and exported goods coming from members states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

Here is the composition of an HS Code, you can now see what an HS code is and what does it mean.

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Customs contact in Thailand

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Customs contact in Australia

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Customs process

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Drug Contraband

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Ivory

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Poison

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Explosives

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Batteries

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Pornography

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Biohazard

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Flammable

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Knife

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Chemicals

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Firearms

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Tobacco

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Corrosive

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Drugs

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Gambling

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Counterfeit

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Counterfeit Notes

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Hazardous

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Introduction

A great way to offer a wider offer to the customer is to offer products that come from other countries, especially if you can not find a local manufacturer. But it is not easy because of the multitude of regulations and the costs that can be incurred by products imported from abroad.

We offer you a 10 step guide to read before ordering your container to understand the most important subtleties of importing products.

Step 1 – Make sure you’re aware of importing laws and government regulations

There are certain rules imposed by the Australian government that you must respect when importing goods. You will find lots of information on the internet to understand how it works. Remember that all imports must comply with government regulations.

We should start with the rules of government imports. Watching these rules of the Ministry of Immigration and Border Protection is very important. They are the ones who are responsible for the goods.

Step 2 – Find out if you need a specific permit

Having a general license to import goods into Australia is not necessarily necessary for businesses or individuals. Sometimes you may be asked for a permit for certain types of goods at the time of customs.

There are goods that are prohibited from importing. This includes products such as hazardous chemicals, pharmaceuticals, narcotics, certain foods, weapons, tobacco and biological materials. Chemicals have specific regulations.

Step 3 – Learn if your goods will need to be quarantined

If you are transporting plants or animals, mineral or human products. These will be quarantined for processing. You can find full details of quarantine rules in Australia here : business.gov.au – Quarantine rules

Step 4 – Learn about the tariffs and taxes you’ll need to pay

You will probably have taxes to pay on imported products.

You need to understand:

  • Import the entry fees and processing fees you can find here : Australian customs
  • Valorize your goods for customs duties.
  • Find out if you have to pay taxes on products and services.
  • Obtain the right tariff classification for your products.
  • Taxes on alcohol, tobacco and fuel.
  • An Australian business number for claiming tax credits and deferring tax payments may be requested. You should contact your tax office for more information.

Step 5 – Understand the charges for import duty, and goods and services sales tax

You will find an estimate of the types of fees you will have to pay: for products with a value greater than $ 1,000 AUD, there will certainly be GST import duties payable.

  • Import entry fees and processing fees – Customs will charge you a fee (generally less than $ 200 AUD) for processing your goods.
  • Customs import duty is a percentage of the price you paid for the goods. The rate of duty can vary from 0% to 10%, it is often a 5%
  • The Goods and Services Sales Tax (GST) will also be charged based on the following:
  • valuation of assets more;
  • The amount of the Customs import duty plus;
  • Cost of goods insurance their transportation to Australia.
  • The GST is invoiced at 10% of the final amount. This is a general guide on products, fees vary depending on the products you can import.

Step 6 – Take advantage of any concessions

Many free trade agreements exist between Australia and other countries around the world. This limits international trade barriers and thus reduces import costs. You can find a lot of information about ALE, depending on which country you are importing from.

For more information, check official free trade agreement.

Step 7 – Find out about other costs

There are several different types of cost you need to be prepared:

  • The cost of purchasing the goods
  • Shipping and logistics costs for shipping.
  • Freight handling fees at airports or ports.
  • Insurance costs if you sign up

Step 8 – Make sure your goods are labelled accurately

Your goods must also be properly labeled. It will be necessary to display the country of manufacture and of origin, a complete description of the merchandise, the address of the recipient and that of the sender. The labels are in English attached so that it can be seen very easily on the cardboard.

Step 9 – If in doubt, check with the authorities

Each import will be different from the previous one. It is necessary to check all the information that you can find in the advice that we give you above. If you need you can talk to the customs coordinates are available below.

Contact them on the following link: Australian authorities

Step 10 – Paying for your goods in foreign currency

It is not easy to import products, the payment of suppliers from abroad is an example. For example, you can use OFX. They are specialists in international payments for Australian companies. Each customer of this company is going to have a personal manager providing forward exchange contracts for example.

Reactivity

Contact us and receive an answer within 24 hours maximum

Dedicated Customs Service

Our customs broker will guarantee a trouble-free clearance

Custom service

Small or big expedition, we manage all your needs!

Competitive

We guarantee very competitive prices. Just compare!

Multilingual customer service

We speak English, French and Thai to avoid misunderstanding

Reliable

We secure all our shipments, safety is our priority!
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SIAM Shipping | Procurement - Quality control - Logistics

 

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Internship story – Martin Delannoy

MY THANKS

I would like to start by thanking the entire INSEEC group teaching team and the professional staff responsible for the BBA INSEEC training for having provided the theoretical part and a solid teaching allowing the good execution and adaptation during this internship in a company.

I would also like to thank Mr. Lelievre, CEO of SIAM SHIPPING for his welcome and acceptance of my application as an intern with his company, for the help and advice and support he provided every day during the period. I would particularly like to thank and express my gratitude to the following people for the enriching and interesting experience they gave me during these three months at Siam Shipping.

Mr Rahme, Marketing manager for his welcome and the trust he has shown me since my arrival in the company, for his friendliness and his real desire to share his knowledge, his support, and his professionalism.

Mr Jean, Business Developer China sector at Siam Shipping, my tutor, for having quickly integrated me into the company and for having given me all his confidence for the time he devoted to me throughout this period, knowing how to answer all my questions without forgetting his participation in the progress of this report.

 

1/ INTRODUCE MY EXPERIENCE AT SIAM SHIPPING

My internship at Siam Shipping became obvious when I was looking for an internship in some company. This company, which offers many services related to the subcontracting of its clients import and export projects, was totally in line with my current and future ambitions.

Having two websites based on the same scheme in textiles and accessories, I wanted imperatively to improve and deepen my knowledge in the management of flows, in the control of this sector of activity, customer relations, relations with large forwarding agents, and especially to create a professional network in connection with my current activity.

Moreover, attracted by the Asian countries in which I made many trips during these last years, Siam Shipping, based in Bangkok thus appeared as an evidence and as a motivation in the execution of my internship abroad. In terms of professional experience, after obtaining the telephone appointment, my motivation increased because of the company’s operating plan.

Siam Shipping is a company which goes against the current principles of the functioning of the companies, it is not a Corporate company. The trainee as well as the managers have great freedoms which are similar to those of the Digital Nomad, which is a new and current working method which corresponds to my future ambitions. The management of working time, the management of clients according to time zones, the management of the workload is thus totally controlled by the trainee and the employee while making sure to provide a rigorous and professional work.

The excitement was how, after getting many student jobs based on a corporate model, would be my adaptation after a long positive apprehension
Within this internship report, the company will first be presented in order to understand the missions that have been entrusted to me during this period.

We will end by analyzing globally and from a strictly personal point of view my vision of the world of work in Thailand, and my personal experience.

 

 2/ PRESENTATION OF THE COMPANY AND ITS CONTEXT

Known for its famous islands, and its tourism without moderation, Thailand is a country which enjoys a certain notoriety today. With an estimated population of 65 million. Thailand is ASEAN’s 2nd largest economy. The wealth of the economy derives its resources from tourism but also from agricultural products such as the wide variety of tropical fruits available on the soil, and industrial products such as textiles for example. Known for its famous islands, and its tourism without moderation, Thailand is a country which enjoys today a strong economic growth which continues to increase year after year.

INFRASTRUCTURE PROMOTING TRADE IN THAILAND

  1. ROAD TRANSPORTATION

The Thailand has overall infrastructures of quality compared to à its neighbors (Cambodia, Laos, Burma, Vietnam, India…). Road transport remains most used in Thailand (depending on the sources, the share of road transport oscillates between 80% and 92% of the tonnage of goods
carry in Thailand).

This situation can be explained by several factors:

A road reseau much more developed than a rail network (159,000 km of road against less than 5,000 km of rail). A larger flexibility both in driving time and in fixed and variable charges Road freight is the mode of transport which is favored by the Thai government which seeks to develop the road.

SEA TRANSPORTATION

The two main ports for sea freight are Laem Chabang and Bangkok. Laem Chabang are at 22th world rank in container traffic. The second port located in the south of Bangkok know less affluence with around 22% of the port traffic against 65% for Laem Chabang (sources Wikipedia). Many products from China and Vietnam transit through Thailand, including in some cases to be partially converted, before to be ship to Europe or United States.

In addition, Thailand has 35 commercial airport, Suvarnabhumi Bangkok concentrates the bulk of freight traffic (domestic and especially international) since its opening in 2006. The latter has strengthening air sector of the capital with a freight capacity of around 3 million tons per year ( for comparison, the main port of Laem Chabang saw 47 million tons transiting – 31.2 in export against 15.8 in import – in 2012). It is in this dynamic country full of opportunity that the CEO, MR Lelievre, decided in 2008 to create his own multi-service import-export company. Settled for 6 years in Thailand, he decides to put forward his skills acquired in import-export asian employee, taking advantage of the incredible dynamics of Thailand and its international exchanges.

Accompanied in this project by its 3 collaborators with very precise missions such as, the management of the company by the Web site and the commercial and administrative
management. (Wikipedia source for 1.2.3.) After these 3 years, that is to say since my arrival, we distinguish a company with solid bases in full growth in its sector of activity thanks to its extension and its adaptation with its customers, but especially by a good strategy of implantation.

 

PRESENTATION OF THE COMPANY’S STRATEGIC AREAS OF ACTIVITY

SIAM SHIPPING is a forwarding agent that operates through 4 major areas of strategic activity to meet all types of customers, but also all types of needs.

MANAGEMENT OF COMMERCIAL PROJECTS IN B TO B

Siam shipping offers to manage commercial projects in B to B which represents approximately
60% of their customer portfolio. It is with a follow-up customer, and a professionalism that the company manages to develop its customer loyalty.

 

COMMERCIAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT IN B TO C

SIAM SHIPPING offers to manage the commercial projects of clients who have non-commercial projects, such as the import of various products from China or Thailand to France. It is with a follow-up and an assistance from the beginning to the end that each project that we accompany the customer in his step by proposing a 100% assumption of responsibility. Siam Shipping adapts to customer needs.

3. RELOCATION MANAGEMENT

This branch was under the name of Siam-Relocation. It specialises in removals and provides a service of the same quality as that of its competitors. On the other hand, its competitive advantage is based on the price of its service. Indeed, Siam Shipping does not have to support important loads like those of these competitors: marketing, structure…

4. ANCILLARY SERVICES

Each commercial project or move requires additional services specific to logistics. Among these services we find a necessary packing service for all types of commercial projects and removals, customs clearance, and a storage service.

All these services allow SIAM SHIPPING to offer an optimal service able to answer all the problems. Although the company is able to offer its international shipping services for requests up to several tons and several containers, the majority of its customers rely on small requests often less than a ton. This is due to the fact that the logistics market is very hierarchical.

HOW THE FREIGHT FORWARDING MARKET IS
STRUCTURED AND WHERE SIAM SHIPPING IS LOCATED

LARGE COMPANIES

Indeed, the largest companies holding their own containers and mastering all stages of shipments, from the recovery of the goods to their delivery to the customer, refuse small contracts, usually under a ton. Large companies favor profitability by customers offering large quantities attracted by the prices offered by large companies, the cheapest on the market.

SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZED COMPANIES

Small forwarding structures such as SIAM SHIPPING deal with small volume shipments, often operated by private individuals or small companies who do not have the strength or even the knowledge to impose themselves via large companies, often in search of a tailor-made service and a customer service attentive to their needs, able to accompany them in all stages of transport.

PUBLIC AND PRIVATE STRUCTURES

Companies such as La Poste or FedEx & DHL are responsible for sending low-capacity parcels. These services are highly appreciated by clients because of the ease of care and procedures. However its use is limited in the framework of commercial exchanges and leaves the place to the specialized forwarders able to manage shipments with capacities and a mass of more than 100 kilograms.

HOW SIAM SHIPPING MAKE THE DIFFERENCE IN A HIGHLY COMPETITIVE MARKET

Siam Shipping offers are not only limited to transport, they also have additional services very appreciated by customers. Operational and commercial follow-up are in particular assets. In effects, whatever the type of transport, goods, perishable goods, personal effects or vehicles, Siam Shipping remains in permanent contact until the final delivery. A thorough knowledge of international customs institutions enables them to respect their commitments to customers

List of services Siam Shipping provides:
  • Air Freight
  • Customs clearance
  • International Moving
  • Sea freight- Packaging service
  • Door to door service
  • Multi modal
  • Express transport

One of the keys to Siam Shipping’s success is its multilingual team: French, English, German and of course Thai. In a rapidly changing global market, communicating in your native language is very much appreciated. Siam Shipping has a varied clientele, mainly SMEs, but also multinationals, NGOs and of course individuals. For each customer, the goal is to satisfy him in order to build his loyalty. Customer success is the company’s obsession.

MY EXPERIENCE AT SIAM SHIPPING

The 02.01.18, is held the first meeting within the team SIAM SHIPPING, it is in a pleasant and sympathetic atmosphere that are presented the various objectives and the various missions in connection with the duration of the training course. The goal is to give me total autonomy so that I can work fluidly and become confident with the work and logistics in general. Then, the objective was to go directly to the meeting of the customers on the Thai ground, to analyze the customers’ needs within the SIAM SHIPPING offices, or to find new customers by concentrating on new customer targets, that of the NGOs for example, having an activity on the ground of China, or on the Thai ground, or to conquer new professional partners in order to open up to new markets.

MY MISSIONS AND MY ROLE IN RELATION WITH THE SALES
DEPARTMENT

In the commercial service my missions are to treat the requests of the customers received via the internal sites SIAM SHIPPING specialized in the sending from Thailand and SINO SHIPPING from or to China, or for SIAM RELOCATION, specialized for the moving between Europe and Asia.

  1. MANAGEMENT OF REQUESTS RELATED TO THE REMOVAL SERVICE: SIAM RELOCATION

In order to manage a move as well as possible, my role is to analyze all the elements so that the operation is carried out without encumbers. Logistics being a highly technical environment, as a Business Developer it is important to have had prior training or professional experience in this environment, in order to give a professional service by offering an optimal service for the customer.

  1. MY ROLE IN THE MOVING DEPARTMENT

Contact by email or telephone, with the aim of:

  • Check the volume and weight of personal effects This step is decisive since it allows to know the capacity of the personal effects at the time of the
    removals. This makes it possible to determine an initial estimate of the total price of the shipment for the customer, but above all it makes it possible to determine which shipping method we will advise the customer.
  • Verification that the mode of transport chosen is consistent with your personal effects. During a move, once we have determined the weight and volume, we can now inform ourselves about the constraints imposed by the customer. These constraints are often translated in terms of time and cost. This is why we have to adapt our offer in order to offer an optimal service to the customer, which meets his needs.
  • Analysis of needs concerning ancillary services When moving, it is important to ask about the nature of the goods. Indeed, we must know the fragility of the goods transported, and therefore offer a packing service for the goods in order to ensure safe transport.
  • Verification of the conditions of access to your home, departure and arrival
  • Verification of parking authorizations for a truck and/or a container, mandatory for the day of loading and unloading
  • Documentary verification, in order to provide all necessary documents to the competent customs authorities
  • Checks concerning the tax exemption conditions

Once all these steps are established, we can propose an estimate to the customer.

MY ROLE IN THE BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT IN CHINA
AND THAILAND

Once the requests for estimate received by email, transmitted by Mr. Jean, it is then that my role intervenes. It is important to get to know the needs and get as much information as possible about the business project. This makes it possible to offer an optimized service by reducing the costs and risks associated with unforeseen events.

FOR COMMERCIAL PROJECTS, IT IS MANDATORY TO KNOW:

  • Volume and weight: Volume is weight to determine which is the best solution for the customer’s commercial project, in the case of a large volume, we prefer sea freight, in the case of a small volume, we offer a subcontracted service with our partners Fedex or DHL, or by air freight.
  • Port of destination and port of arrival: It is important to know this information from the first contact with the customer, although this information is logical regarding the handling of goods, we can sometimes propose alternative seaports depending on the precise place of delivery of goods.
  • The nature of the goods (HS CODE) In order to know if the commercial project is possible, or not, according to the legislation specific to each country.
  • The service requested according to the incoterm: Every commercial project is different, and every client requires a tailor-made service. This is why the Incoterm will be the indicator that will determine the quantity of our services and the takeover of the goods. Depending on the project, we can offer 100% takeover, i.e. we take over the goods from the supplier’s warehouse to the customer’s address abroad. We can also offer a service with a service only from the port of departure to the port of arrival, the solutions are multiple and varied.
MAKING CONTACT WITH OUR CUSTOMERS:

The contact of our customers is usually made, for those coming from Europe or China, by email, after analysis of needs and sending quotes, if the customer is interested in our offer we proceed to a contact by phone in order to conclude the transaction. Within the framework of our customers based in Thailand, more precisely in Bangkok, we
privilege a direct contact with our customers in our offices, this makes it possible to establish a climate of confidence from the first meeting and to conclude more easily. During my internship there were many meetings with our clients in Bangkok and its surroundings, without the help of our staff, it really puts us in the shoes of a business developer thanks to the responsibilities we carry. Indeed, we have no choice, we must succeed in signing the advantage of the appointments with our clients at the offices, allows us to analyze our knowledge in contact situation, we go from student employee. The feeling of feeling in a different situation is appreciable.

 

BILAN

My internship at SIAM SHIPPING was very formative and allowed me to mature professionally.

– KNOWLEDGE ACQUIRED IN WEB MARKETING

Alongside Nicolas Rahme, I was able to develop my knowledge regarding marketing in shipping industry. The work in web marketing is determining in the creation of a company, indeed, it is very important when developing a service on Internet to have an important presence, and to know the elements determining to a good referencing.

As mentioned earlier in my internship report, the main elements were taught to us and we had the opportunity to handle the activity in full autonomy. Indeed, managing a specialized activity allows to develop an ease in its understanding and in its implementation. Within the framework of my personal projects, this web marketing part acquired during my internship has given me confidence in the development of my future projects.

– KNOWLEDGE AND BENEFITS GAINED IN BUSINESS STRATEGY

The commercial strategy mentioned above allows us to highlight our personal skills. Especially during appointments with our clients, we can put to good use our acquired skills that we learned during our studies, so we put forward our linguistic skills with a mastery of English that must be perfect, and our commercial skills that translate into a good presentation of services, a professional attitude and a mastery of techniques and the logistics sector.

More precisely, it is a gain of personal confidence which was acquired since the lived situations
allow me to be more at ease concerning the apprehension of the professional appointments and
their management. It is also an acquired confidence concerning the management of removals but also international transport for private individuals or professionals thanks to many difficulties and many points which were solved by my Master of Training Courses, which is very formative and makes it possible to learn from its errors.

MY ANALYSIS OF THE COMPANY’S OVERALL STRATEGY BASED ON MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE

My experience in web marketing has not allowed me to feel or analyzed a need for development or improvement regarding the work already done, since the website is very well referenced in search engines, which is an indicator regarding the quality of work. However, concerning my experience in the sales department, many elements appeared to me as
essential to the development of the company, in particular in the research of the optimization of the customer service:

OPTIMIZATION OF THE CUSTOMER SERVICE
– How to convert a maximum potential customer. So I decided to optimize the visual of the estimates, so that the customer sees a real company with a careful design, which indicates, in the unconscious, a qualified and good quality service. The visual aspect, makes it possible to bring a good image of the company: Here on the left the estimate before modification, and on the left the estimate after. Regarding changes in the customer contact process and the retargeting process, there are many ideas I have that can improve customer service.

– Contacting the client

The customer contact is essential and allows to create links with his interlocutor, indeed, the exchanges by email does not release any emotions, the emotions are only verbal and have negligible impact on the final decision which is to buy, or not to buy our services. My optimization proposal consists of systematically contacting the potential customer as soon as he requests a quote via the website using the telephone number required at the time of the request. Calling the customer allows to create a link through a real contact, so the chances to convert the potential customer into customer is maximized. The information between the two interlocutors is transmitted orally, and the use of a comprehensive and professional language ultimately increases turnover and customer satisfaction.

–  Keep in touch with the client

This is another strategy that seems to me essential when you have a website, and you offer a service to an audience. Thanks to the many requests via the website this allows to keep a database with many websites. Currently having 2 websites, I used to use these email addresses for commercial purposes, by regularly sending advertising. My optimization proposal is based on the same method, which consists in sending advertising regularly to all our clients, whether they have already signed contracts with our services or not. This allows to put in customers’ heads, through regular email sequences, that if they find the need to call a forwarder, SIAM SHIPPING or SINO SHIPPING can understand their needs.

– What elements should be included in the email?

In my opinion, the retargeting email should feature a relatively beautiful woman, the customers in import and export being mostly men, who uses a friendly vocabulary in order to offer discounts or important announcements to her customers. Using beauty can allow male customers to unconsciously direct themselves to our services, and
friendly language can allow it to create an almost friendly relationship in email exchange. Here is my proposal made to SIAM SHIPPING regarding the design of emails and the type of conversation to have with customers

POINT NOTED IN THE WORKING METHODS

  1. HIERARCHY

The hierarchy in Thailand is much more marked than in France, but the relationship with its employees is different. In Thailand, communicating with one’s direct superior is equivalent for a Thai to communicating with one’s CEO for a European, especially in terms of respect. The authority and control that a superior has over his employees is not acquired and maintained in the same way.

The hierarchical superior when he is Western is very often recognized for his expertise and his  professionalism, but also for his capacity to make good decisions, his authority is acquired and regulated thanks to rules. In Thailand, the leader will be appreciated only if he shows that he knows how to be interested and understand his collaborators, it is with the relations that he will know how to build with each one that his authority will become legitimate.

  1. COMMUNICATION

The atmosphere within the companies in Thailand is characterized by an extreme respect and politeness, in connection with the values of the inhabitants in the everyday life. Arrogance or having direct words are defects that show a lack of control and a disrespect much less tolerated than in the West are defects much less tolerated than in the West.

The form during a discussion is important but it is the substance of the communication varies enormously: your Thai collaborator will never disagree with your complaints. The smile is extremely used within the framework of an answer by the Thai collaborators but a smile or even a yes is not necessarily worth acceptance or understanding. As a manager, you often have to make sure that requests are understood, and do not hesitate to explain and re-explain with patience, even if your colleagues do not ask questions to make sure you understand whatever happens.

CONFLICT MANAGEMENT

Thanks to my network, I was able to clarify this point which seems interesting in a country where trade unions are almost non-existent, how it settles conflicts internally in their company, whereas in France we are protected by rights and where conflicts often have institutionalized solutions. In Thailand, if you want to keep good relations with your employees and stay in a good working atmosphere, it is important to know some rules to best adapt to the culture. To settle your conflicts internally with your colleagues, it is preferable not to involve other people in this conflict and to settle it only in the presence of the person concerned, it is necessary to remain calm and patient because in Thailand, to lose one’s composure is often a sign of weakness and a lack of control of oneself.

 

HOW TO BUILD PERSONAL AND FRIENDLY RELATIONSHIPS

It is often the fruit of our culture, the French and even the Europeans: we do not develop enough friendly and personal relations with our colleagues, because it is important to distinguish our different types of relations: personal and professional. But in Thailand, co-workers can also be very good friends very easily. Thai people, unlike the French, attach immense importance to the quality of professional relations in the workplace. The motivation lies in the establishment of strong and almost friendly links between the hierarchy and the other employees, and less in the promises of promotions at the professional career level. This is explained by the fact that Thai people prefer harmony in the workplace because colleagues are almost full members of their families.

Regarding loyalty to their company, Thai employees will not hesitate to change employers in the event of disagreement, in terms of labor relations, working methods or pressure. The unemployment rate being very low, and the family ties are very strong, the Thai employee will have no problem during his job search period because he has several supports. This observation was made thanks to numerous questions put to my expats and Thai friends but
also stems from my own feelings and a personal opinion.

TO CONCLUDE

My internship at Siam Shipping was a very enriching experience in terms of cultural and professional learning. It was with great satisfaction that I was able to deepen my knowledge in the logistics field while working without constraints of time and schedule.
This working model requires autonomy and responsibility towards its important commitments and allows to offer great freedoms without losing in effectiveness.
From a personal point of view, it is an increase in self-confidence that has taken root with regard to the professional environment, the maintenance of relationships, the setting to work, but above all a comforting in my idea and professional project. Indeed, my internship in Bangkok allowed me to meet many locals, but also to create me a real network of entrepreneurs who today allowed me and support me in the development of my project, result of much reflection during my internship period, this is why my third year will be in university in Bangkok. The project that we will set up will be an online textile sales platform allowing many designers to show case their collections on the European market. The clothing having a very low cost of production in Thailand and being of quality, consumers will be able to buy many articles while having a social approach: paid small creator, with the satisfaction of a unique clothing. We planned to finance local associations with a share of the monthly profit so that our action would have a real social and responsible approach.

These 3 months in Bangkok were very interesting, with a culture shock and a demand to adapt to these significant changes. The confrontation with a foreign environment with the usual comfort and a work model totally different from my previous professional experiences in France was a beneficial confrontation and opened opportunities and brought me to maturity.

 

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Containers in Thailand

Shipping Containers from/to Thailand

An intermodal container is a great standard shipping case, designed and built for intermodal freight transport, which means these can be used in different modes of transport – ship, rail or truck – without unloading / reloading their cargo. Intermodal containers are mainly used to store materials and transportation efficiently and safely. These containers are known by several names: cargo container or cargo container ISO…

Intermodal case are available in different types and a number of standard sizes, but 95% of the world container fleet are called “dry goods” or “general purpose”. They are durable steel boxes closed.

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Shipping from and to Phuket

All Inclusive Rates for shipping from and to Phuket

Our door-to-door rates include:

  • Land transport costs (considering the departure from warehouse/factory to the port/airport of origin and from the port/airport of arrival to the warehouse/factory)
  • Local handling and transport costs at ports of origin and destination
  • Shipping & Exchanges
  • Delivery of management and documentation
  • Customs duties, without taxes charged on the international purchase of your stock.

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Door to door incoterm

We work with incoterm DAP (delivered to the site) for our door-to-door service. There is delivery of goods at the point agreed by the customer. All costs and insurances associated with the main transportation are included in our door-to-door rates, while import costs are not included.

Sending FCL or LCL door to door

In sea freight, you can choose 2 ways to ship your products. Usually it depends of the volume of the shipment, but it also relies on others factors such fragility or timing. Those two options are simply the FCL which is the Full container (20 feet or 40 feet) and LCL which is a shared container.

Road freight from Phuket:

The choice of road freight (or trucking) with Docshipper represents a reliable alternative to sea and air. Indeed, although this mode of transport allows you to get longer, it offers real security to your merchandise at much more attractive prices.

We offer a trucking service on an international platform. We accompany you to any destination for any destination. We also offer parallel services such as packaging or customs formalities.

Whether it is a standard or door-to-door shipping, our platform-form stands out for its high level of security and modernity, which is perfectly combined with national or international logistics operations. We consider every need of our customers, and we adapt our process according to your project to find the best solution for you, your time and your budget.

The trucking service of Siam Expedition is distinguished by its quality. Thus, you can be certain that your merchandise will arrive intact and in time, at the best price.

Information on road freight

To ensure the best success and the best development of your company, a good organization of logistics is essential. At Docshipper, we are aware. That is why we use all our network and our know-how to offer you a complete range of services that will perfectly meet your requirements in terms of quality and cost.

Network management

Our supply management services are a range of services that help you manage and consolidate all your transportation needs (multimodal, road, maritime, air or rail), as well as the needs of your supply chain. Supply. Our offer enables you to obtain the creation, management and realization of your logistics, guaranteeing you a wider and more complex transport network.

Transportation management

For medium and large sized shipments, our supply chain solutions, we can establish a transportation management that will improve the performance of your business, with competitive freight rates. Thus, your logistics needs will become simpler, more efficient and more profitable. We use an automated tool to manage the online order price, contact with the various service providers and contract management, shipment visibility and management reports.

The full LTL (Less-than-Truckload)

Trucking Docshipper offers logistics at regional, national or international level. We also offer optional options such as insurance or urgent mention. Our offer is distinguished with its personalized services, its listening salespersons and your qualified employees.

Complete truck loading services

If you need an immediate quantity of goods or relocate your premises, we have a fleet of trucks that are dedicated to your company’s expectations. For more information, do not hesitate to contact us, we will return you in the highest delay.

What does our door-to-door service include?

Complete delivery

Our door-to-door service includes all the necessary steps to ship the cargo, from its origin to the destination:

  • The collection of goods from the consignor’s warehouse or from the address indicated by the consignor. On the other hand, the management of the cargo remains your responsibility.
  • Sea, air or land freight.
  • Import and export taxes, but VAT and other taxes are not included.
  • The delivery of the goods, once unloaded, to the destination that you indicated to us.

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Domestic and transborder rail freight forwarder

We are a freight forwarder and we also offer our services in all Asia. We can provide intermodal freight for all companies throughout ASEAN, our core business. This will allow companies to reduce costs and this offers an alternative to road transport.

The intermodal rail is also a long-term transport solution, it can be a real door-to-door service solution. It is also a more economical means of transport for companies, which will respond more rapidly to the growing need of the consumer.

Safety is also more important in this type of transport. Indeed, intermodal rail transport greatly reduces the risk of delay and / or theft of merchandise in the cargo. It is also considered a more environmentally friendly means of transport since it requires less fuel.

Intermodal transportation

Intermodal transport is a means of transport of goods that uses at least 2 modes of transport (trucking, rail or boats) without handling the freight. Thanks to these different means of transport one allows oneself to have the best characteristics of each transport used, this also brings savings for the sender. This brings a real scalable capacity for shippers, so if you need a door-to-door service, contact us to know more about our intermodal solutions.

Customs regulations on international move from/to Phuket

Household goods & personal effects

Some products can be imported into Thailand without any tax for the foreigner who imports them, but these personal effects are subject to specific conditions. If the person importing the goods has diplomatic status, holds a valid one-year Thai work permit, his goods enter within six months of his arrival in Thailand. If the above conditions are verified, only one ship or air can be authorized, and the shipper can bring his domestic appliances only free of duty. The rule is similar if it is a Thai national who wants to return his property and personal effects to Thailand. He must, however, prove that he has resided for more than a year in a foreign country and on a continuous basis. It is only by air and sea that goods can circulate, and each of the electrical appliances is exempt from duty.

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Anyone not complying with the above rules will have to pay fines. This is the case for all returning Thailand or foreigners who import household appliances and personal property in Thailand. The amount varies according to the objects and is negotiable with the customs service. Siam Relocation will do everything possible to limit the price of these tax obligations to the maximum.

The sender is not obliged to be present in person during customs clearance at the port or airport, but we must despite all present his original passport and a work permit, also original, one year to the Thai authorities During clearance. The shipper must therefore already be in Thailand for the dispatch to be cleared from the customs. A returning Thai national must present his old and current passport.

Prohibited & restricted goods

Some goods are prohibited at the time of entry into Thailand. This includes firearms, ammunition, pornographic material and short wave radios.

Vehicles and move

Foreign diplomats may import a vehicle into Thailand free of duty. Indeed, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand must send a letter verifying its status and request that the Thailand Customs authorize the duty-free importation. For other foreigners and Thai nationals importing a vehicle is a very difficult thing in Thailand. The procedures are very complex and very long to import his vehicle. The right to evaluate can reach up to 300% of the purchase value of the vehicle.

Pets on international move

There are special regulations for domestic animals in Thailand. Dogs, cats and birds can be imported without a quarantine period. For this you will need a health certificate dated less than 7 days and a vaccination card in progress.

Pets can be sent as cargo and the fee will be around US $ 4000 per animal. Prices vary depending on the type and size of the animal. No fee is charged if the animals are brought in excess baggage.

Phuket is one of the southern provinces (Changwat) of Thailand. Neighboring provinces are Phang Nga and Krabi, although Phuket is an island and its borders are not terrestrial. North of the island is Phuket International Airport.

Geography of Phuket

Phuket is the largest mainland province of Thailand located in the Andaman Sea, west of the Malay Peninsula. It is very mountainous, with a mountain range west side which aligned north to south. The mountains of southern Phuket extend 440 kilometers from the Kra Isthmus. The highest point of the mountain chain is the Khao Phra Phuket Mi, with an altitude of 1138 m; while the highest point on the island itself is Mai Tha Sip Song (Twelve Canes), at 529 m.s.n.m. About 70% of the island is covered with forests. The western coast has several sandy beaches, but the east coast is generally swampy. The southern end of the island is Laem Promthep, a place very appreciated to watch the sunsets.

The main tourist region of the island is the beach of Patong, which also concentrates most of the nightlife of Phuket, besides being the largest shopping center of the island. Other popular beaches are Karon, Kata and Nai Harn to Bang Tao.

The island was affected by the tsunami of December 26, 2004 that devastated much of the coasts of the Indian Ocean

Economy of Phuket

The exploitation of tin mines was an important source of income for the island since the sixteenth century. Many Chinese workers were employed in the mines, and their influence on Phuket culture can be felt even today. With the falling price of tin exploitation definitively ended. Currently, Phuket’s economy rests on two pillars: rubber plantations (Thailand is the world’s largest rubber Producer), and tourism. Since the 1980s Phuket is one of the major tourist attractions of Thailand. Most of the sandy beaches of the island were transformed into tourist centers, with Patong, Karon and Kata are the most popular.

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History of Phuket

The most significant fact in the history of Phuket was the attack by the Burmese in 1785. It is said that Sir Francis Light, a captain of the East India Company, sent a message to the local administration, warning that he had observed that Burmese forces were preparing for an attack. Kunying Jan, the governor’s wife, who had recently died, and her sister Mook, organized the defense of the island. After a month of siege, the Burmese were removed, the March 13, 1785 and the two women became national heroines, receiving the King Rama I, the honorary names Thao Thep and Thao Sri Sunthon Kasatri.

During the reign of King Chulalongkorn (Rama V), Phuket became the administrative center of tin production in the southern provinces. In 1933, the Monthon Phuket was dissolved and Phuket became a province.

The old names of the island include Ko Thalang and Junk Ceylan, an English Malay Tanjung Salang distortion (Cape Salang).

Religion in Phuket

Like most of Thailand, the vast majority of the population is Buddhist, but there is also a significant number of Muslims (17%).

 

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Communication is important, which is why we strive to discuss in the most suitable way for you!

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WHY is Siam Shipping, through Docshipper the best freight and customs broker in Thailand?

We are 100% Thai, with foreign Process and Management

Here Are Some of the Domestic Shipping Services We Provide:

Less than Truckload Shipping (LTL)

No worries if you do not need a full truck to transport your goods, we can make you enjoy our domestic trucking network. This will reduce your transportation costs. Indeed, we will group your goods with others.

Full Truck Load Shipping (FTL):

An exclusive trucking service through our network is available if you have a full truck of merchandise or equipment to transport. Security and speed will pace this transport so that your goods arrive at their destination without worries.

Manage Small Shipments in Cargo Vans:

We can offer a truck services, this service is the ideal solution for the transport of certain goods. For small shipments across the country, where if you need to carry goods throughout the country in a fast way these pickup trucks seem to be the ideal solution.

Rail & Intermodal Shipping:

Rail can be the solution for carrying your goods across Asia. We also propose intermodal transport, once transported on the loading docks your products are then dispatched by our trucking service.

Reefer Trucks:

You can also choose the temperature at which your merchandise will travel. Indeed, we have refrigerated trucks at adjustable temperature, so that your product is kept below the freezing point with a fresh temperature and a specific humidity level.

Flatbed & Heavy Haul Trucking:

Our heavy haul trucks are very useful and even essential to carry objects and machines very Heavy and bulky. We offer this service even through Asia with our platform trucks and the assistance of our team of project managers. We have already transported heavy and bulky objects like compressors and coolers from Thailand to all of Asia. So we can carry any type of machinery with our flatbed trucks.

Straight Truck Services:

We can also offer you fast shipping from point A to point B anywhere and anytime.

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Trucking in Thailand

Whether it is for domestic and international cargo, Docshipper offers you flexible road transport services. Indeed, between Thailand, China, Malaysia and Cambodia we have created cross-border trucking services with the aim of :

Utilize cross boarder trucks and connect to air or ocean service mode in Bangkok to transport all goods to ASEAN. This is called MTO (Multimodel Transport Operation), an integrated transport service via land, air and sea.

This provides an efficient and cost effective way of transport for customers and partners. To answer the requirements of our customers we sometimes outsource. Same in case we need more transport vehicles. There is no delay when transportation is a must.

International road freight and Domestic road freight

Domestic Trucking Services in Thailand

Docshipper seeks to provide the best trucking services for your business and we give ourselves the means. For shorter and cheaper lead times to help our customers manage the offer. A service that will accompany you 24h / 24h every day of the week. While providing you with a domestic trucking service tailored to your specific logistical and budgetary needs. No matter the place in the world where you want to deliver your merchandise we can help you. By organizing domestic delivery and local distribution of your products throughout ASEAN.

International trucking service in ASEAN

Docshipper has developed a trucking network throughout the ASEAN region by developing its integrated trucking network that connects major cities. It was one of the first companies to offer this. For raw materials and finished products, we offer customers an airport that combines the flexibility of new routes, visibility, safety, additional capacity and the option of combined land, air and sea transport for raw materials and products finished.

The cross border – an alternative & cheap solution

The most economical solution is road transport, it offers about 40% reductions in relation to air freight, between Vietnam and Cambodia with Malaysia, Singapore, Laos and Thailand. In addition to offering transportation in the area, we offer our customers a truck-airplane solution which can dramatically increase the speed of transportation in Southeast Asia. We also have the latest GPS technology from in-container cameras connected to a command center in Bangkok.

Contact Docshipper Services Today

We want to have the most effective working relationship with our customers throughout the transportation process. If you are looking for a complete and cost-effective freight transport solution, for small shipments, bulky and bulky items or heavy machinery, Docshipper can transport it as quickly as possible. We are available by phone / Skype / Line / Whatsapp / Mail. You can also fill out the online form. And you can learn more about Docshipper and understand our secrets that made our reputation.

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Storage Service Thailand

Our storehouse situated in Bangkok will offer you with a calm mentality, we worry regarding transportation everywhere in Thailand, Trucks, receiving and consignment, with the populace, forklift or winch.

Storeroom in Thailand by Docshipper, we as well present a massive service stuffing, fizz enclose, container boxes, timber crates or plastic pallets.

We propose storage space for standard or bulky consignment. Set it inside the store your commodities or set outside, for the automobile if needed. The safeguard protects our deposits at the entry that verifies and memo all coming and leaving.

Storeroom in Thailand by Docshipper, we as well apply evaluating apparatus, transporter and their average in goods crave to weigh up all consignment. Effectual July 1, 2016, the latest SOLAS guideline will involve distributors as well or their legislature to present a verified gross mass (VGM) for all consignment.

Moreover, Docshipper will take the worry of your weigh up it straight to our storehouse; we get the mass of the truck before and following the products. Even for a 40-foot bottle, we will be capable of verifying and managing the mass of your products.

Storage space in Thailand – The employees from our storehouse will be there from Monday to Friday 9.00 AM to 5.00 PM, but not simply Furthermore; we are now pompous to utter that some our services can be in act 24/24 7/7.

For any require unusual moment necessary and or on Saturday and Sunday, our group is at your removal, specially created for a job when headquarters hours are off. In the end, please take speak to 24 hours before capable a shift. Mainly significant our storehouse is open and free of charge for our consignment export or import.

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Warehousing in Bangkok

We have been working with our clients since many years to offer customs agents and freight forwarders as well as global logistics services. In this sense, we are attentive to all needs and offer goods storage solutions perfectly adapted to their nature and volume.

Our warehousing service is complete as well as our delivery services and payment of all administrative procedures. Whether it is for the transport of furniture, perishable goods or flowers, we have all the infrastructure to pack and store your goods without affecting their quality.

During the storage of your goods, our teams carry out all the handling, the crating, the displacement and the conditioning of your articles.

Our warehouses are perfectly equipped and secured. They are at your disposal during all the time you need them. We are also putting in place a communication system that will enable you to carry out a real-time check of the movements of your goods. We are also authorized for customs storage of your goods in transit.

Docshipper– Professional of international Air freight

The organization of the cargo in a container or on a pallet and the load of the cargo in a plane seem to be a simple process. However, given that there are so many configurations different from devices as well as from ULD (Unit Load Devices, that is a pallet or a container) which adapt themselves to a configuration of the plane, it can involve a complicated enough process. To have the good measure for the cargo, as well as the correct weight is very important for determining the appropriate plane and the ULD.

Among the large number of configurations of planes and ULD, there are generally two available methods to reassure the freight in a plane. A method consists in reassuring the cargo on a skate, which is a pallet designed for planes. Above, an image of a pallet of aircraft shows the dimensions as well as what the pallet can look like to be in charge with the cargo and reassured by a net. A skate for plane is a metallic pallet which has rings D on his outer edges conceived to hold belts and ties to anchor the cargo on the skate. Skates are useful in the fact that most of the planes will support the use of skates and their sizes.

The most current sizes for the main bridge and the skates of low deck are (L x L x H) 238,5 “x 96” x 96 “(approximately 20 ‘ L) with a maximal brute weight of 30 000 lb and a volume of 1,174 ft3. The skate of 125” x 96 “x 96” (approximately 10 ‘ L) has a maximal brute weight of 15 000 lb and a volume of 606 pi3. The typical cargo for these skates is a cargo which can be grouped and reassured with ties and nets. Vehicles sent by air can be also subjected to a derailing stop of 20 ‘ with ties, except for the net for the transport.

Uld_01 maybe the method the most usually used to reassure the air freight is to use a container. The photo above shows the dimensions of a container of common low deck. There are numerous forms and sizes different from ULD used for the transportation of goods. The common dimensions of the upper deck are framed and should not correspond to the outlines of the plane (L x L x H) 125 “x 96” x 96 with a maximal brute weight of 15 000 lb and a volume of 606 pi3.

However, there are containers of upper deck which have a summit stuck or curved to adapt itself to the outlines of the plane with the dimensions, 125 “x 88” x 64 “with a maximal brute weight of 13,300lbs and a volume of 350 ft3. Most of the lower containers of platform will be stuck on one side or from both directions to adapt itself to the outlines of the plane. .

It is only an overview of the usually used ULD. Keep in mind it exists many more ULD with dimensions(size) and available varied specifications for various types(chaps) of cargo and configurations of planes.

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Choose the optimal logistic service by combining quality and price

The export of heavy and delicate goods can require an additional protection. The use of a wooden packaging and a wooden wire netting should be used to keep this heavy or delicate load in complete safety everything via the supply chain.
There are some points to be considered during the use of a wooden packaging or a wire netting. This article covers what is generally used in the industry and the regulations which can apply to the use of the wooden packaging.

When the decision to use, wooden packaging is made, the next stage consists in glancing at the used wood and at the regulations(payments) for the wood about the treatment(processing) of the wood. To answer the question of devastating intrusive and plants, standards were developed by the international Standards for the phytosanitary measures (NIMP). Generally, treatments and marks for the wood are elements the most important to consider.

The wooden packaging must be certified when they are used for the international trade, a certificate must be thus delivered. The certification of the wooden phytosanitary packaging is freed (by the national Organization of protection of the plants (ONPV) of every country. The ONPV frees certificates for two methods used in the processing of the wood, the heat treatments and the chemical treatments. Heat treatments for the wood must be in accordance with the standards ISPM for weather and the temperature to affect a minimum of 132 degrees Fahrenheit (56 degrees Celsius) on the whole profile of the wood, including the pit.

The chemical treatments are also used as alternative in the heat treatment. The used chemical is known under the name of bromide of methyl. As for heat treatments, the chemical treatment for the wood must follow the standards NIMP.

The NIMP 15 proposes advice on 4 components specific to the labeling of the wooden packaging:

The orientation on the symbol is that he must be registered(recorded) according to national, regional or international procedures. He also must look like the symbol supplied below.

  • Zip code: The code of the country must be the two-digit size of the international Organization for the standards (ISO), for example, in the United States for the United States, the UA for Australia, GOLD for Romania. He must be also separated from the code of the supplier / supplier of processing by using a hyphen.
  • Code supplier / supplier of treatment: The code of processing is only and is supplied by the ONPV and confided to the producer of the wooden packing material or the supplier of processing who will place the marks on the wooden packaging material.
  • Code of processing: The code of processing is an abbreviation for the heat treatment ( HT) or the bromide of methyl ( MB). The image above shows a code of processing of ‘ HT ‘ and where he must be placed.

It is important to note that there are no ” international regulations ” concerning the use of wooden packaging materials ( WPM). However, there are agreed standards at the international level within the framework of the doctrine of the NIMP. These standards become regulations only when a country adopts the standards and applies the adopted standards as regulations. When the standards became a regulation, the country can adopt all or part of the standards NIMP and apply them with the aim of reducing pests and plants to enter their country.

Countries can adopt various aspects of the regulations ISPM, it is thus important to be aware(conscious) of regulations specific to the country when they export some freight by using wooden packaging. For example, the United States apply all the regulations of the NIMP 15 concerning WPM, Australia applies all the NIMP 15 as well as specific directives to the way the labeling is printed, and Panama has at present no requirement for WPM.

Packing services

To always be more complete on our services, Docshipper offers packing services. A way for our customers to save time but also to ensure the safety of their goods during the transport.

Docshipper offers:

  • Packaging for heavy product
  • Tailored packaging
  • Packing for fragile product
  • Packing for car parts
  • Packaging for stainless steel product
  • Packing for removal
  • Wooden boxes
  • Fumigation on wooden goods boxes

These gateways give to Thailand a strategic position in ASEAN. The country has become a pillar of Asian logistics, as it helps to connect the different countries to each other. The logistical and material capacities of the country’s employees as well as financial support and training of labor have been improved by the Thai government. Moreover, Thailand offers a wide range of services, which allow to take care of the requests as soon as possible.

These networks further enhance links with other suppliers or freight services within ASEAN. The efficiency of logistics operations is also reinforced by the development of electronic logistics, indeed customs procedures are now done in electronic format across borders. As a result, the time required to process this information is considerably reduced. Thailand attaches great importance to ASEAN’s membership of the citizens and to the citizens’ liaison with ASEAN.

The country has decided to set up a program to create “ASEAN libraries” in more than 20 provinces across the country. Several groups and organization, including youth and civil society organisations, were included in the program through regular dialogues to develop ASEAN policies. In addition, Thailand translated major ASEAN documents into Braille, Thai and English and produced audio tapes that will allow a wider segment of the population to have access to ASEAN information. The Kingdom is, after all, a community available to all and not just reserved for a few people.

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Docshipper & Containerization services

Break Bulk Services

To ship ocean freight the most cost-effective method remains shipping container by cargo, but what products ship by this route? You may be required to carry your cargo by bulk shipping.

We use boxes, drums, bags or pallets to transport our goods as quickly as possible. Before the start of large container vessels, it was the most common method of sea freight. But this method required much more labor than the full load of the container (FCL) and also includes less container load transport (LCL). It can be considered that it is always the most appropriate means of transport for very bulky, heavy products or which have difficulty in adapting to the shape of the container. It should also be noted that smaller or less developed ports may not always be able to accommodate container ships.

Docshipper can facilitate the transport of merchandise throughout the journey if you have bulk cargoes. We have an extensive network of professional follow us and lots of experience in freight forwarding. We will be able to transport your goods in the safest way possible and for less.

Break Bulk Features & Benefits

When large and heavy goods (petrochemical, oil and gas, energy, shipping and mining) are to be moved, bulk shipments are very common. There are also goods such as wood, steel slabs, pulp, heavy machinery and project loading in this type of transportation. Indeed, there are some advantages to using these methods:

  • It allows the heavy energy and electric companies to move their equipment: the method using the break bulk, is the only one allowing the transport of certain equiments such as windmills and large drills
  • The goods can pass through small ports: the smaller ports are destined for decomposed goods and can not accommodate large container ships or tankers
  • It Makes It Easier to Keep Goods Separated: It is easier to use the break bulk to deliver goods in separate units. Indeed this way of proceeding will allow to separate them later.

Why Choosing Docshipper for Break Bulk Services?

Break bulk will require much more handling and therefore labor than handling the cargo in the containers. You have to be sure that the cargo company you work with is trustworthy. After 10 years in the maritime industry and after having to manage many complicated goods, Docshipper is the company that will perfectly meet all your needs.

Docshipper is there to accompany your merchandise throughout your shipping process. We will be there from the loading to its delivery at the desired location. We provide ground transportation by truck to platform. We will also keep you informed during all the transport of its advances, you will thus know all the time where is your cargo.

Despite the fact that our shipping method is a bit more expensive than container shipping services, our extensive network of partner companies allows us to negotiate the best freight rates available.

Docshipper Offer Quality control service on all your goods

To develop an effective Quality Control program, a company or brand must first think about the specific standards it wants to attribute to its product or service. A standard is intended to guarantee the origin, quality or safety of a product to the consumer. Once these standards are chosen, the company must decide on the quantity of Quality Control actions, such as the share of units to be controlled in a lot.

Once this is done, the data collected (percentage of units that do not pass the tests) and the results are transmitted to the management staff.

The company then takes corrective action (repair or reject units that have not passed the tests). If the tests have too many failures, the manufacturing process must be completely redesigned. In this case, the Quality Control must continue to prove that the company makes the necessary efforts to overcome its manufacturing defects.

These various measures allow a company to be able to assure its customers that the products marketed have been tested and approved before being made available to the public. They aim to reassure, but also to defend themselves judicially in the event of a dispute with a consumer.

The importance of the Quality Control

Quality Control means one or more procedure(s) designed to ensure that the manufacture of a product or the performance of a service corresponds to all the indications indicated to the customer so that it corresponds perfectly to Its requirements.

There is also another set of procedures, roughly like Quality Control, but not quite the same: Quality Assurance. Quality Assurance is defined as one or more procedures aimed at guaranteeing the consumer of a good or a service under development (before it is placed on the market), and meets the specific requirements. Quality Assurance, like Quality Control, can be used individually, as both simultaneously: this is called QA / QC.

Cargo Insurance: containt, policy and limits

5 main points about Siam Care Insurance Program

The insurance of freight (also called insurance – freight, marine insurance or logistic insurance) allows of protect a sender against the exhibitions and the risks because even the conscientious carriers cannot protect themselves against disasters.

Although rules INCOTERMS explain the responsibility of diverse loads during a delivery, they do not chair the loss or the cases of the damaged goods. The people who make a commitment in the international trade then have to make protect their freight by all over the world respected insurance companies which will save them from a partial or total loss of the investment.

1. What the insurance of freight and do you have to have it?

  • The insurance of the cargo protects the products of the sender (toys, tractors, electronic devices, etc.) against the losses and the damages during the international and domestic transport.
  •  You do not owe credit note of insurance cargo boat. If you choose not to insure separately, there is a minimal international cover planned by the Convention of Warsaw in 1929. It’s about 20 / kg for the international or domestic air freight. The cover of the maritime freight is 500 $ by bill of lading. If the value of your sending is superior, we recommend strongly a complete cover to protect your investment.

2. What cannot be insured within the framework of a standard insurance policy?

  • Diamonds, gold and money cannot be assured by virtue of an insurance policy of standard freight. There are subscribers who can insure these products, as Lloyds of London, but they are different politics. The loss of life and God’s acts are not assured.

3. How much costs the insurance of the cargo and are there limits?

  • That depends. What is the cargo? Where does it go? Who is the carrier of insurance? The subscribers of insurance for the freight have parameters just like insurance companies for houses, cars, etc.
  • There are limits. The maximum insurance of the cargo (also called Investments of the sender or the cover of any risks) is 110 % of the Value CIF (Value of the commercial invoice + Insurance + freight) and will pay the total value of the lost or damaged goods. To compare: the damage in Honda of ten years would not be paid off at Mercedes’s new rate.

4. Where may I buy it?

  • Your existing commercial insurance policy can cover you completely for all the damages bound to the goods of shipping or can cover up to a certain amount. It belongs to you, the sender, to know the limits of all your policies.
    Certain companies buy an insurance ” gap “. It’s the difference between what covers the commercial insurance policy and the authorized maximum. If you ever have an insurance on your commercial policy, there is no reason for paying twice. Also, there is no risk of sub-subjection. Unfortunately, a loss is a loss.
  • You can buy insurance policies of diverse companies specialized in this type of insurance

5. Who is the best to buy?

  • The agent and the company can make the difference in the same way as company of automobile insurance and insurance companie’s house can vary.
  • It is often preferable to obtain the cover of a company of approved logistics and the Head office of the safety of the authorized carriers, as Docshipper. Not only they use only insurers A Estimated, but they can also offer special price lists because of the business volume which they make with insurance companies.

The other advantage purshasing a logistic company is the convenience. They will go shopping for you, by comparing companies and their price lists for the different type of expedition and the specific products that you want to move.
· The logistic companies have experience about developing sensibilities at the risk. The work had a forklift truck which crossed it in an accident of distant warehouse. Although there is not a replacement for the work of the artist, at least dollars were recouped.

What is an International Freight Forwarder ?

Import and export are essential for many businesses. International shipping may represent great business opportunities, but the processes, paperwork and regulations involved can also seem very hard. However, you can be an international shipper accomplished without facing the pure logistics.

Then comes the role of Thailand international freight forwarders

This article will cover the basics of what a freight forwarder is, what are these features and why you should use one.

What is a freight forwarder or NVOCC?

This is a company specialized in the organization, storage, packaging and shipping of goods for individuals or professional organization. It usually provides a full range of services including: monitoring inland transportation, preparation of shipping and export documentation, warehousing, booking cargo space, negotiation of transport costs, cargo consolidation, cargo insurance and filing insurance claims.
This definition is somewhat ambiguous and seems technical, so we’ll just do a basic definition as follows:
“A freight forwarder is a company that organizes your import and export of your goods (personal effects or goods). ”

What a freight forwarder is actually?

The role of a freight forwarder is to organize international shipping by sea or air freight. It is important to know that cargo company does not move your freight by themselves.
Instead, it acts as an intermediary between a sender and various transport services such as cargo ships, trucking, air freight, packaging, customs clearance …

It aims to negotiate the best price to move the goods along. The freight forwarder will offer the most economical route by working on different offers and choose the optimal solution between speed, cost and reliability.
Freight forwarders manage the logistics of goods shipped from one destination to another, a task that would be a burden to their customers if they had to do it by themselves.
To comply with export documents and shipping conditions, many exporters are using a freight forwarder as an exporter agent. The freight advises and assists customers on how to move their goods more efficiently from one destination to another. Thorough knowledge of documentation requirements, regulations, transportation costs and bank practices can facilitate the export process for many companies.

Why should I use a freight forwarder?

A good logistics service can save you crucial time and potential headaches while providing reliable transportation at a competitive price. A freight forwarder is an asset to almost all companies dealing in international freight transport.

There are many advantages to using a freight forwarder. Here is a partial list:

1) A freight manages auxiliary services that are part of international logistics

  • Insurance
  • Customs Clearance
  • etc …

2) A Freight forwarder provides these services to professional and individuals:

  • Operating Documentation
  • Lading
  • Storage
  • Risk assessment and management
  • International Payment
  • etc …

Three manners to ship with the peace of mind

Adequate packaging and labeling of your freight

The packaging of the freight in the new boxes is ideal. Because boxes go and weaken in every use, the use of new boxes insures the integrity of the box in 100 percent. However, during the re-use of boxes, be conscious of the current integrity because it will determine the safety of the contents. If the shipping is particularly heavy, assure that the sewing is strengthened with hooks, some glue or the adhesive tape. Assure that the contents of the box are protected with one or two thumbs of packaging material or filling. Do not forget that every parcel must be correctly labelled, ideally, placed on the long side and the court of the package. Also, during the re-use of boxes, do not forget to eliminate all the existing labels and the bar codes, what will eliminate the confusions during the addition of new labels.

Palletization of the freight

Every time you send heavy or heavy articles or several packages of freight, the use of a wooden, plastic or aluminum pallet is essential. It will guarantee that your freight is reassured by bandaging or by rolling up your cargo in the pallet. By watching that the pallet is in good condition, without cracks or bends, it will help to avoid any damaged freight. Pallets also allow to move easily the freight with a forklift truck or a pallet. Pallets vary according to the dimensions and the capacity of the payload, it is thus important to consult your third supplier of logistics (3PL about the dimensions of the pallet and the weight limits. During the palletization of the domestic freight, the wooden, plastic or aluminum pallets are acceptable. However, when you use wooden pallets for the international sending, it is important to use some wood handled thermic. The use of wooden pallets handled thermic can eliminate molds and parasites who are known to damage the local botanical and animal species.

Bill of lading

Every domestic and international sending must contain a bill of lading. A bill of lading, or BOWL, is a legal document which serves at the same time as reception of sent goods, as well as contract of delivery. To perform the BOWL exactly and completely will assure that the freight is transported and delivered as wished. The BOWL will also help to insure you a precise invoice. Certain important fields which must be correctly performed on the BOWL are, but without limiting itself to it:

  • Sender – contains the information relative to the company, to the group or to the individual who frees the freight for the transport.
  • The addressee – can be used in an exchangeable way with the sender, contains the information relative to the company, to the group or to the individual who will be in charge of sending a sending to the desired destination.
  • Description – contains all the information relative to the type of parcel, sent articles, the marks or remarks.
  • Weight – details the weight of the freight and is a variable to determine the cost of the transportation of goods.
  • Class – is a digital indicator which is used on a national scale to classify the freight. Products are grouped in 18 classes between 50 and 500. The class is used as variable to determine the cost of the transportation of goods. National classification of the automobile freight ( NMFC).

Thailand is one of the major logistic players in ASEAN

ASEAN is a potential market which represents about 600 million consumers. It is composed of: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Thailand uses the policy of “three economic rings and five commercial bridges”. This strategy aims to derive great benefits from the country’s geographical position in Southeast part of Asia. The five commercial bridges are composed of several roads that can accommodate important transport flows to neighboring countries. They include the North Gate, Thailand, Myanmar, Laos and southern China; The northeast footbridge, connecting Thailand to Laos, Vietnam, southern China and East Asia; The eastern gateway connecting Thailand to Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam; The West Gateway linking Thailand to several BIMSTEC countries, particularly Bangladesh, India and Myanmar; And the southern gate, connecting Thailand to Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia.

Contact us today!

Do not hesitate to contact Docshipper by filling in the online form or by calling us, this will allow us to manage your shipment in bulk. Ask us about the best way to move your cargo. We will make the transportation process as easy as possible for you.

 

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🚀 Multi Modal Freight in Thailand 🇹🇭 | Rates – Process – Duties & Taxes

The combination of Air freight, Sea freight and Trucking

To permit you to join the time and cash we offer you a complete scope of new transport, to the colossal fulfillment of our clients. Contrasted with a full sea cargo transport, you will spare time and a hold on the cost of airship cargo which is not ignored by today. It is as yet a decent bargain for little or huge organizations that needs an answer with a few transports. We can make your shipments at times, brief imports which will permit you not to pay costs, for example, responsibilities and goes on your property, however, your stock must return whence it comes, we will be glad to give you subtle elements and clarifications to execute this. We have set up a substantial gathering of viable operators for import and fare; we will cost all phases of your shipment even the most troublesome and broad will be overseen because of our experience. We will supervise each part of your shipment. Since a pressing ultra-secure to at last arrive at your preferred place and we can even make unloading. To empower your business to pick up leverage by adding to your rival you to create and assemble a repeating association with the import and fare all streams. We will happily make all your application in everything about elucidation. Since all the start of the technique, we will do all the important strides. We are experts of cargo additionally universally, and we know every one of these viewpoints reacts to particular circumstances, for example, yours.

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Why choose multimodal freight services ?

To permit you to mingle the moment and capital we proffer you an entire assortment of fresh transportation, to the immense approval of our clients. Contrasting to a full ocean freight ship, you will keep moment and preserve on the charge of air transportation which is not unnoticed by today. It is still a superior negotiation for small or large organizations that require an explanation with some ship. We can create your consignments in some events, temporary importation which will permit you not to give expenditure such as responsibility and goes on your assets but your commodities must come back hence it comes, we will be joyful to present you information and clarifications to apply this. We have put up a huge collection of experienced mediators for importation and exportation; we will outlay all phases of your carriage yet the majority complicated and extensive will be deal with thanks to our skills. We will direct each feature of your consignment. As a stuffing specially protected to reach your destination at the place of your selection lastly and we can still make unloading.

To facilitate your commerce to expand an improvement by furnishing to your contestant you to build up and construct a permanent connection with the import and export all streams. We will cheerfully compose your entire appliance in all element and explanation. As all the commencement of the method, we will perform all the necessary strides. We are specialized of cargo also globally, and we identify all these facets respond to challenging circumstances such as yours. We assure a smooth and simple Multi modal freight and customs clearance for you. Request for a quote to verify the suitability of your consignment, we will learn the customs of worldwide for you, and we will yet familiarize the parcel. Our group is multilingual, and we will clarify all the steps.

Example: From Thailand to UK via Dubai

The multi modal cargo is a mixture of sea and air freight. This cargo is to combine these modes to meet the requirements of our customers. Sometimes it is best to compromise between a cost-effective shipping distribution and a quick but somewhat expensive air transport. That is where multi-modal freight forwarding comes in. We have experience dealing with this option.

We have customs transit solutions at very competitive rates. Example: Thailand – UK via Dubai (UAE)

  • Departure from Bangkok towards Dubai by Sea freight.
  • In Dubai merchandise transits through the international airport, to be transported to UK via air freight.

Our goal is to ensure an optimal service: Administrative and customs documentation is sent by express mail to the agent in order to ensure rapid clearance, to avoid any loss of time or bad surprises on arrival.

Our network of agents allows us to provide you a tailored service and fast customs. Our agents in the transit area involved the following services:

  • port unloading Supervision
  • Customs declaration
  • Transportation from the port to the airport,
  • Loading Supervision

 

Multi Modal freight – Overview

What is it?

Multimodal transport (or combined transport) is the transport of goods made from a single contract, plus with fewer means of transport; In this case, the carrier with whom the contract is carried out is responsible for all the means of transport, even if carried out by the total routing is carried out with the help of other companies. The carrier is not the master key to possess all the vehicles used, which is the most frequent case. Part of the routing agrees on the sub-course. The carrier responsible for all cargo is designated as MTO.

Article 1.1. The United Nations Convention on International Multimodal Transport of Goods (Geneva, 24 May 1980) (International Multimodal Transport) means the carriage of goods by less than less cheap Two different modes of transport on a multimodal transport contract in a country where the goods are taken over by the multimodal transport operator in a designated place of country “.

How it works?

Docshipper have become increasingly important players: they have ceased their unique mission of shippers, accepting greater responsibilities as so much on the market. The main shipping companies have also switched to multimodal freight services;

Now, we provide customers with door-to-door service. The carrier shall return the goods to the address specified by the consignor (his premises or his domicile, general inland) to the address of the consignee (usually also inland). Freight forwarders not in possession of a ship (even if the carriage includes a portion of sea transport) are designated as non-ship carriers (NVOCs)

Multimodal transport was developed as part of the “Container Revolution” of the 1960s; As of 2019, public transport is by far the most popular international expedition. However, it is also important to remember that multimodal transport is different from container transport: indeed, multimodal transport is feasible without a container. MTO, which works directly with the customer, guarantees that its products are delivered with the greatest efficiency.

 

Legal aspect

From a purely legal point of view, multimodal transport has some shortcomings. Unimodal transport (one transport) is currently controlled by incoterms, which are international and mandatory conventions. These agreements provide different bases and limits of liability for the carrier.

Since 2011, the solution at this stage is the principle of “network”. According to this, the different conventions remain the same. The liability of the carrier is defined according to the violation of the contract (for example, the goods have been lost or damaged during transport). However, problems occur and the contract violation is repeated several times.

 

Difference between intermodal and multimodal shipment

First, let’s start with some definitions:

  • Multimodal transport (also called combined transport) consists of carrying goods under one contract, but this transport will be carried out with minimum two different ways of transport; From a legal point of view, the carrier is responsible for all the transport, whether by rail, sea, or road, for example. The carrier must not possess all means of transport, but in general it does not; Transport is often handled by sub-carriers (the actual carriers legally speaking). The carrier which has the responsibility for the entire transport operation acts as a MTO (multimodal transport operator).
  • Intermodal freight transport is defined as the transport of goods in an intermodal container or vehicle, while using several modes of transport (rail, ship and lorry), without any handling of cargo – even when changing modes of transport. This method is economical in terms of cargo management, which improves cargo security, reduces damage and losses, and also reduces transport time. The main advantage for inter-continental use is mainly the reduction of road transport costs. For road transport over shorter journey can be offset by reduced times.

 

How make a choice? What is the difference?

The main difference between those modes is the number of contracts that the sender possesses with different service suppliers.

  • In a multimodal consignment, the consignor has a transport contract covering all modes of transport from departure to arrival, whether it is a port to port, port to port or from door to door. This is equivalent to a carrier for a single trip. This contract of carriage shall be borne by a carrier, whether it be a steamship line or an international freight forwarder / NVOCC. The steamship / shipping carrier or the international freight forwarder / NVOCC publish a intermodal or a multimodal transport bill of lading.
  • In an intermodal shipment, the shipper has several contracts, for example, he may have a contract with a freight forwarder or a shipping carrier, another with a trucker or trucker and a rail carrier in one country of origin and another with a truck driver or truck driver and a carrier in the country of destination. The carrier shall issue a port-to-port invoice and each additional carrier providing its services for carriage shall issue its own shipping document such as an invoice for domestic transport or rail to the consignor.

Why is it better to choose Multimodal on Intermodal or Multimodal on Intermodal?

This depends on several factors, for example, if the shipper wants to have several independent contracts with several carriers, the difference of the final cost between the two options, how this affects inventory fluctuations and costs and time savings For each mode for both load transport and administrative coordination, the impact that one mode on the other can have on the earth and how it modifies the documentations involved in the consignment.Discuss the option that best suits your international freight forwarder, your internal logistics team, and your transportation base.

 

SIAM Shipping | Procurement - Quality control - Logistics

 

Alibaba, Dhgate, made-in-china... Many know of websites to get supplies in Asia, but how many have come across a scam ?! It is very risky to pay an Asian supplier halfway around the world based only on promises! DocShipper offers you complete procurement services integrating logistics needs: purchasing, quality control, customization, licensing, transport...

Communication is important, which is why we strive to discuss in the most suitable way for you!