Delivery & Shipping
A range of options is available depending on weight, size and urgency. Below is an overview of the shipping options available from Shoal Export.
Air freight (CPT)
We will look after the shipment through to arrival at your specified airport as un-cleared goods. At this point, you/your consignee will be notified to arrange customs.
Sea freight (CPT)
We will make all the necessary arrangements and co-ordinate the shipment through to arrival at the specified seaport. At this point, you/your consignee will be notified to arrange customs clearance and collection. This is a very economical way of shipping heavy and large goods around the world if you have time to wait.
Courier service (CPT)
DHL, UPS, and TNT courier transport is available to provide a “door to door” service. For small items, this is often the most economical and quickest method of despatch.
Road transport offers the most economical solution for palletised freight and heavy items throughout Europe and offers the benefits of a door to door service.
Rail transport is often used for long-distance transport into landlocked areas such as Kazakhstan and Russia. The service carries the goods from us to the designated railhead terminal. At this point, you/your consignee will be notified to arrange customs clearance and collection.
If you prefer to collect, then that’s not a problem either; we will still export pack the goods and give you a collection reference number.
INCOTERMS 2020 – Summary
The buyer bears all costs and risks involved in taking the goods from the seller's premises to the desired destination. The seller's obligation is to make the goods available at his premises (works, factory, warehouse). This term represents minimum obligation for the seller. This term can be used across all modes of transport.
FCA (Free Carrier)
The seller's obligation is to hand over the goods, cleared for export, into the charge of the carrier named by the buyer at the named place or point. If no precise point is indicated by the buyer, the seller may choose within the place or range stipulated where the carrier shall take the goods into his charge. When the seller's assistance is required in making the contract with the carrier, the seller may act at the buyer's risk and expense. This term can be used across all modes of transport.
CPT (Carriage Paid To)
The seller pays the freight for the carriage of goods to the named destination. The risk of loss or damage to the goods occurring after the delivery has been made to the carrier is transferred from the seller to the buyer. This term requires the seller to clear the goods for export and can be used across all modes of transport.
CIP (Carriage & insurance Paid to)
The seller has the same obligations as under CPT but has the responsibility of obtaining insurance against the buyer's risk of loss or damage of goods during the carriage. The seller is required to clear the goods for export; however, is only required to obtain insurance on minimum coverage. This term requires the seller to clear the goods for export and can be used across all modes of transport.
DAP (Delivered At Place)
May be used for all transport modes. The seller delivers the goods when they are placed at the disposal of the buyer on the arriving means of transport ready for unloading at the named place of destination. Parties are advised to specify as clearly as possible the point within the agreed place of destination, because risks transfer at this point from seller to buyer. If the seller is responsible for clearing the goods, paying duties etc., consideration should be given to using the DDP term.
- Seller bears the responsibility and risks to deliver the goods to the named place
- Seller is advised to obtain contracts of carriage that match the contract of sale
- Seller is required to clear the goods for export
- If the seller incurs unloading costs at place of destination, unless previously agreed, they are not entitled to recover any such costs
- Importer is responsible for effecting customs clearance, and paying any customs duties
- DDP (Delivered Duty Paid)
- The seller is responsible for delivering the goods to the named place in the country of importation, including all costs and risks in bringing the goods to import destination. This includes duties, taxes and customs formalities. This term may be used irrespective of the mode of transport
CFR (Cost and Freight)
The seller must pay the costs and freight required in bringing the goods to the named port of destination. The risk of loss or damage is transferred from seller to buyer when the goods pass over the ship's rail in the port of shipment. The seller is required to clear the goods for export. This term should only be used for sea or inland waterway transport.
CIF (Cost, Insurance & Freight)
The seller has the same obligations as under CFR; however, he is also required to provide insurance against the buyer's risk of loss or damage to the goods during transit. The seller is required to clear the goods for export. This term should only be used for sea or inland waterway transport.