Re: FOB, Freight Forwarders, Nearest Port...I'm Confused
Posted 08 Aug 2007 18:34
Replying to [SJaguar13]:Hello Jaguar,
the nearest port would be whatever air/ocean port you're nearest to. For example, if you live in Las Vegas, the nearest port for you would be Port of Long Beach in LA. If you're in Dallas TX, the nearest port for you would be Port of Houston.
Regarding paperwork, a freight forwarder can handle this for you. They will take care of the customs clearance, dryage fees, etc. As a customer, all you need to do is give detailed info regarding your shipment and freight forwarder will do the work. You then will get the billing for the said charges afterwards.To simply put it, it's like buying something and waiting for it to be shipped to you.
Regarding containers, a freight forwarder can take care of this for you as well. If you dont want it near u or your business, they can unload your shipment and store it in a warehouse or deliver it using another trucking company, whichever you prefer. This is an additional charge of course.
I hope this helps a little bit. I am a freight forwarder by the way. In case you need some help with your shipment, I can be of service to you.