Cargo Shipping Process Explained – Export Haulage

If you are looking to understand how cargo shipping works, you have come to the right place. At Transco Cargo Australia we look at making the cargo shipping process easier. Often the choice of cargo shipping is via sea freight due to the lower costs involved. There are  various physical and documentation steps to take when going through the cargo shipping process. When you opt for international shipping, there are processes and costs that must be dealt with at each stage when moving the cargo from the shipper to the consignee. It is essential that these terms are agreed upon before embarking on the cargo shipping process; at Transco Cargo we make it simpler and handle all these factors on your behalf as a total turnkey logistics services provider. In this blog post, we look at the first step; Export Haulage.

What is Export Haulage and What is it?

The definition of Export Haulage includes the transfer of the cargo from the shipper to the freight forwarders warehouses (referred to as the origin warehouse). With Transco Cargo, our Melbourne based custom bonded warehouse offer the added benefits over normal warehouse facilities Export haulage usually occurs through a mix of truck or train transportation, and can occur over a course a few days to weeks depending on the distance and geography that it needs to travel.

With regards to the responsibilities, it is decided upon based on the shipping terms that the shipper has agreed to with the consignee. The IncoTerms (which is the governing set of shipping terms used for international trade), the likes of ExWorks (EXW) or Free Carrier (FCA) refers to export haulage being handled by the   consignee (including responsibility). Find more information on IncoTerms through our previously Transco Cargo blog posts.

These IncoTerms will make international transportation easier, and when you choose to ship with Transco Cargo, we will relay the benefits of each to you and explain the cargo shipping process too. As the experts in  freight forwarding and international logistics, we can help you decide on what is best suited for your logistics needs.

In the next blog post, we look at and Export Customs Clearance including and Origin Handling.