The definitive guide to ocean freight documents

International ocean freight shipping is synonymous to paperwork, which can prove to be particularly challenging for new or unseasoned shippers. To avoid complications resulting from ocean freight documents, you need to understand them like the back of your palm.

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Did you know?

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    A simple mistake on ocean freight documents can result in cargo delays and delay fees.

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    With so many fields to fill in, even experienced shippers can bypass certain details and make mistakes.

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    Mistakes on ocean freight documents can cause legal and fiscal consequences.

What’s in this guide?

Proper ocean freight planning requires adequate and sufficient knowledge of its entire process. Not only do ocean freight documents have a role to play, it’s one of the most crucial parts of getting it right.

In this guide, we’ll present to you the main documents required for an ocean freight shipment, take you through how to fill them out, and provide tips on what to look out for when submitting them.