Whenever freight is forwarded, the shipper might get in to an impression that the cargo will come home without any more formalities. But there are few facts which shouldn’t be ignored.
Cargo concept is port – to – port, but normally the shipper will ask for a quote which would include the packing, local charges at point of origin and freight. But if you are looking for a door –to – door service then the quote must be taken for door to door. When a door – to – door service is taken the cost will go very high but you can reduce that extra expenses by getting service only up to the port and do the customs clearing by yourself.
If the cargo has not send as door – to – door the following formalities need to be completed Arrival Notice: First the consignee will be intimated with a pre-alert or an arrival notice will be sent ( it is advised to give the email ID or fax No at the destination otherwise the arrival notice could reach the consignee after the free period at the port and warehouse is over, that would lead to the extra storage and demurrage penalty)