Safety seal – additional form of securing load during transport. Its purpose is to increase safety of the transported load by preventing the carrier or third parties from accessing the shipment. To get to the goods, you must break the seals.
Cargo insurance – it is a kind of a one-time insurance of the property (goods) in transport. CARGO insurance provides protection of the load from the moment it leaves the place from which it is forwarded to the moment it reaches its destination, including loading, unloading and storage. Within CARGO insurance, the goods are insured up to their full value defined in the documents.
Shipping documents – a collection of documents containing information on the shipment which accompanies it throughout the supply chain. The most frequently used document is shipping label.
⦁ Proof of delivery (POD) – notice of the load’s receipt signed by the receiver. Various kinds of documents which confirm the receipt of goods (delivery note, shipping label, CMR documents)
⦁ Electronic invoice (e-invoice) – invoice issued and sent electronically. It is an eco-friendly counterpart of the paper form which contains the same data. E-invoice is sent as a PDF file bearing a safe electronic signature. It is used in order to accelerate documentation workflow and settle the invoice earlier.
⦁ Domestic shipping label – shipping document which serves as proof of acceptance and receipt of a shipment as well as transport being completed. It is issued by the commissioning party on a form used by the transport company.
⦁ International shipping label (CMR) – it is the basic document based on which a load is transported (it is a document which confirms conducting a contract on international transport). The CMR document is issued in 3 copies. Each of them has the same legal validity. The representative of the party who holds the management of carriage is CMR’s sender. The party receives the first copy. The second copy is sent with the shipment while the third one is kept by the transport company. The basic information contained in the CMR letter pertain to:
⦁ Transport company,
⦁ Receiving party,
⦁ Forwarding date and place,
⦁ Place of planned delivery,
⦁ Costs connected with transport,
⦁ Instructions necessary for dealing with all the customs formalities as well as a list of documents provided to the driver.
All the parties are entitled to introduce changes in the CMR document; however the sender will be held responsible for providing wrong or ambiguous data. CMR is filled in in the language of the country of dispatch. It is also issued to a particular name and non-transferable.