Any transport by sea.
Bill of lading
A very overcomplicated way of saying a receipt to state the cargo is aboard a vessel. It is used to form a contractual agreement to ensure that all Maritime cargo is kept safe during its transit and that the contents arrive as they were sent.
As a customer of My Car Import, you won’t need to know the BL number as we keep you updated throughout the shipping process.
Some countries like those in the United Arab Emirates require deregistration of the vehicle before it can be shipped. Special plates are assigned to the vehicle before it is allowed to leave the country.
My Car Import has an extensive network of shipping partners who can help to speed up the process of exporting your vehicle if required.
To control payable duties ports use the phrase ‘in bond’ to define something as ‘not having yet had duties paid.
The origin of the manufacture of the car. Mostly though the origin is the ‘origin of the vessel’ which means, where the car is being shipped from. Often if the phrase refers to the latter it will most likely be phrased as ‘Port of origin’.
Port of call
A vessel might make multiple stops whereby a container will remain on the vessel until a particular stop. If it arrives at another port to load additional cargo or to refuel it is often referred to as a port of call.
Any delays we note during the voyage of the vessel will be relayed to you.
Every container should have a packing list that contains every detail about the shipment. If you were shipping a vehicle containing other possessions, these would need stating on the packing list.
We work closely with shippers to ensure that your documentation is correct at every stage of the shipping process to avoid issues
If cargo is left somewhere for too long in a port, it can be costly. There is only a finite period a car could be left at a terminal without incurring costs.
When cars aren’t shipped correctly, it can be expensive.
My Car Import manages the entire process of your vehicle including onwards delivery in the United Kingdom to ensure this doesn’t happen.
Depending on a few factors a surcharge might be added to the overall price of the shipment. This can be for a multitude of reasons, but in short, it stands for an additional charge. If there is an additional tax as opposed to a ‘charge’ it is called a ‘surtax’.
At every port, there is a terminal that controls the flow of imports and exports. It is where the containers move through – whether in or out of the country.
If you ever hear this phrase, it is usually about the time a vessel will spend in a port. So the turnaround is the time of the arrival and departure of the vessel.
Some countries have certain rules on what can be imported from other countries. A country might not allow for example – the importation of cars from a particular foreign state.
This shouldn’t be an issue with auto shipping into the United Kingdom.
The estimated time of arrival of the vessel at a particular location. Usually supplied once the vessel has set sail and not beforehand.
Estimated travel date for the vessel. Once on the water, an ETA is supplied and the ETD is usually subject to change as there might be delays in turnaround.
Sometimes containers could be placed into quartine. This