Air Freight:Small quantities and advance copies are shipped to door and takes from 4 – 5 working days from the date of dispatch. Air shipping although quick is a very expensive option.
Sea Freight:For shipping books by sea from, please allow for 6 to 8 weeks for sailing, customs clearance, and inland trucking depending on your location.
Bill of Lading:Legally binding document generated by a shipper, detailing the shipment of merchandise, giving title to the goods, and requiring the carrier to deliver the merchandise to the appropriate party.
CBM:is the volumetric weight of the cargo and it means Cubic Meters. The CBM of a consignment is calculated by L x W x H, with each dimension in meters.
CIF:“Cost, Insurance and Sea Freight.” Seller pays the costs, freight and insurance to bring the goods to the port of destination but does not include customs or port processing fees or local delivery.
Consignee: The person to whom the merchandise is destined / consigned.
DDP: “Delivery Duty Paid.” Seller pays the costs, freight, insurance, customs duties; local delivery charges to bring the goods to the buyer’s destination but does not include unloading the goods.
Ex-Factory:Seller delivers the goods to the buyer or agent at their production | delivery facility. Buyer picks up at the sellers production | delivery facility.
FOB:“Free on Board.” The seller loads the goods on board of the vessel by the buyer. Cost and risk are divided when the goods are actually on board of the vessel. The seller clears the goods for export. Seller pays for transportation of goods to the port of shipment, loading cost. The buyer pays cost of marine freight transportation, insurance, uploading and transportation cost from the arrival port to destination, customs duties, port processing fees and local delivery charges.
Gross Weight:otal Weight: Total weight of the shipment including product & pallets.
Packing List:Shows number of copies per carton, size & weight per carton, number of cartons per pallet, and size & weight per pallet.


Importer Security Filing (ISF), also known as 10+2 has been enforced by the United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) requiring complete cargo information to be transmitted to CBP at least 24 hours before goods are loaded onto an ocean vessel. Effective January 2010, penalties of up to $5,000 for incorrect filing and up to $10,000 for subsequent violations or failure to file will be enforced.

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