Getting different quotations from several shipping lines and forwarders then using the most suitable rate of course taking in considerations the best service.
Getting the suitable rate, with the agreed shipping terms (FOB, CNF, CIF, etc.).
Contacting the shipper, shipping the goods, tracking the vessel by knowing Port of Loading (POL.), Estimated Time of Departure (ETD.), Transit Time (TT.), Port of Discharge (POD.), and Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA.), which will be Actual Time of Arrival (ATA.) after the vessel arrives. All that happens by following up with the shipping line to know the shipment status.
Asking the shipper to send shipping documents such as invoice, packing list, Bill of Lading, Certificate of Origin, & etc.…passing them to a clearing agent and arrange trucking in order to facilitate port clearance and trucking method as soon as possible to avoid demur-rage fees.
Tracking all shipments either imported or local ones, whatever they are raw materials or commodities, plus preparing all the necessary customs clearance procedures in coordination with the clearing agent.
Responsible for every shipment documentation preparation such as invoice, & packing list, According to the agreement that took place between Sales department and the client that appears in the form of Per-forma Invoice showing quantities and prices, etc
Arranging the shipping method with the shipping line after getting the suitable rate, by sending shipping declaration which helps in getting the containers booked
Making final shipping declaration showing the final and actual no. of packages, goods gross and net weight, containers no, and seal no. Asking the shipping line to Bill of lading draft after the vessel leaves in order to be revised and confirmed to get the Bill of lading originals