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Freight from the USA

Shipping documents in Ocean freight from the USA

In respect of international cargo transportation from the U.S. overseas, shipping documents can be separated into two categories:

INCOMING DOCUMENTS in shipping goods from the USA are documents that an international cargo transportation company, such as a U.S. Freight Forwarder, NVOCC, or VOCC, furnish to an international shipper to initiate, process, and prove an international shipment. Typically these are:

OUTGOING DOCUMENTS in shipping goods from the USA are documents that shippers have to furnish to different parties during international cargo transportation:

If you are involved in international cargo transportation from the USA, keep in mind that the furnishing of "incoming documents" is shipper's/consignee's responsibility.

Sea freight bill of ladings in ocean freight from the USA typically states 'SHIPPER'S LOAD AND COUNT' and/or 'SAID BY SHIPPER TO CONTAIN.' That means that no one else but the shipper is responsible for all information submitted during shipping from the U.S.

Lack or delay in providing shipping documentation in international shipping from the USA may result in cargo delays, significant charges, and/or penalties or even civil charges.

International shipping documents with AMID Logistics

With AMID Logistics, you should be able to submit and receive the most commonly used "Outgoing" international shipping documents online. If shipping from the United States a regular commodity, then most of the time, you will need to consider the "necessary minimum" of shipping documents to initiate a sea freight shipment:


A. International Sea freight Bill of Lading. The title of goods transporting from the USA.

B. Commercial Invoice or Valued Packing List. A complete description of the commodity shipping from the U.S.


C. Supplemental Packing List to a commercial invoice. Specifies pieces, weights, and packing type.

D. Wood-packing certificate. Proof of compliance with ISP15.

E. Fumigation Certificate. Proof of cargo fumigation. It is commonly used in shipping goods from the U.S. to Australia and New Zealand.

F. Specific shipping documents. Depending on commodity and destination country:

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