The issuing carrier is the carrier whose name is printed on the bill of lading and with whom the contract of carriage exists. This is important because the issuing carrier is responsible for ensuring that the goods are delivered to the consignee safely and in a timely manner. If there are any problems with the shipment, it is the responsibility of the issuing carrier to resolve them. Therefore, it is important to choose an issuing carrier carefully, making sure that they are reliable and have a good reputation.
Once you have chosen your issuing carrier, you will need to provide them with some basic information about the shipment, such as:
- the consignee’s name and address,
- the expected date of delivery,
- the value of the goods.
You will also need to give them a copy of the bill of lading. The issuing carrier will then prepare the shipping documents and arrange for the shipment to be collected from your premises.
If you are using a freight forwarder to arrange logistics for your business, they will usually act as your issuing carrier. This means that they will take responsibility for ensuring that the goods are delivered to the consignee safely and on time. However, you may still need to provide them with some basic information about the shipment, such as the consignee’s name and address, the expected date of delivery, and the value of the goods.
- It is important to choose your issuing carrier carefully, as they will be responsible for ensuring that your goods are delivered safely and on time.
- Make sure that you understand the terms of their contract and that you are comfortable with them before you choose them.
- Once you have chosen your issuing carrier, provide them with the necessary information about the shipment and give them a copy of the bill of lading.