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You need to contact our sales representative and provide us with your shipment details to get an instant quote.
Booking can be confirmed immediately after consignee agree on the given quotation via e-mail to the concerned personnel.
Validity of the quote offered is usually mentioned when quote is provided to the customer. It is usually valid for 15 days to 1 month.
Major information consignee/shipper compulsorily need to provide when requesting quote are as follows:
Nepal Shipping Lines provide service To / From Far East Region/South East Asia Region/ Gulf Region & India Sub Continent. Major countries beside Nepal where we provide service are:
Yes, for hazardous cargo prior approval of NSL operation team is required. For approval the documents related to hazardous cargo as well as MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) Form should be submitted.
Yes, we provide complete custom clearing service which will depends on customer request.
Yes. Under door-to-door service goods will be we picked up form and delivered to the location decided by the end customer.
The major difference between these shipment terms is in terms of transfer of ownership, risk and shipment cost.
Ex works (EXW): The importer is primarily responsible for all aspects of transporting cost, insurance and other shipment cost from the seller’s warehouse till the final destination
FOB (Free on Board): The importer/Buyer is responsible from the origin port to buyer’s location based on agreement.
Both EXW and FOB is “Freight Collect” shipment i.e., customer has to pay the shipment charges only after goods arrive at final destination, thus beneficial for buyer.
CIF (Cost, Insurance & Freight) often holds primary ownership with the seller until delivery. This means that the seller is responsible for risk and insurance costs until the goods reach their point of destination with the buyer.
Break bulk cargo is transported in bags, boxes, crates, drums, barrels, other handling equipment, or is simply rolled, lifted, or pushed onto a ship or barge. It is non-containerized services for the transportation of oversized goods.
OOG (Out of gauge) is still container shipment for example flat racks and open top container.
Cargo insurance is the complete responsibility of consignee/shipper, however NSL can guidance on the procedure.
For organizing custom clearance for shipment, below process to be followed:
At final Custom Point
· Proforma Invoice
· Commercial Invoice
· Packing List
(Documents should be submitted at POD)
· Original Bill of Lading (B/L)
· Payment Receipt
· Indemnity Bond letter
· Security Deposit cheque to obtain Delivery Order (DO)
· Customs clearing Docs (if customs clearing under Liner’s A/C)
(Document should be submitted at Final POD, in case of Nepal it is generally Birgunj Custom Port)
Based on the different INCO-Terms custom valuation is done are:
Exchange Rate applicable will be date of Customs Clearing. Also note that such valuation system can vary based on country.
No. It is not possible to receive original B/L beforehand as B/L is issued only after shipments loaded on vessel and vessel sail.
You can switch consignee or shipper if vessel has not loaded from POL. Such changes are subject to amendment fees. Please contact our team for detail information.
It is possible to change the details in B/L, however you need to pay amendment fees.
When the Bill of Lading (BL) is generated, goods are ready to be shipped and you can verify your shipment status by contacting our team.
Please contact NSL sales team.
In Normal scenario it takes 1-2 days at Nepal customs points. However, as per the nature of cargo, document availability and other external circumstances the process may vary.
Payment center is based on INCOTERM. Most of the time it is either POL or POD and we will not be accepting payment beside location agreed on the INCOTERM.
If cargo is not loaded from POL, it can be possible. However, additional space cancellation charges may incur in case-to-case basis.
Such changes are completely based on Bill of Lading and LC issued terms and conditions. Thus, we can confirm possibility of such changes only after looking into B/L and LC terms., So, it can vary in case-to-case basis.
For cancellation of booking, you have to send an e-mail and immediately contact our sales person at earliest. However, if vessel is already sailed, cancellation of the booking may not possible.
Detention charges are such charges which is applicable once container has been picked upby customer and hold on the container and didn’t return to the shipping lines beyond the allowed free days.
Detention charges are calculated based on the rate fixed by company which will be updated time and again.