Useful information

This section provides additional information that may be useful if you work in the field of foreign economic activities.

In the Incoterms section you can read about commercial terms widely used in international commercial transactions.

Learn more about the types of containers, its size and characteristics, you can check in the Intermodal container section. In section Heat insulation inside of containers you will read about ways how to preserve the quality of cargoes, which are sensitive to ambient temperature.

Packing and marking section tells you how important compliance of the marking on the package and on the goods with information in all shipping documents, as well as the functions of the packing.

If you are thinking about what mode of transport to choose to receive goods from your suppliers, as well as its advantages and disadvantages, you can read How to choose the right mode of transport for your goods section.

If you are confused about the logistic vocabulary, you will find answers to all your questions in Terms and Terminology section

Information about holidays in Hong Kong and China can be found here: Public holidays in Hong Kong and China.

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WHAT DOES TELEX RELEASE MEAN?

Telex Release means that carrier is ready to transfer cargo to the consignee. Typically, carriers carefully watch over the payment of all fees declared in the bill of lading, and after that make release.

Telex Release is also known as an Express Bill of Lading. What happens here is that the Shipping Company issues an Original but they do NOT give the original to your Supplier. They stamp it Telex Release and SURRENDERED and fax it to your Supplier, who, in his turn, faxes you a copy. You can fax it then to your Customs Agent, who will clear the goods WITHOUT an Original. The Shipping company sends a telex (that’s in the old days, nowadays it’s email or fax) to their Agent in the destination Port and advises them that they are holding the originals, and to release the goods to you without an Original B/L.