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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Package Markings and Symbols

Fragile
Usually represented by a shattered stemmed glass, the fragile icon is one of the most familiar shipping symbols. It is used to indicate that the product inside the package is fragile and can be easily damaged and, thus, needs to be handled with utmost care.

Thermometer
The thermometer symbol indicates that the item inside the box is temperature sensitive. The mark usually indicates the temperature at which the product should be stored. This symbol is generally found on packages that contain perishable items such as food and medicines.

Right Side Up
Commonly represented by two arrows pointing up, this sign defines which side of the package should face upward, so that the product inside is in the upright position during transit and handling thereby preventing damage.

Handle With Care
Usually rendered with a pair of hands cradling a box, the Handle With Care symbol also conveys that the package is delicate and requires careful handling.

Umbrella
The umbrella symbol denotes that the package contain items that must not be exposed to water or moisture. This sign is usually found on packages containing electronic devices, clothing and goods that corrode easily.