The loading order is issued to the shipper by the shipping company or the foreign shipping company on behalf of the recipient shipper, to order the captain to load the carrier’s cargo on board.
Who issues the shipping order?
A. The carrier entrusted with the transport of goods in the cargo arrangements for shipment issued after the shipping order. After the completion of the carriage of goods, the carrier issues a shipping order to the consignee, informing that the goods have been sent.
B. The shipowner can issue a shipping order, but also by the freight forwarder to issue a delivery order.
Information contained in the shipping order
● Shipper’s details.
● Freight forwarder information (if applicable).
● Cargo information and commodity type.
● Carrier’s bill of lading number.
● Place of receipt of the container.
● The port of discharge of the cargo delivered by the carrier.
● Port of transshipment.
● Name of the vessel and the number of voyages.
● Type of equipment of the container required for transportation.
● Place of pickup.
● Complete return location of loaded containers to be returned.
● Documentation cut-off when shipping instructions need to be sent to the carrier.
● Verified Gross Weight (VGM) cutoff date for pickup of shipment VGM information.