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Documentation in Rail Transport

Documentation in Rail Transport

CIM Consignment Note

  • This helps to signify the contract between the carrier and the trader. 

FIATA FCT (Forwarders Certificate of Transport)

  • FCT is only issued by freight forwarders, whom are the members of the FIATA (International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations). 
  • FCT certificate is a signed declaration of the freight forwarder, in which he confirms to the consignor that he has taken over the goods and has assumed responsibility for delivery of the consignment as per instructions that he has received from the consignor as indicated on the FCT document.

Commercial invoice: 

  • One original copy per container stamped & signed by customer for accompanying shipments

Packing List: 

  • It provides the international freight forwarder, and ultimate consignee with information about the shipment, including how it’s packed, the dimensions and weight of each package, and the marks and numbers that are noted on the outside of the boxes

Stuffing list: 

    • Especially for bulky cargo that are stuffed at the loading terminals. 
    • It contains the description of the articles furnished by the Importer or his Agent, as well as the actual physical arrangement or stuffing of such items inside the container or cartons or pallets or skids, for the purpose of inspection and collection of samples.
  • Other documents include 
    • Import clearance documents in case the goods clear at port of arrival.
    • Certificate of origin
    • Certificate of inspections