UNDP PRACTICE SERIES Practice Guide Shipping and Incoterms
Practice Guide Shipping and Incoterms
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Contents Introduction 1 1 Shipping 2 Section 1 of these guidelines is intended for persons dealing with purchasing and shipping, but it is recommended that persons at the receiving end also read it to be more familiar with how shipping operates, its terminology and documentation. Chapter 1: Importance of Transportation and Summary 2 Chapter 2: Methods of Dispatch 2 Chapter 3: Selection of Method of Dispatch 7 Chapter 4: Packing – Markings – Addresses 8 Chapter 5: Parties Involved in the Chain of Transport Events 10 Chapter 6: Shipping Documents 11 Chapter 7: Forwarding Arrangements 14 Chapter 8: Shipping Instructions 15 Chapter 9: Distribution of Shipping Documentation 16 Chapter 10: Insurance Coverage 18 Chapter 11: Insurance Claim 21 2 Receiving 24 Section 2 will explain the steps to be taken for the withdrawal of supplies upon their arrival, and especially what to do when the consignment is not in good order. Chapter 1: Retrieval 24 Chapter 2: Receipt and Inspection 25 Chapter 3: Reporting and Claims 26 Chapter 4: Feedback and Cooperation 28 Chapter 5 Examples of Claim Letters 29 3 Terms and Glossary 34 Section 3 introduces Incoterms, UNCITRAL and contains a glossary of the most common terms used in the shipping world. Chapter 1: Incoterms 34 Chapter 2: Uncitral 44 Chapter 3: Glossary 46 UNDP Practice Series, Shipping and Incoterms, November 2008 This Practice Guide is protected by international copyright laws. The prior written consent of UNDP Procurement Support Office is required for the reproduction (in any form) of the whole or any part of this Guide. For further information please contact: UNDP Procurement Support Office (PSO), Bureau of Management. E-mail: [email protected] Website: .
1 SHIPPING AND INCOTERMS / PRAC TICE GUIDE Introduction This practice guide is designed for those working in UNDP who are interested in gaining an over- view of appropriate shipping arrangements, documentation and Incoterms. Additionally, those working in functions that include close interaction with the procurement or logistics function, such as programme staff who would like a closer understanding of shipping activities, would find this practice guide relevant. Among the topics covered are the principles of effective shipping arrangements, methods of miti- gating risks and an overview of the options available for optimizing the organization’s logistical activities and the capability to plan, implement and evaluate a transportation exercise appropri- ate to the value/risk of the goods being transported.
- Fall '08
- shishir sharma
- Containerization, Practice Guide, • Airfreight