As part of a door-to-door maritime transport project, when your container arrives at the right port, the adventure is not quite over! The unloading and the final transport are two more important steps.
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Transfer from the port to our warehouses
Once the goods have been transhipped, the consolidation box is towed a few kilometers away, by truck, to our logistics platforms.
As soon as it arrives, the container is docked in order to unload it as quickly as possible. The goods never go without the supervision of our teams!
Cutting the customs lead and opening the draft door
At this point, the wharf agents verify the authenticity of the lead, to certify that the consolidation box has not been opened between the sealing and the cutting of the lead. For our operational teams, cutting the lead is a symbolic moment! It means that the ship’s shipment is compliant.
Important: if the lead is damaged, customs control will be required before unloading. In this case, the delivery of your goods may be delayed.
Consolidation boxes are largely made up of bulk packages, in addition to previously palletized goods.
Sorting of goods
While consolidation is a real way to optimize your maritime transport expenses, it requires our teams to pay particular attention to unloading in order to properly sort the goods.
Most of the journey has been completed but the final transport still requires good packaging and proper palletization for the end of the road transport.
Unloading the pallets
The goods in pallets do not require any reconditioning and can very quickly get back on the road.
The goods are then submitted for customs clearance by the team based in Lille.
At the end of unloading, an unloading report is systematically sent to each customer to inform you of the arrival of the goods in the territory. To reach your warehouses, the final delivery is taken care of by truck.
In short, groupage requires great coordination between the different actors in the process and compliance with maritime import-export procedures.
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