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Dictionary of Sea FreightSea FreightSea freight is a cost-efficient form of transportation. Even though this method oftransportation is slower than air freight, large quantities of goods shipped via sea freightarrive at their destination in good condition and in a cost-effective manner. Which documentsare necessary to ensure a smooth clearance and dispatch of goods?a) Export DocumentsGenerally required documentsShipping order/Dispatch orderShould include information concerning the recipient, delivery conditions, shipment information(including content, number of packages, weight, measurements, information regarding thegoods) and, if applicable, shipping deadlines and other important information concerningtransportation provisions, such as stackability of pallets, etc.InvoiceCommercial or Pro-forma invoice which states the value of all the invoiced goods includingthose shipped free of charge.Export Declaration/Single Administrative Document (EU)Document which sets forth the customs relevant information for a shipment leaving thecustoms area.Conditionally required documentsLetter of CreditIn the event that you are selling goods on the basis of a “Letter of Credit”, we would like toobtain a copy of the Letter of Credit as soon as possible, to ascertain that all the terms andconditions in the Letter of Credit can be fulfilled and that you can obtain the correspondingfreight documentation from us immediately.Export permit/licenceThis is not required for every export and depends on the type of goods and the country ofdestination (if you have any questions, please contact us at any time).Wooden Packaging DeclarationMany countries require wooden packing (pallets, crates and boxes) to meet the ISPM-Nr.-15standard for wood packaging. This regulation is mandatory and must be verifiable.Your local SENATOR-office branch will gladly inform you regarding applicable regulations.Non-Wooden Packing DeclarationIn the event that your goods are not transported in wooden pallets or crates, it is sufficient todeclare in your commercial or Pro-forma invoice that the packaging contains no wood.