The challenges in the international movement of goods are many and constantly changing. Thanks to our know-how, we succeed in minimizing complexity. This reduces customs risks and avoids delays.
We will gladly organize the appropriate customs clearance for you. Our expert, Daniel Keller, will be happy to advise you on +41 81 750 62 53 or by mail:
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You can lease or buy from us used sea, storage, refrigerated, ISO, high cube, open top and special containers at top rates. In addition to standard 20’ and 40’ sea containers, we offer a wide range of commonly used containers, delivered to the desired destination.
Did you know we transported new 40′ High Cube Open Side Containers for a customer to use as storage? The special thing about it is that the doors can be opened from the side, almost like a cabinet. The containers came from China in blue and were resprayed in gray at the customer’s request.
Some common container types and their dimensions can be downloaded here:
General Terms and Conditions of the Association of Swiss Forwarding and Logistics Companies. Supplements the provisions of the CO. Is applied to all orders executed by member companies (such as TTS AG) of SPEDLOGSWISS and its sections.
General conditions for the insurance of cargo transportation
Dangerous Goods Ordinance for Rhine/Inland Navigation
Dangerous Goods Ordinance for International Road Freight Transport
Transport insurance against all risks (provisions according to ABVT)
Swiss Commercial Vehicle Association
Federal Roads Office (responsible, among other things, for the approval of special transports)
Air Waybill – air waybill (transport document is not considered as a security)
Bunker Adjustment Factor – tariff surcharge in ocean freight due to fluctuating oil price
Federal Office for Civil Aviation
Bill of Lading – sea waybill (transport document is considered as a security)
Standard container – also called general purpose (GP) or dry van (DV)
Bulk container with filling and draining opening – suitable for loose goods (e.g. grain, rice, pellets or granules etc.)
Currency Adjustment Factor – tariff surcharge for the compensation of exchange rate fluctuations
International customs document, non-Union goods can be temporarily imported into the customs territory of the European Union
International escort certificate for transit in road traffic
Computer Aided Shipping System
Cost and Freight – cost and freight (named port of destination specified)
Cost Insurance Freight – Cost, insurance and freight to the port of destination.
Carriage and Insurance Paid to – Freight and Insurance Paid to Destination
Convention on the Contract for the International Carriage of Goods by Road
Carriage Paid to – freight paid to destination
Container Safety Convention – ensures safety standard of containers in international traffic
Delivered at Place – delivered and ready to unload at destination
Delivered at Terminal – delivered and unloaded at the terminal
Delivered Duty Paid – delivered, duty paid to destination (including customs duty).
Incl. VAT must be explicitly noted with the addition “taxes included”
Container rent after exceeding the “free time
Shipping companies charge fees if the consignee returns the empty container to the depot too late.
Dangerous Goods Consultation – Dangerous Goods Regulations in Air Cargo issued by IATA.
Standard container – also called general purpose (GP) or box container
Electronic export/import clearance
European article number, which is used for barcodes.
Electronic assessment order – proof of export in electronic form
Exporter can register as EA – serves for simplified export of goods and can declare declaration of origin on the invoice without value restriction
Movement certificate – proof of origin of the goods (must be enclosed with all shipments whose value exceeds CHF 10,300.00)
Also called Sea Waybill – sea waybill without security character
Ex Works – ex works (specify location of the plant)
Free Carrier (specify agreed carrier)
Full Container Load
Forwarders Certificate of Receipt – Forwarders Certificate of Receipt
International Association of Global Freight Forwarding and Logistics Companies
Taxes or charges in road transport, such as LSVA in Switzerland or the toll in Germany
Free on board – Free on board (specify port of loading)
Certificate of origin for tariff preferences in favor of developing countries – purpose is to facilitate participation of developing countries in world trade. When importing goods accompanied by a FORM.A, a reduced import duty (partially to duty free) can be applied for.
Document containing information from a shipper to a carrier about a transportation order.
Transport goods that can endanger humans, animals and the environment. These are marked with the respective hazardous goods symbol.
National transit document – authorizes the transport of duty unpaid goods within the Swiss customs territory.
Dangerous Goods Officer Ordinance
Association for the promotion of freight transport by rail
Community tariff for intercity transports for truck transports (issued by ASTAG as a guideline tariff).
International Air Transport Association – Worldwide umbrella organization of airlines
Regulation on the carriage of dangerous goods by sea
International Commercial Terms – Commercial terms established by the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris that govern contract formulas commonly used in international trade.
Term for each mode of transport:
Term for maritime and inland navigation :
Combination of different modes of transport (road, rail, air and sea).
International Road Union – International Commercial Vehicle Association
ISO Certification 9001:2015
is the world’s most popular management system for corporate quality management.
Less than Container Load – term used in worldwide container traffic (where small consignments, from one or more shippers, are transported in one container).
guarantee contract, by which the forwarder or shipping company is released in writing from any claims for damages
Performance-based heavy vehicle fee – applies to journeys on all roads in Switzerland
Weight of the packaging or even the transport container
weight according to which the freight is calculated (always the higher of the effective gross weight and the volume weight)
Twenty Foot Equivalent Unit
The container transport capacity of ships and port facilities is generally expressed in TEU.
Terminal Handling Charge – handling charges for full containers at seaports
Transports Internationaux Routiers – multilateral agreement on the international customs transit system.
Association of European Railway Companies
Unit Load Device – low location air cargo pallets and containers
Also called substance number – identification number specified for all dangerous substances and goods (dangerous goods).
Certifies the origin of listed goods and must be certified by the exporter through the Chamber of Commerce.
Authorised consignees – to accept goods in transit without submitting the transit declaration to the customs office at the destination
Authorised consignors – to carry out transit operations without presenting the goods and the transit declaration at the customs office of departure
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