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What are the shipping marks?

What are the shipping marks?

Shipping marks are specific symbols and marks placed directly on the container or box to ensure safe and secure cargo delivery. These marks are standards that are recognized universally and expressed in a clear and visually understandable way. If the package is not marked correctly, the shipping company cannot be responsible for any potential damages or losses to the product.

Proper packaging and labeling of cargo is crucial to ensure that warehouse staff can handle it without causing any damage. When goods are marked and packed correctly, they remain intact and are safely transported to their destination.

Purposes of cargo marking:

  • Providing information about the package content;
  • Minimizing the risks of cargo damage;
  • Recommendations for careful handling during loading and unloading operations, unpacking, transportation, and storage;
  • Correct marking speeds up the cargo delivery to its destination.

When exporting goods, they must be classified and marked with special signs for transportation safety.

Additional inscriptions are displayed beside the mandatory signs:

  • Order/invoice/contract number of a foreign supplier or buyer;
  • Destination point;
  • Shipment route;
  • Trademark;
  • Exporter brand.

When providing information about a cargo, it is important to include both its dimensions and volume in cubic meters. However, if the object is smaller than 1 m3, it is unnecessary to specify its volume. Additionally, all inscriptions related to the cargo export must be in the recipient's language. This is similar to the requirement for importing goods.

If the shipper in China is not familiar with the proper way of packing and marking the cargo for delivery to your country, a reliable logistics service can be highly beneficial. The logistics company will take responsibility for applying all the necessary inscriptions, signs, and handling marks on the container and packages. This ensures that the cargo will not be delayed during transit and will reach the destination in the best possible condition.

You are welcome to contact DiFreight. We will handle everything!

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