What are the marks in international logistics?

In foreign trade transportation, we often hear the word “mark”. Now let’s take a look at what a mark is? What is the purpose of a mark?Mark, transliterated as a noun, means “Mark”. Marks are actually transportation packaging marks in international business. The “mark” in foreign trade is another term for transportation marks, which is used to facilitate the identification of goods and prevent incorrect shipment. It is usually abbreviated by the model, graphics, or receiving unit.International logisticsThe mark is divided into two parts: a front mark and a side markFrontmark: Generally includes the abbreviation or identification of the customer’s name, order number, destination port, packaging number and total quantity of the item, and production batch number.Side mark: includes: item name, quantity, gross weight, and outer box size.What is the purpose of a mark?Port of shipment:When customers provide customs declaration information and bill of lading confirmation documents, please make sure to provide the correct mark, that is, the document mark matches the actual shipment box mark. Otherwise, if customs inspection is encountered, it will reduce inspection efficiency and may also affect the normal shipment of goods.Destination Port:The destination port agent will unpack and distribute the goods based on the markings on the final bill of lading. If the individual cargo markings do not match, it will be impossible to distribute the goods to each consignee in a timely and accurate manner, which will affect the receiving time of customers who have applied for HDS services.Marks have different meanings for different people:1. For the consignee, there is relevant information about the product on the label, and the content can be directly seen from the outer box, making it easy to pick up the goods and quickly enter the circulation process without opening the box. The consignee usually only looks at the side mark.2. For the shipper, marking is convenient for management, statistics, and calculation, arranging transportation well, and preventing situations of cross shipment and wrong shipment of goods.3. For carriers, it is convenient and efficient to count and deliver goods from warehouse entry to shipment and transportation transshipment, sea air intermodal transportation to the destination port, following the markings. Especially when mixing bulk cargo, it is more important.4. For customs inspection, shipping marks facilitate the supervision of imported and exported goods, allowing them to be inspected and released according to batches.?? When shipping, some people use N/M as a substitute for the mark, so what is the connection between the two?Actually, N/M is an abbreviation, and prototypes come in various forms:NOMARKS, NONEOFMARS, NOTENTIONED, NETURALMARKS.It is widely recognized that the spelling of NOMARKS does not mean a mark, but the customs formed by different companies in their interactions with each other may vary, and the understanding habits between the company and the customer should prevail.

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