What does international sea freight SOC cabin mean

In container shipping or train transportation, SOC/COC cabins are often encountered, and the fees charged vary depending on the type of cabin. Therefore, we will explain each of them one by one. Before entering the main text, we need to understand that in international shipping, besides the shipowner, there is also the container owner. The shipowner does not need to say much, referring to the person who owns the ship and generally refers to the shipping company. The container owner refers to the owner of the container, also known as the container owner.International Shipping SOC CabinSOC, also known as shipper’s own container, refers to a container owned by the shipper, also known as a self owned container or shipper’s container. SOC cabin refers to the situation where the shipping company only provides one cabin and does not provide a container. The shipper needs to find a suitable container for the consigned goods, submit relevant information to the carrier, and then arrange for packing and shipment.COC, also known as Carrier’s Own Container, refers to a container owned by a carrier. COC cabin space refers to the shipping company’s requirement to not only provide cabin space for shippers, but also equip them with containers. The shipper takes the shipping order to the corresponding dock yard to pick up empty containers and arrange for container loading.Is there any difference in operation between these two types of cabins?Firstly, in terms of price, SOC cabins are generally cheaper than COC cabins, but the specific usage of the cabins also depends. If the cargo volume of the shipper is not large and there are only a few boxes of cabin space, the shipping company will have to take extra care of these boxes, so there is no situation where SOC cabin space will be cheaper. But if Wal Mart, IKEA and other ships almost all have their own SOC cabins, the shipping company will also be happy to see this situation, and certainly the SOC cabins will be cheaper.In terms of operation, if it is a COC cabin, the shipper only needs to use the release manifest and return manifest to the fixed yard to pick up/return containers; If it is an SOC cabin, the shipper needs to find a container leasing company to rent the container themselves, and then report the container information to the shipping company. After arriving at the destination port, the container also needs to be stored at the designated location of the leasing company.Whether it is SOC or COC cabin, sellers can choose according to the actual situation of their goods. In addition to SOC/COC, there is also an OWC, which we will discuss in the next issue. Don’t miss out on if you want to know more

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