LOADING PORT

A.      Loading in South China and Bill of Lading (BL) release at Hong Kong
·         Requirements
         ·         BL + invoice draft copy
         ·         Company chop
         ·         Check with correct payable amount
         ·         If any third party is requested to collect the BL on behalf of shipper, an authorization letter must be issued by the shipper.

 

B.      Loading at Hong Kong 
·         Requirements
         ·         Original “Gate Move Record”  or “Letter of Guarantee” – MOL format signed with company chop
         ·         Company checkwith correct payable amount.
         ·         Valid Export License / permit if required
         ·         If any third party is requested to collect the BL on behalf of shipper, an authorization letter must be issued by the shipper.

 

PROCESS

         1.       Shipper should bring all above going to our EXPORT counter and get a ‘number’ of waiting.
         2.       Present those documents to our staffs.
         3.       Then, go to Shroff office to settle the check.
         4.       Our Export staff will find the BL during paying at Shroff office.
         5.       Customer return to EXPORT counter with a recognized chop from our Shroff.
         6.       A BL will be released. 

 

*** Any Cash (HK Dollars) or Company cheque is acceptable.

 

 

 

·         Requirement
       o   A letter request for ‘telex release’ issued by shipper.
       o   Full set Ocean Bill of Lading with shipper’s endorsement.
       o   Telex Release fee HKD400.00/Bill of Lading.
       o   If any third party is asking to collect the BL on behalf of shipper, an authorization letter must be issued by shipper.

 

·         Process
       1.       Shipper should bring all above going to our EXPORT counterand getting a ‘number’ of waiting.
       2.       Present the letter and full set bill of lading to our staffs.
       3.       Then, go to Shroff office to settle the charges.
       4.       Our Export staff will issue an email to destination advising ‘telex release’ of the shipment.

 

* * * Any Cash (HKD) or Company check is acceptable.

 

Telex Release

 

Usage of C/O on Bill of Lading

 

To obtain transportation services under a service contract that is subject to the jurisdiction of the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC), you must be identified in the contract. For purposes of enforcing this rule, MOL will not allow use of the phrase “care of” or “c/o” in the shipper box of bills of lading issued under FMC service contracts.

 

-> For, an agent or freight forwarder booking (shipper box - its name may be shown “as agent for” or “on behalf of” the actual shipper, so long as the name of the actual shipper also appears)
 

-> The use of the phrase “care of” or “c/o” in the consignee box of the bill of lading may be permissible, but all such requests will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
 
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your MOL sales representative.
 
As always, we appreciate your business.
 

 

From 1st March 2012, the new ISO mechanical container seal standard, ISO International Standard 17712:2010, is effective.

 

This new standard includes:

1. The minimum diameter for the metal components of the pin head and the closing of bolt seals is required to be 18mm.

 

2. A tamper evidence requirement with associated test procedures and certificatsions (However, no detailed required for this test procedures has been settled and announced)

 

Notes: the containers which are entering to the U.S.A. have to be sealed with ISO 17712/2010 compliant seals.

 

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Customer Service Guide – Switch Bill Procedures in Hong Kong

(For Bills of Lading Surrendered from 1st June 2014 onwards)

1.     To protect the cargo interests, please note that we will only process Switch Bill Request initiated by:-

a)     The named party of the original BL, holding full set of the BL with proper endorsement, or

b)     The endorsee on the original BL, holding full set of the BL with proper endorsement.

 

2.     The following will not be accepted:-

a)     Switching waybill.

b)     Splitting or combining multiple BLs.

c)     Cargoes to/ from the USA.

 

3.     The switching party is required to provide the following documents by email for initial verification.

a)     Letter of Guarantee (FORM NO.HK-2014-10) by switching party’s company letterhead with company chop and signature.

b)     A clear and readable scanned image of the front and the back of the Original BL.

      4. We shall make initial verification of the request, and reply by email.

5.     Upon confirmation of the switch bill arrangement and the additional charges (refer to point 7 as below), switching party must submit the following documents to our service counter.  (The new set B/L will not be released on the same day the 1st set original BL is submitted)

a)     Original full set BL MUST BE SURRENDED with proper endorsement.

b)     Original Letter of Guarantee (FORM NO.HK-2014-10).

 

We will amend the B/L as per the request and please note that the amendment will take at least 24 hours or more, subject to the confirmation from loading port and/ or destination.

 

6.     Once BL draft is confirmed via email, please bring along the followings to our service counter to collect the new set original BL:-

a)   A copy of the amended BL

b) Payment in HK dollars, in cash or in cheque payable to MOL (HK) Agency Ltd.

a)   Switching party Company chop

 

7.     Please note the following fees/ charges will be invoiced for switch bill of lading:

 

Switch Bill Fee

 

HKD650 per BL, covering change of shipping parties and BL re-issuance.

Amendment Fee

If changes in BL contents other than the shipping parties are requested, an amendment fee of HKD450 per BL per time of request will be applied.

For cargoes destined to countries where Advance Manifest Submission is required, an additional manifest re-submission fee of USD40 per BL per time of request will be applied on top of the amendment fee mentioned above.

 

Please note that your requested changes are subject to confirmation as per standard BL Handling Rule of MOL.

Other Charges

Customs penalty and additional operation charges might occur in some destination countries when complying with switch of bill request; it is subject to rules and regulations of each country.

 

When such situation arises, we will provide quotation to switching party for confirmation before further processing the switch bill request.

8.     For submission of request and further enquiry, please contact:

 

 Email: lily.wong@mol-liner.com & diane.orh@mol-liner.com

 Tel:       (852) 2823 6801