D/O fee in import and export

When importing goods, you need to pay a lot of fees. Today, Peace Logistics would like to share about D/O fee for customers to better understand.

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 1. What is D/O?

D/O stands for Delivery Order, translated as delivery order. This is an order that a shipping company or forwarder issues (which is often called an order) for the consignee to bring to the customs to collect the goods after the ship arrives at the port of arrival. In simple terms, a delivery order is an instruction from the holder of the goods to deliver the goods to the consignee.

2. What is the D/O fee?

When issuing delivery orders to consignee, shipping lines or forwarders will collect fees (D/O fee). This fee is called the order fee. You must not confuse this fee with the document fee. Please understand that the document fee is the fee that the shipping company makes the bill as a document for the customer or the fee that the forwarder makes the bill, commercial invoice, packing list for the customer ... then called the document fee.

3. Information about D/O.

Instruction What is the content on the delivery order? Includes the following:

  • Name of the ship and its itinerary;

  • Consignee (Consignee);

  • Port of discharge (POD);

  • Code goods;

  • Number of packages, weight and volume of goods (Gross Weight, Net weight….);

Procedure for getting D/O orders:

The delivery order usually has 3 copies, which is a mandatory document that the consignee must have, however, it is not only the delivery order that Consignee can come to pick up the goods, but also need to prepare other documents according to the regulations determined. Other documents include:

  • Personal documents of the consignee (ID card/ID card);

  • Referral;

  • Arrival notification;

  • Copy of Bill of Lading with endorsement and stamp or Original Bill of Lading – with endorsement and stamp of the bank (if the business pays by L/C).

After receiving the B/L and notice of goods coming from the shipping line and preparing all the above documents, you go to the shipping line or FWD to get the order. Taking this order is independent of customs clearance, so you can do it at the same time or get the D/O order first.


Delivery order form D/O

 4. Important Note about D/O

– When only the forwarder's D/O can receive goods: When the forwarder signs on the delivery order as an agent (AS AGENT) of the shipping line, by default that delivery order has the same effect as the delivery order of the shipping company.

– When needing feeder concatenation order to receive goods: If the transport uses auxiliary ships to transport goods, businesses need one more feeder concatenation order to receive goods. This connection order only needs a photocopy, not the original, and usually the business has to ask the forwarder to provide it.

Note when getting D/O:

  • If you pay by L/C method, you will need to bring the original bill of lading with the bank's endorsement.

  • If the goods are shipped in full container on the D/O, they will be stamped "direct delivery". In case the goods have to be cut, the goods will be stamped with the "removed goods" stamp.

  • If shipping goods by auxiliary ship in addition to the D/O delivery order, the enterprise needs an additional order to receive the goods, just a copy provided by the Forwarder to the shipper.

5. Conclusion

- Delivery order represents who has the right to own the goods. To pick up the goods, the owner must present the delivery order.

- Delivery order of 2 types issued by forwarder has no value to own the goods, except in special cases where FWD signs and acts as a shipping agent.

- D/O issued by the shipping line has the value of owning the goods

- To get delivery order D/0 must present documents

Above is information about D/O that can hopefully help you.

If you still have difficulties in exporting/importing and want to find out more details, please contact Peace or contact phone number: 0911.529.168 (Ms.Lisa) Or visit the website to update more information: https://dichvulogistics.com.vn/



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