Pre-Carriage

Pre-Carriage

Describing a fee assessed by a port or airport on a good to be shipped internationally. See also: International Trade.
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Pre-carriage and onward carriage is offered by truck or combined rail transport based on the urgency of the respective shipment.
This means that the seller contracts for pre-carriage, meaning transportation of the goods from the seller's facility to where they leave the seller's country, and main carriage, meaning transportation from the seller's side to the buyer's side.
This aligns with what the seller is responsible for shipping-wise, but under CPT, although the seller contracts for pre-carriage and main carriage, delivery occurs, meaning responsibility transfers to the buyer, when the goods are turned over to the first carrier.
The cargo was organized into 89 units for pre-carriage at the plant in China and loaded at Shanghai port.