Port of Loading (POL)

Logistics Term

What’s A Port of Loading (POL)?

A port of loading is also known as the port of exit. It refers to the place or port where goods are loaded onto a ship, secured safely, and made ready for transportation. At the port of loading, cargo from all over the country designated for transportation to the same destination at a particular time is assembled. Then, depending on the client's specifications, your mover allocates the cargo to the appropriate ship and the container. For example, lift on, lift off or roll on roll off ships are some of the available choices. In addition, the container of choice can be full, a shared shipping container, or others. Finally, cargo is loaded onto a floating ship upright or with a workable trim astern.

Requirements At a Port of Loading

It is crucial to involve a specialist when conducting shipping services across a port of loading. Precisely because of the aid they lend in terms of documentation and their prowess in doing so. For example, a packaging list must show the items in the shipment. Additional relevant documents at the port of loading include an onboard Bill of Lading showing that the stated goods are on the ship. Finally, a port of loading plays one of the most delicate roles during transportation in terms of protection from damage.

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