First you need a Delivery Order form (permission to release to goods). The carrier provides this form to instruct the shipping line and the port operator to turn over the cargo to the original proprietor as the new consignee. In other words, a Delivery Order facilitates the handover of cargo from the carrier to the new consignee. In this way, a delivery note is the climax of the shipping process between consignee (proprietor of cargo) and consignor (carrier). It indicates the end of the contract between the carrier and consignee for that specific shipment.
What Should a Delivery Order Form Include?
- A review of cargo specifics in the shipment.
- A count of cargo.
- The shipment receiver name and address.
- If the consign completes payment on delivery – name of individual completing payment.
- The delivery date. In turn, this helps the carrier keep time so that cargo can get to the buyer on the designated date.
- The exact container info which housed the cargo
- Lastly, the carrier’s signature – to confirm goods arrived in accordance with delivery instructions.
How To Secure a Delivery Order Form?
In order to receive the Delivery Order, the consignee must first furnish the original Bill of Lading or Telex Release to the carrier to ensure the cargo is released to the correct party. Once secured, the consignee must make a payment for the freight invoice such as, terminal fees, port handling, D/O charges etc…Note a customs broker will step in to process these invoices, if hired to do so. However, they will pass the bill to the consignee with additional upcharges. Then the consignee or their customs broker can finish customs clearance for final pick up. Thereafter, the consignee must determine if they, themselves, or a 3PL trucker will retrieve the goods.
Who Issues a D/O Form?
A Delivery Order is issued by the carrier’s destination agent. The industry refers to this as the “releasing agent” at the destination.
What To Do With a D/O?
Present the Delivery Order Form to the container freight station. Presuming your customs cleared without incident, you will now earn access to your cargo. A freight forwarder can pick up the goods or the consignee can personally pick them up.