Port of Discharge and Port of Loading
A port or location where cargo is loaded onto a ship, protected, and prepared for transit is called a port of loading. POL is another name for the port of departure.
A port of discharge is the site where a ship unloads all of its cargo or only a portion of it. The packages are then sent to their different consignees. POD, or Port of Unloading, is another name (POU).
This is a typical misunderstanding among traders regarding the distinction between the port of delivery and the port of discharge. Is there a distinction between the port of discharge and the delivery location? Is the location of delivery the same as the port of discharge?
The column "Port of Discharge" and "Place of Delivery" is the same in most of the Transport document. Are there any differences between Port of discharge and place of delivery?
The bill of lading frequently includes information on the port of discharge and the delivery location. The port where the products are released is referred to as the "Port of Discharge". However, the transporter of cargo is responsible for delivering items to the location specified in the bill of lading if the port of delivery has been mentioned.
While the Place of Delivery may be in an inland site other than the Port of Discharge, the Port of Discharge may be a destination harbour. The expense of carrying freight from the port of discharge to the location specified for delivery must be covered by the carrier of products if the owner accepted the goods at a port other than the port of discharge.
The field "place of delivery" or "port of delivery" should be left blank if the carrier only receives goods up to the port of discharge. In this case, the carrier is simply responsible for delivering cargo up to the port of discharge.
POL is the same as the port of load, and POD is the port of discharge. In this industry, there are many abbreviations for common phrases. It is better to know the meaning of them.
The port of origin where any imported goods are put onboard for transit to the port of discharge is referred to as the "Port of Dispatch".
A ship empties or releases some or all of its cargo at the port of unloading. After that, the packages are sent to their specific consignees.
Port of Shipment refers to the location where the Supplier transfers the Products from the location where they were created for exporting (by ship or aircraft).
The buyer of the Product or Product is responsible for covering all additional costs associated with getting the Product or Product from the Port of Shipment into the Territory and back out again. This includes, but is not restricted to, all shipping costs beginning with the point in time the product or products is provided to the carrier at the Port of Shipment.
From the moment the product(s) are delivered to the carrier at the port of shipment, the client of the merchandise will, at its expense, retain insurance on the product(s) and will pursue any disputes with its insurance.