Items and Documents Required for International Shipping

Items and Documents Required for International Shipping

Before clients can transport cargo overseas, whether they are looking to ship an automobile, construction equipment, or personal effects, certain documents and paperwork has to be submitted to the international shipping company to ensure that the shipment can be successfully initiated.

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This required information includes the full name and address of the shipper in the United States, photo identification of the shipper, prepayment in full, full contact information for the consignee (or the person who will be picking up the shipment abroad), the commercial value of the cargo, the original title if it is a vehicle, the desired date of shipment, and a power of attorney form ensuring that the freight forwarding company can legally manage the process.

If any of these required documents or steps of the process are delayed, the shipment will also be delayed, resulting in unnecessary stress for the client. Many times the delays and late shipments can be avoided by following the requirements within the scope of the company’s international shipping services.


Once these documents are received by the company, clients can begin to successfully transport their automobile, construction equipment, or personal effects from any port in the United States to virtually any port in the world.