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What is the transit port in ocean transportation?

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"Transit port" is sometimes referred to as "transit place", which means that the goods go from the port of departure to the port of destination, passing through the third port in the itinerary, and the transportation means docking, loading and unloading goods, replenishment and other operations, and the goods are changed into the transportation means The port that continues to be shipped to the destination is the transit port. There are not only one-time transfers by shipping companies, but also shippers who change orders for tax exemption reasons.


The status of the transit port: The transit port is generally a basic port. Therefore, the ships calling at the transit port are generally large ships from the main international shipping routes and feeder ships to and from the ports in the region.


If it only refers to the sea, the port of discharge really refers to the port of transit, and the place of delivery refers to the port of destination. When booking a space, you generally only need to indicate the place of delivery, and whether or not to transit or which transit port is determined by the shipping company.


In the case of multimodal transport, the port of discharge refers to the port of destination, and the place of delivery refers to the destination. Since different ports of unloading will produce different transshipment freight, the port of unloading must be indicated when booking.


The role of transit ports

1. Tax exemption


What I want to talk about here is segment transfers. Setting the transit port as a free trade port can achieve the purpose of tariff reduction or exemption. For example, Hong Kong is a free trade port, if goods are transferred to Hong Kong; goods that are not specially regulated by the state can basically achieve the purpose of export tax exemption, and there will even be tax rebate subsidies.


2. Hold goods


This is the shipping company transit. In international trade, various factors cause the goods to be unable to move forward and need to hold goods. The shipper can apply to the shipping company for detention before arriving at the transit port. After the trade problem is resolved, shipment to the port of destination. This is often easier to operate than a direct ship. But the cost is not cheap.


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