FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Non Vessel Operating Container Carriers. A shipping line that has space arrangement with common carriers & other shipping lines.
We work hard to give our best to the customer. We believe in excellence. If you happen to have a service issue, please write directly to ceo@econshipping.com
Many brand new Units. The older ones are well maintained. We do not carry loose metal scraps & dirty cargo.
We are very competitive. We cut costs & pass on to customers.
Among the NVOCCs we are on the lower tariff. Detention & demurrage as per industry norm. Damage charges ‘nil’, unless major accident.
Fill in KYC. Our Sales manager would visit you & he would file your rates. An account is opened. Then you login & do.
Login with your id & password. Fill SI. Finalise. Upload Shipping Bill/Export Permit. Call. OBL shall be locked & you shall be Authorised to print your own BL. On plain A4 sized papers, print them. Sign them. Date them. Scan/photo & upload them. Get the OBLs authenticated by Econship. See your Bills & can fill in payment details. Simple.
Just type your register id & click on ‘Forgot Password’ & it will be mailed to your registered ids.
Check online live vessel schedule & plan. You can also plan Transhipment connecting vessel basis the live schedules. Or just call us. 24/7.
Econship spends on Research & Development to serve you better. This money is not only used in making it more convenient for you, this also saves our environment with very less use of paper & filing.
Yes. You can from the convenience of your office. From your Login.
Ours is a cloud based eBL. It is digitally signed in 2 distinct steps by Econship’s office before it can be circulated. Without that you can not print the OBLs. Your ink signature is just a formality to satisfy more traditional institutions. As a precaution & safety, you have to upload a scan/photo of the signed & dated OBLs along with your export permit/Shipping Bill and then the OBL is Authenticated as genuine by Econship.
Can get from shipper login. Plus you get an automail.
You can check anytime from online in your Invoice. Free time in the BL body & auto mail as well.
Yes. Advise us. We would arrange same. We usually charge 2% on the amount to cover exchange rates, remittance costs, & additional admin costs.
Most ports & customs demand manifest 72 hours prior arrival. Our POD offices too need some time to prepare the data in a particular manner as per the local rules. Therefore, a minimum of 100 USD is charged if BL is not finalised in 3 days of vessel departure.
Once locked, the data is processed & submitted for manifest. If you edit after locking, the new data can not be manifested without amending in the customs. Then we charge 50$ for any change after locking, in addition to any amendment costs.
Yes. You can, if the container not yet reached FPOD & can be retained onboard. COD charges would apply. We will find a way for you.
Due to customs problems it is difficult, expensive, & time consuming. It would be better to find another buyer in places like Bangladesh, Myanmar, & Pakistan.
Original Invoice, Packing list, NOC from shipper & consignee. Usually takes from 1 week to 6 weeks. Some minor ones get done in 3 days in India.
For small damages no charges. If big damage, then we would request you to appoint a surveyor. Would be guided by joint survey.
You can check from ‘Track Your Shipment’ on our webpage by typing either the BL No or a container No.
Against LOI from both shipper & consignee. Against BG of 100% of invoice value or Company guarantee by Shipper & Consignee both.
Just inform us & send the photo of the damage. Our POD shall not charge you.
Declare as 1 Container. And the gross weight per container.
Write the second no in the body of the BL.
Yes. As RFS (Received For Shipment) BL
(1) PAN & TAN certificates (2) Service Tax No (3) Export Invoice from any MLO (4) Income Tax Return copy (1 & 2 are mandatory)
From shipper login, can place a booking instantly. Same gets confirmed in 20 minutes.
Post KYC, each shipper is given password & id to login. Can place a booking, print invoices, pay, do SI, print OBLs, check past shipments, and even see POD charges.
Enter freight as '0' and type the minus part in Remarks.
Can leave the row blank and type what he wants in remarks.
He can type his registered email id and click on Forgot Password. Password will be sent to his id automatically.
Can select from dropdown menu in the booking. Before that must select 1 or 2 Transshipment Points.
(1) Quality Service (2) New or well-maintained containers (3) Technology use
High quality service. New & well maintained containers. Simple & easy online systems for the customers.
High quality service. New & well maintained containers. Simple & easy online systems for the customers.
All Indian ports & ICDs (Even the smallest & remotest), Singapore, Port Klang, Pasir Gudang, Penang, Chittagong, Dhaka, Mongla, Yangon, Laemchebang, Bangkok, Hochi Minh City, Haiphong, Manila, Jakarta
Yes. TT Club. LLoyds.
Yes. In Peoples Republic Of China, Ministry of Transport.
Yes. 3 awards. (1) Asia Pacific Brand Award (2) Singapore Top 100 (3) Singapore Distinguished Maritime Award.
CRISIL as SE 2B. A High Performance company.
2015 : 22 Million USD, 2014 : 15 Million USD, 2013 - 8.3 Million USD & Expected in 2016, 25 Million USD
Dry van 20 & 40 HC, ISO Tanks, Flat Racks, Open Tops
Singapore, Malaysia, Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi, Gandhidham, Tuticorin, Cochin, Ludhiana, Kolkata, Port Klang, Pasir Gudang, Penang
7000 TEUs of Dry, ISO Tanks, & Special Equipments as on Jan 2016
Real-time. Automatic. No information delay.
No lose scrap like HMS or turning/boring. To maintain containers of high quality. Can accept bundled ferrous & non-ferrous scrap.
To prevent abandoning of cargo at POD by consignees & penal proceedings against Econ by Ports like Jebel Ali.
Dry Cargo, High Density, High Cube, Flat Rack, Open Top, Over Dimensional Cargo, General Purpose
Port Of Loading, Port Of Discharge, Final Place Of Loading, Estimated Time Of Arrival, Actual Time of Arrival, Estimated Time Of Berthing, Bill Of Lading, Shipped On Board
We give 14 days free. From the time the customer picks the Units to until he hands over to the Port for loading within the window period of the planned vessel.
The document is passed online by an authorised person from his login. His name, time of passing, and the IP address are captured in the system. Since persons having only unique email ids are authorise
The looks of a document depends on the quality of paper and printer. To have a good looking OBL you may use bond paper and colour printer. However, in our business authenticity & reliability are more important. Our eBL system is more secure & safe than conventional BLs with ink signatures and seals.
From your Login. Guidelines & precations can be seen as mouse-over on the fields. SI should be filled before departure of the vessel.
The shipper locks the BL, after entering all information on SI. Information can not be changed after locking. The reason for locking is that, the data in the BL can be safely submitted to the Customs
3 working days before the vessel arrives at the POD. Sunday, Saturdays or Fridays in Islamic countries, are not to be counted. For short transits, where the transit time is lesser than 3 days, the BL
For bundled scrap it is Rs 3000/ per TEU and loose HMS or Turning & Boring scrap it is Rs 5000/. When scrap is overloaded or more than 26T per TEU, there is another surcharge of Rs 3000/ or extra secu
Middle East Container Repair Company is the monopoly inside Jebel Ali port to clean or repair containers. Since there is no competition, they charge unfairly & unreasonably high. It is difficult to av
(1) LOI (Letter Of Indemnity) from shipper & consignee (2) BG (Bank Guarantee) of 100% cargo value from consignee. This can be waived against premium of 300 USD (3) Admin Fees 100 USD. Link to download LOI http://tinyurl.com/paoxjlr
Yes. Before SOB can be done without charges. After SOB (1) 100 USD as COD charge per BL (2) LOI
You can find the most used Forms under Download in home page. Other Forms are there in Branch Login dashboard.
Yes. ISO 9001-2008 by British Certification Inc. Econship believes in quality.
Yes. By CRISIL. SE2B. A strong performer.
(1) eBL (2) eDO (3) Dedicated Customer Login (4) Focus on high standards of quality