|Place of Origin:||China|
|Cargo Type:||By Air, Air Freight, Air Cargo||Transit Time:||4-7 Days|
Botswana is located in Southern Africa. Formerly the British protectorate of Bechuanaland . Botswana use it is new name after independence within Commonwealth in 1966. Since then Botswana maintain consistence of uninterrupted democratic election.
70% of the territory is covered by Kalahari Desert . The neighboring countries are South Africa ,Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia.
Botswana is one of the most politically stable and prosperous countries thanks to the good governance. Botswana transferred itself from a lower income country of per capital of usd70 per year to usd18,825 per capital of middle income country which is one of the highest in Africa.
Botswana is a member of the African union and also the member of South Africa Development Community. In 1964, Britain accept suggestion for the Botswana’ self governance . following that Seretse Khama, was elected as the first President of Botswana.
Economy : Botswana is very fast growing economy in the world thank to the rich resource and good governance. The purchasing power parity is one of the highest in Africa which give its standard of living around that of Mexico. The bank system is one of the most competitive and advanced in Africa and provide easy access to of credit for entrepreneurs for the growth of the business and providing more job opportunity to the people . The government also are encouraging the development of banking sector aiming to becoming the financial hub of the Africa .
Language : English is the official language and other languages widely used in Africa Setwana, Kalanga, Sarwa, Ndebele, ..etc.
The capital and the largest city of Botswana is Gaborone and the 2nd largest city is Francistown.
China , Botswana relationship : China established its diplomatic relationship with Botswana in 1975 .
Most of the air Cargo from Guangzhou, Shanghai, Shenzhen to Botswana are discharged in Gaborone.
A1 China freight is focused to cover African Air Ports connected to international container liner services from China to Africa
Our air forwarding networks cover almost all main airports. They are Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Ningbo, Hangzhou, Xiamen to Gaborone ,Botswana When you choose transportation by air, we know the clock is ticking. We’ll strive to move your items to any airport safely and timely at competitive rates.
We can collect your goods from your supplier. Besides, we offer consolidation services for our clients. Once all the commodities are grouped together at our warehouse, we can ship them cost effectively, rather than sending them one by one.
A1 China freight can offer a flexible range of Ocean Freight services for both Less-Than-Container Load (LCL) and Full-Container Load (FCL) shipments. These are backed by comprehensive Ocean Freight Management Services as well as Break-bulk, Project Forwarding, Partial and Full Charter Services.
We delivers a significant cost advantage to merchants, particularly those operating with low inventories in fast moving industries such as electronics, fashion and footwear.
Airfreight is fast-moving, challenging and constantly changing – it’s the nature of the business. A1 China freight is one of the largest air freight transportation providers from China to Botswana offering a full and comprehensive package of premium, value-added services and specialist products all of which are specifically tailor-made for you.
We have the capability to delivers cargo to all cities of Botswana . A1 Chinafreight partnerships with major air carriers give customers priority access to competitive rates and space allocations
A1 China freight sea freight department gives you the option of groupage, also known as less than container load (LCL). Additionally we can provide all types of full load containers (FCL), from 20-foot general-purpose containers, to flat bed, open top and refrigerated (Reefer) containers for perishable products.
Our extensive experience ranges over many products including:
International Shipping Terms
|1.||3PL||3rd Party Logistics||A third party, who takes care of the logistics value chain.|
|2.||BAF||Bunker Adjustment Factor||A kind of fuel surcharge added to the freigt rates.|
|3.||Barge||A kind of small ship||Flat Bottomed cargo carrying boat. It is used for movement of small quantity cargo. Mainly used for coastal or river movements.|
|4.||BL||Bill of Lading||BL is issued by the carrier (Shipping Line/NVOCC). This is the document which is presented to the shipping line at POD, and then only cargo can be cleared.|
|5.||Break Bulk||Break Bulk Cargo||The cargo which can be counted (Other than Containers). It includes Steel coils, Vehicles etc.|
|6.||Bulk Cargo||Bulk Cargo||The cargo like coal, limestone etc. These are loaded in the hatches of the ships with the help of cranes having grabs.|
|7.||CAF||Currency Adjustment Factor||A kind of surcharge added to freight rates, to mitigate the currency risk.|
|8.||CAN||Cargo Arrival Notice||A document issued by carrier/agent to the importer, notifying him about the arrival of cargo.|
|9.||CBU||Completely Built Unit||Vehicles being shipped in fully built form.|
|10.||CFS||Container Freight Station||CFS is a kind of customs bound warehouse, where stuffing and destuffing of containers are done. These are near to the ports.|
|11.||CKD||Completely Knocked Down||Vehicles being shipped in parts. One vehicle is knocked down in many small small parts and these parts are shipped in containers.|
|12.||CoC||Carrier Owned Container||The containers owned by the carriers.|
|13.||CY||Container Yards||These are genaral purpose yards, where generally empty containers are stacked.|
|14.||DBL||Draft Bill of Lading||The B/L issued by the Carrier to Freight Forwarder. This is just to check the actual format of the B/L as per LC. Master B/L is issued on the basis of DBL and after MBL is issued, this remains null and void.|
|15.||DC||Dangerous Cargo||Cargos like petroleum, chemical etc. Special equipments are required to handle these.|
|16.||Demurrage||Demurrage||The penalty paid by the charterar to the owner of the ship for delay in completing the voyage.|
|17.||Dispatch||Dispatch||The money paid by the owner of the ship to the charterar for completing the voyage in advance. Genarally the rate will be half of demurrage rate.|
|18.||DO||Delivery Order||A document issued by carrier/agent to the importer, giving him the authority to collect the cargo. This is issued after B/L is surrendered to the carrier/agent.|
|19.||EGM||Export General Manifest||A document issued by carrier/agent to the port authorities stating that a container is going for export.|
|20.||FAK||Freight of all Kind||Freight charged by linear operators. Quoted in terms of per TEU.|
|21.||FCL||Full Container Load||When one container contains cargo for only one consignee.|
|22.||Feeder||Feeder Service||A kind of shipping service in which ships ply between a distant port and some port having linear service. For Ex- service between Haldia and Colombo. In this case Haldia is a distant port whereas many linear routes pass through Colombo.|
|23.||FEU||Forty Feet Equivalent Unit||A container of 40' length. One FEU is equal to 2 TEU.|
|24.||FR||Flat Rack||A kind of container which has just the bottom, like a rack. Generally used for oversized cargo. Freight is more.|
|25.||Freight||Freight||Money charged by shipping lines to take the cargo from one port to another.|
|26.||HBL||House Bill of Lading||The B/L issued by Freight Forwarder to the Shipper. In this B/L the name of actual importer will reflect as consignee.|
|27.||IATA||International Air Transport Organisation||An organisation of all the air transporters across the world. Any new air transporter needs an IATA license to operate.|
|28.||ICD||Inland Container Depot||ICDs' are a kind of CFS only. The only difference is that ICDs' are far from the ports. These are generally called Dry Ports.|
|29.||IGM||Import General Manifest||A document issued by carrier/agent to the port authorities stating that a container is coming for imports.|
|30.||LC||Letter of Credit||LC is the master document. It is opened by the bank of consignee in favour of the shipper. All the terms & conditions of the trade are mentioned in this document.|
|31.||LCL||Less than Container Load||When one container contains cargo for more than one consignee.|
|32.||Lo-Lo||Lift On Lift Off||It is generally used to describe the kind of terminals where vehicles/containers or any cargo are lifted through lifts and put onto the ship.|
|33.||Mate's Receipt||Mate's Receipt||A declaration given by the captain of the ship about the cargo. B/L is issued based on this.|
|34.||MBL||Master Bill of Lading||The B/L issued by Carrier to the Freight Forwarder. In this B/L Freight Forwarder will be shown as consignee. This is done to hide the actual importers details from the Carrier.|
|35.||MLO||Main Line Operator||The shipping lines, having linear services.|
|36.||MTO||Multimodal Transport Operator||A Kind of license issued by DG-Shipping. It authorises carriers to issue multimodal B/L.|
|37.||OT||Open Top||A kind of container which has no ceiling. Used for oversized cargo. Freight is more than general container.|
|38.||POD||Port of Discharge||The port where cargo is to be discharged.|
|39.||POL||Port of Loading||The port where cargo has been loaded on the ship.|
|40.||Reefer||Refrigerated Container||The containers having refrigeration units. They have a battery to operate on and are connected to external power at ports and on ships. Used for shipping meats, fruits etc.|
|41.||RMQ||Rail Mounted Quay||A kind of crane used at container terminals.|
|42.||Ro-Ro||Roll On Roll Off||It is a kind of terminal used to ship the vehicles in CBU forms. Vehicles are just driven through the terminal and parked in the ship.|
|43.||SKD||Semi Knocked Down||Vehicles being shipped in parts. One vehicle is knocked down into 4-5 major parts and these parts are shipped.|
|44.||Slot||Slot||Money charged by shipping lines from NVOCC operators to take containers from one port to another.|
|45.||SoC||Shipper Owned Container||The containers which have been arranged by the shipper/agent and not by the shipping line.|
|46.||TAMP||Tariff Authority of Major Ports||A statutory body formed by GoI. It regulates the tariffs charged at all the 12 major ports|
|47.||TEU||Twenty Feet Equivalent Unit||Represents a unit for containers. One TEU is equal to one container of 20' length.|
|48.||THC||Terminal Handling Charges||Charges to be paid to terminal operator (Most of the cases-Ports). It includes loading charges and charges paid to the stevedores.|
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