Cargo Agent or Freight Forwarder
A professional or company that offers customized solutions to users for cargo transportation of any modal (air, sea or land), and is responsible for pick-up and/or delivery at origin and destination. The pre-shipment and post-shipment are the primary responsibility of the Cargo Agent.
Cargo handling in public-use facilities, which includes reception, cargo inspection, internal movement, opening packages for customs inspection, handling, storage, delivery and also loading and unloading of aircraft with the use for equipment.
The abstract process of assembling several small, medium or large-sized shipments into one unit, in order to achieve greater cargo weight.
Weight/volume ratio of the package. Large lightweight shipments are usually charged based on dimensional weight.
When the Brazilian Customs Authority releases an imported product after verification.
Customs Forwarding Process
Set of tax driven procedures based on the Import Declaration (DI - Declaração de Importação) submitted to the Federal Revenue Services by the importer. The primary objective is to ensure compliance of import or export operations in several aspects, especially tax-related.
The breakdown of aeronautical ULDs or pallets after being recorded into warehouse system and assigned to breakdown station. Example: racks, hydraulic platforms or designated areas of the warehouse.
An area of the terminal where vehicles come for loading and/or unloading.
Wheeled platform equipped with a 5th wheel in order to hitch a trailer to a truck, creating a road train. When hitching a trailer to a dolly, it becomes equal to a trailer, as the weight of the traction vehicle does not carry weight.
Simplified Export Declaration.
Simplified Import Declaration.
Customs Transit Declaration.
International Transit Declaration.
Plastic used during palletizing to wrap and protect cargo from dust/dirt. Transparency allows visual inspection.
Short for Ground Handling Services, which covers all land support services for aircrafts, passengers, baggage, cargo and mail. These services can be provided by the airport or by third-party companies. When airlines service their own aircrafts and passengers, it is called self-handling.
Machine used to carry heavy materials to the surface.
Document or information provided by the airline, via the Siscomex-Mantra system, which informs the Brazilian Customs Authority the cargo details (weight, volume, cargo type, consignee, etc.) contained in a flight.
Stretch Wrapping Machine
Machine used for wrapping pallets using stretch film.
The act of accommodating cargo on wooden pallets.
Dry Port or Bonded Warehouse
Public-use customs facility under Customs control where operations such as handling, storage and customs forwarding of goods and baggage take place, may be set in primary or secondary border zones, outside of bonded ports or airports.
A movement order for retrieving cargo from storage for the purpose of inspection, verification or cargo clearance.
Area under Customs control, declared as much by the authorities, in any area of the country, be it primary or secondary zone.
Acronym for "Integrated System of Foreign Trade" ("Sistema Integrado de Comércio Exterior"). Brazilian Customs system developed in 1997, to integrate registration, monitoring and control of foreign trade through a single flow of computerized information. Users with access to Siscomex may include: customs agents, directors or employees of the represented company; employees of subsidiary or related company of the represented company, and specifically designated civil servant or employee, with special accreditation.
Computerized system developed by Infraero for cargo management and cargo terminal control. It allows you to monitor and control the entire cargo route in the warehouse, including documentation, storage procedures, billing and customs clearance.
System consisting of several shelves to create vertical storage and a three axis handler that stores or retrieves each item programmatically.
Grouping of cargo in appropriate units for handling and transportation. One or more shipments may be grouped, depending on the type of the ULD used.
A key element in foreign trade the tax and tariff system. Besides being a base for tax collecting and protection of local industry, it also serves for the application of other controls or means to improve trade relations between countries, such as contingency and statistical calculations.
Entrance or departure location for cargo and people. This includes ports, airports and bonded border facilities, where there is Customs control.
All areas not defined as Primary zone, that is, the rest of the national territory.