Submitting your Pre Receival Advice for Export Containers (PRA) to the Stevedores is crucial to having your Container/s accepted on the wharf.
- A PRA advises the terminal that a container will be dropped off for export
- The PRA outlines general information about that container, including container number, commodity and destination
- No PRA = no export
(PRA) Pre Receival Advice is a notification sent between exporters or from thier nominated freight agent, and the wharf stevedores. It provides details about the containers to be shipped and directly affects cargo acceptance by the Wharf. If the information is incorrect, whether it be a Container Number, Destination, Vessel or a simple delay in submitting this Information to the wharf the Containers will not be accepted by the terminal, resulting in futile trips and sometimes if the cargo misses cutoff it can result in Costly container detention while the containers roll to the next ship.
To avoid these circumstances, you need to know some very useful tips shared below.
Correct Container Information
You need to fill in a lot of details about the container, including container number, container type, gross weight and so on. Any differences in this data can lead to the Pre Receival Advice for Export Containers being rejected.
Check, Check and check again.
Providing incorrect information may not only lead to Pre Receival Advice rejection but can also result in penalties when it comes to Weight Declarations under global Solas VGM Rules. As an exporter, it is expected from you to fill in the PRA details, including your contact information, correctly. It includes the name of the person authorized to manage the export activities in your company as well as the email address from where the communication would take place.
A good idea is to use an export documentation tool which allows easy Pre Receival Advice for Export Containers communication in some easy steps. One great advantage of these tools is that you can maintain records of PRAs and use them every time you wish to start a new communication with the same terminal operator.
Choose a Freight Agent Who already has the Software and Licenses to do it for you
Sending a Pre Receival Advice for Export Containers using a cloud-based solution is one of the most effective ways to achieve success. For this, you don’t need to install any specific software in your office computers. All you need to do is Contact us, we are happy to tailor a solution for you.
The main advantage of using these solutions is that al
l types of export activities surpass the time and location constraints.
Shipping isnt a 9am-5pm monday to friday Job !
- No PRA = no export