All World Shipping


AWS PROCEDURES

I. BECOMING AN ALL WORLD SHIPPING AGENT
A. Requirements

Members of WCA (www.wcaworld.com) or Lognet Global (www.lognetglobal.com) are pre-qualified to become agents of AWS. All applicants must complete and return the signed forms and agreements specified below in Section E.


B. Agents' Compensation and Costs

Agents are entitled to keep the net revenues derived from their sales and operational efforts on behalf of AWS less payment of AWS service contract rates, shipment insurance, tariff filing fees and an AWS operational fees. AWS operational fees are as follows and will be collected from each AWS agent office on a monthly basis.


C. AWS Fees

    1. HBL Fee:
    • USD 20.00 for LCL
    • USD 21.00 for FCL (one container)
    • USD 25.00 for FCL (two or more containers)

    2. Rate Tariff Filing Fee (U.S. shipments only):
    • USD 15.00 per filing

    3. AMS Transmission Fee (imports to U.S. only) / AFR Transmission Fee (imports to Japan only) :
    • USD 19.50 per transmission
    • USD 18.50 per transmission (for agents who posted an USD 250 refundable deposit)
    • USD 16.50 per transmission (for agents who posted an USD 1000 refundable deposit)

    Note : Both the AWS AMS fee and the AWS AFR fee above include the initial filing, 24 hour customer service support and any additional updated filings for an HBL. There are no additional charges for amendments.

D. AWS HBL Legal Liability Insurance

Every AWS HBL is covered by legal liability and errors and omissions insurance of USD 1,000,000 including up to USD 50,000 for detention, demurrage and legal expenses associated with abandoned cargo. The insurance deductible is a low USD 1,000 per shipment and is the responsibility of the agent in the event of a claim settlement.


E. Application Forms and Contracts

All agents must sign the All World Shipping Agency Agreement, AMS Liability Waiver, and Code of Ethics. You can download these forms from http://www.allworldshipping.com/agreement/. Please complete, sign and date these forms and agreements and return to us by scanning and email or by fax. Applicants will not be authorized to act as an AWS agent and will not be provided with user ID and password to access AWS system and be able to issue the electronic on-line AWS bills of lading until all forms and agreements are properly executed, received and approved by All World Shipping. In addition, all applicants who are not members of the WCA or Lognet Global must complete the Agency Application Form ( http://www.allworldshipping.com/agreement/).


II. STAFF
All World Shipping Corp's senior management is based at AWS' world headquarters in Tampa, Florida US. In additional, AWS has branches office in Bangkok, Shanghai, Amsterdam and Mumbai to co-ordinate with our agents in each region.

With Regional Coordinators in key locations, AWS aims to assist all AWS agents. However, please understand and respect that the AWS offices, while always ready, willing, and able to help solve agents' problems, are not intended to replace the agents' traffic departments or act in any other capacity than provided for in this procedure. See AWS contact directory at the end of this document for telephone/fax numbers and addresses of AWS contacts.
III. RATES

AWS has negotiated excellent U.S. import and export FCL rates available to all agents of All World Shipping. AWS rates will be accessible to its agents via our Service Contract Look-up Aid where agents can quickly check the current AWS base rates with each carrier. Our full Service Contracts are posted in the Members section of the AWS website. AWS is also gathering information from its agents to negotiate better rates from other regions.

If the required rate cannot be found, please send an email to info@allworldshipping.com with the subject Rate Request and provide all of the critical information such as POL, POD, specific commodity, monthly volume, equipment type, current carrier, current rate, target carrier and target rate. We will endeavor to secure the rate you require.

Please note that All World Shipping agents will be expected to share their particular trade lane advantages, knowledge and rates with other AWS agents thereby improving rate levels for all.

IV. SHIPPING & DOCUMENTATION PROCEDURES
A. Booking Cargo

Contact the respective carrier, identify yourself as an All World Shipping agent and book your shipments directly with the carrier. Inform the carrier that All World Shipping will be the Shipper on the MBL with you as Agent. Reference the appropriate service contract or rate agreement number. A few carriers also require the appropriate booking code (e.g. Maersk).


B. SOLAS VGM

As an Agent of All World Shipping you will have the task of communicating with the Shipper not only the requirements to comply with SOLAS but also the securing of the VGM (Verified Gross Mass). This occurs because on the MBL All World Shipping will show as the Shipper and yourself as the Agent.

The procedure when using All World Shipping is that the Booking and MBL process happens outside of the AWS On-Line system so that the Agent can easily maintain information regarding the shipment and feed the various other modules within your own Logistics systems.

Given this is current and vital process you will need to adopt additional procedures to secure information at the earliest point while confirming to the Actual Shipper their Liability regarding supplying this information

When contacted by a Shipper to start a shipment you should reaffirm the requirements of SOLAS and send them the attached suggested Spreadsheet to capture the mandated information on a per container basis and return the form to you for your record and then supply the same to any Ocean Carrier or other bodies as requested

One additional thought would be to include the following statement in your Booking confirmation back to the shipper

SOLAS WEIGHT CERTIFICATION:
Merchant acknowledges that it is required to provide verified weights obtained on calibrated, certified equipment of all cargo that is to be tendered to steamship lines. Shipper agrees that Carrier is entitled to rely on the accuracy of such weights and to counter-sign or endorse it as Carrier’s own certified weight to the steamship line carrying the cargo. The Merchant agrees that it shall indemnify and hold the Carrier harmless from any and all claims, losses, penalties or other costs resulting from any incorrect or questionable verification of the weight provided by Merchant or its agent or contractor on which the Carrier relies.

We intend to also modify our on-line procedures to include this information and also reference the same in the Terms and Conditions on the Back of the HBL

How can the gross mass be verified?

The SOLAS regulation allows for two methods to verify the gross mass (VGM) of packed containers:

Method 1. Weighing the packed container using calibrated and certified equipment; or
Method 2: Weighing all packages and cargo items, including the mass of pallets, dunnage and other securing material to be packed in the container and adding the tare mass of the container to the sum of the single masses, using a certified method approved by the competent authority of the State in which packing of the container was completed.
Method 2 will not be practical for shippers of bulk commodities like iron ore, grain, etc.,

For more information about VGM Suggested Process and Template Click here


C. Rate Filing (only for shipments to and from the U.S.)

If the shipment is USA export or if you are importing into the USA, you must send your sell rates to AWS and AWS will make the filing in the AWS FMC tariff for you. Your sell rate needs to include all charges and be filed as a lump sum. The sell rate must be filed even if it is the same as the "buy" rate. Please note that it is imperative to properly and accurately declare the commodity being shipped as otherwise the FMC may impose severe penalties. Please ensure that the rate be submitted within 1 working day prior to effective date requested and the rate should be filed in AWS FMC Tariff prior to the carrier picking up the cargo at origin on door moves or upon receipt of cargo at the terminal. Each agent will be billed for tariff filing fees at $15.00 per rate filing. For rate filing format & instructions, please access at Tariff Filings page or go to main page and select Tariff Filing button.


D. Loading Confirmation

Agents are responsible to work with the carriers and confirm cargo has been loaded onto vessel and send the appropriate pre-alert information to the destination agent. Should there be any changes to the vessel name or departure date all documents need to be amended accordingly and the destination agent notified. Always, identify yourself as an All World Shipping agent so the carrier will know AWS is their shipper.


E. AMS Filing (only for shipments to the U.S.)

For shipments to the USA, agents are responsible for submitting their manifests through AMS as per the U.S. Customs regulations by using (http://www.allworldshipping.com/bl/login.php). All AMS submission must be done 24 hours prior to vessel departure at the port of load. At the same time you must provide the destination agent with the proper information to complete the ISF 10+2 filing on behalf of the import consignee. Please email AWS Admin to apply to update your User ID / Password for AMS access. Each agent will be billed for AMS Transmission fees at USD 19.50 per transmission. A reduced AMS filing fee is available for agents who elect to post a refundable deposit.


F. AWS HBL

Agents are responsible for submitting the necessary export paperwork to the ocean carrier to obtain the Master OBL.

When an agent issues the AWS HBL in conjunction with a shipment, All World Shipping MUST be shown on the ocean carrier’s MBL in either the Shipper or the Consignee box. The most common procedure is to show the following on the MBL: All World Shipping Corp., as agent __________ (your company name) followed by your company address. Showing All World Shipping on the MBL is essential to link it to the AWS HBL.

When you utilize the HBL in a USA Trade you MUST ensure that you have completed the other required functions: on all U.S. shipments you must file a FMC sell rate in the AWS FMC tariff and on all inbound shipments to the U.S. you must complete the AMS filing to U.S. Customs prior to completing the HBL via our on-line system.

The AWS HBL should be issued prior to the vessel sailing but MUST be issued within seven days of vessel sailing. Failure to issue the AWS HBL within this time frame will subject the agent to a late filing fee of USD 50.00 per HBL in addition to the standard HBL fee.

Regardless of the origin or destination of the shipment, if the Master OBL shows All World Shipping as the Shipper or the Consignee, the AWS Agent MUST issue the online AWS HBL. No manual AWS HBL may be utilized under any circumstances. There are absolutely no exceptions to this. Any agent failing to adhere to this policy will be subject to the penalties outlined and be subject to having their membership terminated.


G. AWS Monthly Invoice

AWS invoices our agents on a monthly basis our fees for issuing our on-line HBL, filing rates in our tariff and AMS filing. We recommend payment using Partner Pay or suggest that each agent keep funds deposited at AWS.


H. Cargo Restrictions

The AWS HBL may only be used for containerized cargo and may be used for Personal Effects / Household Goods only with prior approval from AWS. The AWS HBL may not be used for shipments of bullion and precious metals; bank notes, coins, checks or credit cards; bonds or other financial instruments; jewelry or works of art, antiques or precious stones; live animals, military goods; cellular or mobile telephones.


I. Shipping Documents (on shipments to and from the U.S.)

The Federal Maritime Commissions mandates that OTIs must include their names and license or registration numbers on all shipping documents and communications (including written, printed and electronic communications), and require their agents to include the OTI principal’s name, license or registration number on all shipping documents issued on behalf of the OTI. An entity that issues shipping documents in its own name is presumed to be operating in its own name and not on behalf of a licensed or registered OTI.

All World Shipping and our OTI information must be included on all shipping documents per the example below:

"Freight and other charges included on the invoice are in accordance with All World Shipping HBL AWSLxxxxxx. All World Shipping is a registered NVOCC with the Federal Maritime Commission as per OTI License 17455N. More information regarding All World Shipping can be found at www.allworldshipping.com."


J. Failure to Comply

Agents who fail to comply with Tariff, AMS or SED filing or issuing the on-line HBL as specified in the procedures outlined above will be subject to legal action and termination of agency privileges.


V. CODE OF ETHICS
Every agent of All World Shipping is required to sign the Standard Code of Ethics and fax the same to your nearest AWS Regional office. All agents are required to follow the code of ethics to ensure that All World Shipping Corp. is not jeopardized due to a single agent's non compliance.
VI. INSURANCE
All World Shipping Agent can get the best possible insurance cover at super-low premiums with the competitive advantages offered by WCA Risk Management. For more information, please visit http://www.wcariskmanagement.com or you can contact serviceteam@wcariskmanagement.com
VII. PAYMENT OF FREIGHT BILLS
AWS agents are responsible to pay all carriers directly and in a timely fashion, respecting the credit terms negotiated by All World Shipping Corp. (typically 15 days or as per local norms). Individual agents will not be permitted to jeopardize AWS credit. Agents exceeding credit terms will be immediately notified by AWS and must make payment via overnight courier by the next business morning. Failure to do so will result in agents suspension until agent posts sufficient funds to AWS to cover its shipping activities.
VIII. AWS CONTACTS: Your key contacts at AWS are as follows;


North America office:

 

Address

550 North Reo Street, Suite 300
Tampa, Florida, 33609 USA
Phone:   +1 813 637 9100
Fax:       +1 813 315 7577
Email:   info@allworldshipping.com

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Mr. Ross V. Stemmler
President and COO
rstemmler@allworldshipping.com
+1 813-610-1994


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Mr. Gerard DeBow
Vice President of Business and Process Development
gdebow@allworldshipping.com
+1 908-578-4730


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Ms. Lisa Green
Regional Customer Service Manager
lgreen@allworldshipping.com
+1 828-545-5893


Amsterdam Netherland office:

Address

Strawinskylaan 1065
World Trade Center - Tower D - Level 10
1077 XX Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Phone: +31-20-3338370
Fax:    +31-20-3338375
info@allworldshipping.com

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Ms. Monica Tappi
Director of Membership Development
monica@wcaworld.com


Shanghai China office:

Address:

Room503, Building B, Guangqi Cultural Plaza,
No.2899A Xietu Road, Xuhui District
Shanghai, 200030, China
Phone: +86 21 6487 9050
Fax: +86 21 6487 9071
Email:   info@allworldshipping.com

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Ms. Dominic W.
General Manager
info@allworldshipping.com


India Sub Continent office:

Address: Office Unit No. 202 , Second Floor, Kailas Corporate Lounge,
Godrej Hiranandani Link Road,Vikhroli (West),
Mumbai – 400 079
#+91-22-25189581 to 85
Cell Phone # - 9867572007
Email:   info@allworldshipping.com

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Ms. Rita
General Manager
info@allworldshipping.com


Bangkok Thailand office:

Address:

29 Bangkok Business Centre 21st Floor
Sukhumvit Soi 63 (Ekamai)
Bangkok 10110 Thailand
Phone: +66 2 726 9060 up to 9
Fax: +66 2 726 9070
Email:   info@allworldshipping.com

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Ms. Wannakarat T. (Ten)
Asia Regional Coordinator
ten@allworldshipping.com  


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Ms. Tipwipa O. (Tip)
Asia Regional Coordinator
tip@allworldshipping.com  


Africa office:

Address:

Oxford Street,
behind Woodin, #29, Osu RE
Accra, Ghana
Phone: +233 241 642 272
Email:   info@allworldshipping.com

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Mr. Charles
General Manager – Africa
charles@wcaworld.com

 
 
 


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