New Customer Documents
Please feel free to contact us to get the process started as a new customer. We will provide you with a login to access the new customer documents for you to download. Make sure to fill out the forms requested by our customer service department and return to our office. The description of each form can be found below.
EWC Credit Application
The documentation that is completed by a new customer seeking to apply for a line of credit with EWC. The information on the application is used to determine the customer's credit history and their ability to pay the invoices within the terms set forth in the transportation agreement. Without a line of credit, shipments are handled on a pre-paid basis.
Bill of Lading
A document that establishes the terms of a contract between a shipper and a transportation company under which freight is to be moved between specified points for a specified charge. Usually prepared by the authorized agent on forms issued by the carrier, it serves as a document of title, a contract of carriage, and a receipt for goods.
Document of Title
Any written instrument, such as a bill of lading, that in the usual course of business is considered sufficient proof that the person who possesses it is entitled to receive, hold, and dispose of the instrument and the goods that it covers.
There are two basic types of bills of lading. A straight bill of lading is one in which the goods are consigned to a designated party. An order bill is one in which the goods are consigned to the order of a named party. This distinction is important in determining whether a bill of lading is negotiable (capable of transferring title to the goods covered under it by its delivery or endorsement). If its terms provide that the freight is to be delivered to the shipper of the bill, to the order of a named party, or, as recognized in overseas trade, to a named person, a bill, as a document of title, is negotiable. In contrast, a straight bill is not negotiable.
Contract of Carriage
Binding contract which includes terms of transportation that state the duties and privileges of a carrier and a shipper. The carrier takes the responsibility of delivering goods from a given point of departure to a given destination, in exchange of freight. This contract tackles issues particularly related to things being carried, liability associated with it, and compensation for damage, injury, or how the loss of the goods is measured, allocated and paid. Among common carriers, they are usually evidenced by standard terms and conditions printed on the reverse of a carriage document, such as a bill of lading.
Receipt of Goods
A document signed by a carrier or the carrier's representative and issued to the shipper of the goods that evidences the receipt of goods for shipment to a specified designation and person or business. The principal use of the bill of lading is as a receipt issued by the carrier once the goods have been loaded onto the vessel. This receipt can be used as proof of shipment for customs , insurance purposes, and also as commercial proof of completing a contractual obligation, especially under INCO terms.
Credit Card Authorization
A credit card authorization form is an approval on a cardholder account for a sale amount. This form authorizes EWC to process payment of a customer’s invoice(s) using their credit card.
Foreign Party EEI Authorization
The Foreign Principal Party in Interest (FPPI) is the party shown on the transportation document to whom final delivery or end-use of the goods will be made. This party may be the ultimate consignee or forwarding agent in the country of ultimate destination. The Foreign Party EEI authorization is required when a freight forwarder will act as the agent to facilitate export of items from the United States on its behalf and prepare and file the EEI. This is referred to as a routed transaction.
Shipper’s Consent to Search
The Indirect Air Carrier (IAC) is required to search or inspect cargo per regulations set forth by TSA. It is the IAC’s responsibility to advise the shipper of this requirement and obtain their consent. Without this consent, the IAC must refuse to accept or transport cargo on behalf of the shipper.
A logistics agreement signed by two parties that defines the shipping relations between the signatories. It provides all applicable terms and conditions as set forth by industry standards and the freight forwarders standard operating procedures and policies.
USPPI EEI Authorization
The USPPI is the person or company in the U.S. that receives the primary benefit, monetary or otherwise, of the export transaction. The EEI authorization is required when a freight forwarder will act as the agent for purposes of filing the Electronic Export Information via the AES Direct system on behalf of the shipper.