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close this bookCARE Food Manual (CARE , 1998, 355 p.)
close this folderChapter 8 - Food receipt and dispatch
close this folderII. Receipt of Food
close this folderA. Ways that Food is Received
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View the document1. Discharged at Port
View the document2. Through Bill of Lading
View the document3. Received as a Loan or Transfer
View the document4. Received as a Repayment of a Loan
View the document5. Transferred to Another Warehouse
View the document6. Returned to the Warehouse

2. Through Bill of Lading

A Through Bill of Lading stipulates a delivery location other than the port. The shipper is responsible for transporting the food from the port to the location named on the Through Bill of Lading. Generally, the delivery location is a CARE or counterpart warehouse. The independent discharge survey occurs at the warehouse and not at the port. Although CARE is not responsible for transportation, CARE should ask the shipping company to use a CARE waybill when the company arranges for transportation out of the port of arrival.

Country Office Example

US Food is shipped to CARE Guatemala on a Through Bill of Lading with the primary warehouse in Guatemala City listed as the delivery location. The shipping company transports the food from the port to the primary warehouse. CARE Guatemala contracts a clearing and forwarding agent to keep the country office advised of the status of the food at port and to facilitate the dispatch of the food from the port. An agent is not mandatory at the port when food is shipped on a Through Bill of Lading, but CARE Guatemala has found that the benefits far exceed the costs. The agent has pre-printed, pre-numbered CARE waybills that he prepares for each dispatch from the port. The warehouse manager in Guatemala City records the receipt of each delivery from the port in the Receipt Information section of the waybill.