A container seal is a lock-like device applied by a specific person after the cargo is loaded into the container and the door is properly closed. Container seals can be divided into customs seals, commodity inspection seals and commercial seals according to the person applying them. Once the container seal is properly locked, it cannot be opened unless it is violently damaged (ie, cut open), and the damaged container seal cannot be reused. Each container seal has a unique serial number identification. As long as the appearance of the container is complete, the door of the container is properly closed, and the lead seal of the container is properly locked, it can be proved that the container has not been opened without permission during transportation, and the packing person is responsible for the supervision and responsibility of the inside of the container.
Customs seals are not allowed to be opened at will, and are subject to legal responsibility. There are two situations in which customs usually impose seals: First, customs unpacking and inspection. Customs inspection means that customs officers open the container or take out all the containers for inspection. In order to prevent the consignor from thinking that it was illegally inspected by others, a customs seal is sealed to tell the consignor that this is the customs inspection. At the same time, the customs seal number must also be recorded on the customs inspection record. The second is customs transit. Customs transit refers to goods imported from port customs and forwarded to inland customs for declaration.
The box number is the unique identification of the container body. The seal number may be changed during the container transportation process, that is to say, there may be multiple seal numbers during the transportation process. The bill of lading number is associated with the goods contained in the container and may be one or more. That is to say, a container can hold multiple bills of lading goods, and there is no limit on the quantity. If the container (container) only contains goods from one shipper and one CONSIGNEE, then there is only one bill of lading number, one container number, and one seal number. If it is LCL, then there are as many B/L numbers as there are SHIPPER goods, and the container number and seal number are only one.
The container seal number is neither given by the customs nor the terminal, but by the shipowner. It is obtained by the unit entrusted by the consignor at the terminal when the container is mentioned empty. The container seal number of different shipping companies The method is different. The container seal number and seal are in one-to-one correspondence. After the factory has finished loading the container, it will lock the seal by itself to indicate the quantity of goods before the factory approves the door of the container to be locked. When the heavy container is returned to the yard, the terminal will also Record the information of the container, the factory cannot change the seal at will. The only way for the shipowner to be the carrier of the goods is to ensure the integrity of the goods.