Freight services - Additional Services
We act as suppliers for special projects requiring heavy shipments, such as annual expos. We were the proud logistics provider for Jamaica 50 celebrations in the United Kingdom.
We operate both from our own on-site warehouse facility and from the port's facility.
Our on-site secured warehouse facility supports our Customers' needs as a centrally located receiving point, for goods intended for export. We offer the traditional logistic services of storage, handling, packaging & crating, re-packing, shrink wrapping and consolidation.
The Port of Kingston is situated on the Kingston Harbour. It is the world's seventh largest natural Harbour and ranked 65th amongst the world's top 100 container ports.
The Port of Kingston is an HMS Customs facility with Break Bulk Terminal at Kingston Wharves Ltd and a Container Terminal operated by APM Terminals Ltd.
The Break Bulk Terminal operates seven Berths, which receive, store and deliver general bulk and bulk cargo; consolidate and deconsolidate containerized cargo and delivery of containerized traffic. There is an adjoining cold storage facility of over 11,300 Cubic Meters.
The Container Terminal is one of the leading transshipment ports in Latin America and the Caribbean, and is known as the ‘Caribbean's Transshipment Hub to the World’, having earned the reputation for fast on-time turn around. They offer receiving services for domestic FCL container, and delivery and transshipment/ feeder operations for international vessels.
We offer Reverse Logistics services as well, efficiently planning a comprehensive supply chain for product distribution.
WHY INSURE YOUR CARGO? This photo is real. The term ‘Cargo Insurance’ is used to refer to the insurance of goods, which are transported by sea, air, land or rail. Cargo insurance provides protection for losses caused by or resulting from loss of goods whilst in transit. Accidents still occur in spite of the improvements made in the safety of transportation. With proper Cargo Insurance you are protecting yourself against:
- Theft, Pilferage, Non-Delivery, Leakage, Shortage, Condemnation
- Marine Hazards e.g. Sinking, Stranding, Collision, Jettison, Fresh Water, Sea Water, Hijacking
- Breakage, Explosion, Improper Stowage
- Acts of God: Damage or Deterioration due to Bad Weather, War Risk, Capture & Seizure Risk
- Burning; Strikes, Riots & Civil Commotion; Condensation etc.
- Carrier, forwarders, etc., through whose hands the goods pass, accept only limited liability
It is also important for the cargo owner to remember:
- The cost of insurance is only a small portion of the total transport cost.
- Insurance remains in force for a limited number of days (between 15 – 60 days depending on insurers), after vessel discharge or delivery, whichever occurs first.
- The cargo owner MUST therefore notify and pay the additional premium in advance to the insurer if a longer period is required.
- Concealed damage must be reported within three (3) days of delivery, excluding Saturdays, Sundays and holidays
Cargo is protected on an "all risk" basis against all risk of physical loss or damage from any external cause, irrespective of percentage loss.
Port to Port: Coverage commences from the time the shipper, supplier and/or his Freight Forwarder delivers the cargo to the nominated Carrier at the port or point of loading of the Carrier at Origin, as instructed by the Carrier and continues in force during the ordinary and customary course of transit to the final port of destination.
Note: Coverage ends once cargo leaves the port at destination
Warehouse to Warehouse: Coverage commences from the time the road haulier picks-up the cargo (container) at the shipper, supplier and or his Freight Forwarder's warehouse in the country of origin and continues during transit by sea or air. Coverage ends when the consignee receives his/her cargo, at his warehouse at destination.
Risks Not Covered By Insurance
There are a number of circumstances which are excluded from coverage. These are generally categorized under: (a) Inherent vice of goods (b) Inadequate packing (c) Delays (d) Willful misconduct and/or fault of the insured (e) Normal wear and tear
It is also important to remember that, under NO circumstances, will the marine insurer be liable for losses resulting from: (a) Variations in rates of exchange (b) Demurrage, (c) Rent/Port Storage (d) Insured Party's fault of misconduct e.g., smuggling or contraband, false declaration, infringement of trade regulations and so forth.
Shippers and Consignees will benefit by placing their cargo insurance through JLB International as follows:
- We will nominate a suitable Insurance Company(s)
- We will nominate suitable and reliable Carriers
- We will secure competitive premiums and coverage
- We will guide you, our clients as to most suitable type of insurance required
- We will assist with the processing of Cargo Claims
- We will provide documentation and photo evidence to speed up claim process
- We will arrange settlement in the national currency of Claimant.
Sourcing & Procurement
We can locate a special item worldwide and ship it to you due to our knowledgeable staff and our vast network.
Packaging & Crating
Never packed a shipment before? We have got you covered. With over 20 years of expertise and knowledge, we can come to you to pack your goods, ensuring a safe travel.
JLB International, a registered member of FIATA, with offices in Kingston and Montego Bay, Jamaica, offers freight forwarding services to worldwide destinations. If the Consignor or the Consignee does not want to attend to the procedural and documentation formalities themselves, they turn to us. Our team and our highly efficient network of agencies stand ready to undertake processing of the movement of the goods through the various stages involved.
JLB in accordance with the shipping instruction from the Consignor or Consignee would:
- Choose the route, mode of transport and suitable carrier
- Prepare documentary formalities with Customs and other agencies
- Book space with selected carrier
- Arrange warehousing of the goods, if necessary
- Provide transportation
- Arrange transshipment en route if required
- Obtain signed Bill of Lading from carrier and arrange delivery to consignor/consignee
- Monitor the movement of the goods
- Advance fees and other charges
- Attend to foreign exchange transactions
- Package the goods
- Study the provisions of the Letter of Credit
- Obtain Import and/or Export Licence
- Arrange co-loads and consolidation
- Note damages and loss, if any, to the goods
- Assist in pursuing marine insurance claims against the carrier for loss, or damage to the goods
- Clear and deliver the goods
Key to Exporting From Jamaica
NOTE: All exporters are required to be registered with JAMPRO.
Call or visit our office for Sailing Schedule and Rates. Office hours: Mon-Friday 8:00 am - 4:30pm
STEP 2 - AT JLB INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
Complete Customer Fact Sheet/ Shippers Letter of Instructions. Present completed form with valid identification at our office.
Make booking with export customer service Agent. For FCL Shipments, obtain container order and seals.
Prepare and process Custom Export Entry C82 along with supporting documents e.g. Invoices, Caricom Certificate, Packing List, Dangerous Goods Declaration etc.
- Pay wharf company export wharfage and other fees.
- Deliver Goods LCL/ FCL. to berth assigned for vessel's arrival.
Complete and deliver or fax copy Bill of Lading to JLB, 72 hours prior to sailing date of vessel.
NB* Weekend and Public Holidays not included.
- WE ENCOURAGE EXPORTERS TO ENSURE PROPER PACKAGING OF THEIR CONSIGNMENT AND TO ALL TAKE MARINE INSURANCE PROTECTION.
- JLB INTERNATIONAL OFFERS THE PROCESSING YOUR EXPORT DOCUMENTATION AS A SERVICE.
- WE RECOMMEND THE USE OF A PROFESSIONAL FREIGHT FOWARDER AND OR CUSTOMS BROKER
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