Sea transportation means transportation on sea transportation, such as bulk and general cargo transportation, container transportation, etc. So what are the common ways of picking up goods in shipping? Sea Bill of Lading It is a property right certificate issued by the shipping company, and the consignee extracts the goods accordingly. It can be transferred by endorsement and is an important document. The consignor first obtains the original bill of lading and scans it to the consignee. After payment, the consignor expresses the bill of lading to the consignee. Advantages: The delivery of goods by virtue of this property right certificate is much less risky than other undocumented goods delivery, there is no additional document fee, and it is convenient for the buyer to pick up the goods immediately and simplify the procedures. At present, most of the international shipping uses this delivery method, which is widely used. Disadvantages: It is not suitable for short-distance shipping. This method is more likely to lead to delayed delivery of imports and incur additional demurrage fees. Sea Waybill Once the SWB is out, the right of goods is transferred from the consignor to the consignee, that is to say, the consignee can directly pick up the goods when there is no original SWB, and there is no need for electric discharge fees. If it is a company with high credit, you can consider adopting this form of delivery. Advantages: quick ordering, fast delivery, and one less electric discharge fee. Mostly used for: 1. The sea waybill can be issued after all payment is received; 2. Subsidiaries in charge of purchasing for overseas parent companies in multinational companies can issue sea waybills for the convenience of delivery. Disadvantages: Generally there is no way to hold the goods, and the control of the goods is lost. Electric discharge Pick up a copy of the telegraph bill of lading. The bill of lading information is sent to the shipping company of the destination port in the form of an electronic message or electronic message. The consignee can exchange the order and pick up the goods based on the bill of lading and the letter of guarantee of the bill of lading that are stamped with the seal. Advantages: convenient and fast, avoiding the risk of loss of bill of lading. Disadvantages: The shipper cannot control the right of goods.