Navigating the World of Shipping: Understanding the Roles of Shipper, Consignor, Consignee, and Notify Party


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The shipping industry can appear labyrinthine to newcomers, with a plethora of terms and roles that may seem perplexing at first glance. Among these, "shipper," "consignor," "consignee," and "notify party" are frequently heard but are often misunderstood. While their functions may sometimes intersect, each plays a distinct role in the shipping process. Understanding these roles is crucial for ensuring smooth sailing in international trade.