• Other pre-shipment services

    Chapter 3 - Cotton marketing - Controlling 


    A controller generally offers the following pre-shipment services:

    • Count bales as they are unloaded from conveyances at port or inland terminals.
    • Visually inspect the insides of containers for suitability to load.
    • Count bales as they are loaded on conveyances.
    • Check the visible exterior of bales as they are loaded to conveyances. Note that bales are frequently loaded four or more at a time, and only limited parts of bales can be observed at this time.
    • Witness the sealing of containers after loading. 

    Checking the seal on a container 

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    Cotton Exporter's Guide

    Brochure - African cotton promotion
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