Could you please pick up a consignment of 20 C2000 computers and make the necessary arrangements for them to be shipped to Mr M. Tanner, N.Z. Business Machines Pty., 100 South Street, Wellington, New Zealand?
Would you please handle all the shipping formalities and insurance, and send us seven copies of the bill of lading, five copies of the commercial invoice, and the insurance certificate? We will advise our customers of shipment ourselves, and would appreciate it if you could treat the matter as urgent. Your charges may be sent to us in the usual way.
Senior Shipping Clerk
Instruction to a forwarding agent
This letter is from Delta Computers to their forwarding agents, Kent, Clarke & Co. Ltd., instructing them to pick up twenty machines which is a consignment to be sent to their customers NZ Business Machines Pty., Wellington. (Refer back to 9.8.1-9.8.8 for previous correspondence.)
1. What types of documents are involved in this shipment?
2. Who will pay the charges?
3. What does the consignment consist of?
4. Who will advise the customer of shipment?
5. Which words in the letter correspond to the following: collect; deal with; inform; handle; transported?
Forwarding agent's enquiry for freight rates
Kent, Clarke & Co. write to an international shipping line.
Kent, Clarke & Co. Ltd.
Chairman: Lord Matherson Directors: B. Kent ÀÑÀ, C.D. Clarke HND, R.P. Diller
South Bank House, Borough Road, London SE1 OAA
Reg No: London 3395162 Telephone: 071 928 7716
VAT No: 41 618231 59 Telex: 988153
Fax: 071 928 7111
International Shippers Ltd. 12 May 20—
London EC21 PC
We have packed and ready for shipment 20 C2000 computers which our clients, Delta Computers, Wellmgborough, want us to forward to Wellington, New Zealand.
The consignment consists of 4 wooden crates, each containing 5 machines and their cases. The weight of each crate is 210 kilos and measures 94 x 136 x 82cm.
Would you let us know by return of post the earliest vessel leaving London for New Zealand, and let us have your charges and the relevant documents?
International Shippers Ltd.
Chairman: Sir Donald Low Directors: P.R. Castle, D.S.M. Bracking, R.T. Kitson
City House, City Road, London EC2 1 PC
Reg No: England 4513869 Telephone: 071 3125038
VAT No: 1263154123 Telex: 951363 INTHIPG
Fax: 071 3126117
Mr J. D. Simpson 1 4 May 20—
Kent, Clarke & Co. Ltd.
South Bank House
Dear Mr Simpson,
In reply to your letter of May 12, the earliest vessel due out of London for New Zealand is the SS Northern Cross which is at present loading at No. 3 Dock, Tilbury, and will accept cargo until May 18 when she sails. She is due in Wellington on June 25, and the freight rate for cased cargo is £ 1 1 2 . 00 per ton or 10 cubic metres.
I have enclosed our shipping form and bill of lading for you to complete and return to us.
Y. Pollard (Miss)
Shipping company's reply
1. Is the SS Northern Cross the only vessel leaving for Wellington?
2. Which two documents will Mr Simpson receive, and what should he do with them?
3. What is the closing date for cargo?
4. What should Mr Simpson do with the enclosures?
5. What are the shipping charges?
6. What other words could be used instead of due out and due in?