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EXPRESS DOCUMENTATION

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In our continuous effort to make the documentation process as simple, swift and effortless as possible for you, we are pleased to offer a variety of disbursement methods including completely paperless options. Please see below:

DATA FREIGHT RECEIPT (DFR)

E-MAIL DFR
Similar to the Fax DFR, except your DFR/Invoice is sent as an attachment to an e-mail. An Internet e-mail address and Adobe Acrobat Software are required to view it. You are instantly able to review on screen, respond with questions, save to an electronic file, forward to another, or, if you choose, print directly in your office on plain paper. No special forms are ever required to print ACL Bills-of-Lading.

FAX DFR
A non-negotiable alternative to our standard (negotiable) bill-of-lading, the DFR is also an official document which carries the same terms and conditions. The DFR and/or invoice is telefaxed directly from our Atlas Computer System usually within 24 hours but no later than 48 hours of sailing.  It is not only more expedient, but is more cost effective than conventional (mail/courier) release methods.

STANDARD BILL-OF-LADING (OBL)

E-MAIL B/L
Using the same digitized signature technology as the telefax bill-of-lading, the e-mail bill-of-lading is an efficient means of receiving your documentation. E-mailed directly from ACL's Atlas Computer  System usually within 24 hours (but no later than 48 hours) of sailing. An Internet e-mail address and Adobe Acrobat Software are required to launch the attachment.  A Trading Partner Agreement containing ACL's Bill-of-Lading Terms and Conditions must be executed prior to receiving bills-of-lading via this method.

FAX B/L
Our standard bill-of-lading is now available in telefax format usually within 24 hours (but no later than 48 hours of sailing). Digitized signatures make it possible for you to receive a standard bill-of-lading via telefax. A Trading Partner Agreement containing ACL's Bill-of-Lading Terms and Conditions must be executed prior to receiving bills-of-lading via this method.

ARRIVAL NOTICE (A/N)

IMPORT SHIPMENTS
With the same efficiencies in mind for your imports, ACL has implemented a computer generated telefax or e-mail system for disbursement of arrival notices. Either option below, gives you the ability to clear your cargo in advance of the vessel arrival, allowing you to arrange for prompt delivery within twenty-four hours of vessel arrival.

E-MAIL ARRIVAL NOTICE
Will be sent within seventy-two but no later than forty-eight hours prior to vessel arrival. This method eliminates paper while giving you the ability to store the information in your computer and forwarding to all parties of interest without additional cost to you.

FAXED ARRIVAL NOTICE
Will be sent within seventy-two but no later than forty-eight hours prior to vessel arrival.

INVOICE
With any of these options, our Atlas Computer System will automatically generate an invoice that will be sent by the same method as selected from the above to the party nominated as "payor".

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