A container seal is a device similar to a lock applied by a specific person after the cargo is loaded into the container and the door is properly closed. Container seals can be divided into customs seals, commodity inspection seals and commercial seals depending on the personnel being applied. Once the container seal is properly locked, it cannot be opened unless it is violently damaged (ie, cut), and the damaged container seal cannot be reused. Each container seal has a unique numbered logo. As long as the appearance of the container is complete, the container door is properly closed, and the container seal is normally locked, it can be proved that the container has not been opened privately during transportation, and the condition of the container is supervised by the packer at the time of packing.
Customs seals are not allowed to be opened at will, and they are legally responsible. There are two situations in which the Customs will usually impose a seal: First, the Customs will open the package for inspection. Customs inspection means that the customs officers open the container or pull it out to view it. In order to prevent the owner from seeing it illegally, a customs seal is sealed to the owner. This is the Customs inspection. At the same time, the customs inspection record must also record the customs seal number. The second is customs clearance. Customs clearance is the import of goods from the port customs and transferred to the inland customs declaration.
The seal number of the container is neither given by the customs nor by the terminal. It is the owner of the ship. It is the unit entrusted by the consignor to collect the container seal number of the different shipping companies when the terminal mentions the empty cabinet. The method is different. The container seal number and seal are one-to-one correspondence. After the factory is installed, the lock is locked by the factory to identify the quantity of the goods before the factory locks the cabinet door. When the heavy cabinet is returned, the dock will also Recording the information of the cabinet, the factory can not change the seal at will, the shipowner as the carrier of the goods, the only way to ensure the integrity of the goods is that after the cabinet is transported to the port of destination, the seal number is the same as the seal number of the previous cabinet, and the seal number is intact. .