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How to create compliant packing list documents

23 May 2019

How to create compliant packing list documents - documentation - Goodloading

When products have been loaded inside shipping containers, shippers may have to create packing list documents to show the details of how goods have been packaged.

A packing list document must be created for any export shipment travelling by seafreight (FCL, LCL or Breakbulk) or airfreight. When creating a packing list document, shippers must ensure that the document contains all of the correct information.

Here is the detailed information that must be included on packing list documents:

  • Shipper and consignee name, address, contact details
  • Measurements and total Net Weight and Gross Weight of cargo
  • Method of dispatch, type of shipment
  • Vessel and voyage details
  • Port of loading, port of discharge
  • Detailed list of how goods are packaged and number of packages
  • Any shipping marks or seal numbers used
  • Signatory company, authorized person’s signature
  • Any other important information or special instructions related to the loading and packaging contained in the shipment

Create correct packing list documents with IncoDocs

After shippers have used Goodloading to plan the loading of the containers, they can use IncoDocs to create packing list documents and other shipping documents used along the supply chain.

Here are some videos and templates showing how to create packing list documents.

Packing List for Full Container shipments

This document will a new line for each container, and include container number, seal number, description of goods and package details & weights.


See how the finished container packing list looks like:


Packing List for LCL and Airfreight shipments

This format will allow products to be grouped together and shown in packages. For example, this can be used for mixed pallets of cartons and products.


See how the finished packing list looks like:

Using IncoDocs software allow shippers to create correct packing list documents and save time and money. Did you know that thanks to IncoDocs, you can create packing list 10 times faster? All the advantages of using IncoDocs instead of traditional methods can be found there.