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Consignor

Consignor Definition:

The consignor is the business, company, individual, or party that sends or ships a container or cargo to the consignee.

The consignor is the entity that initiates a shipment by preparing the container or goods as required by the consignee and entrusting them to a carrier like Container Transport for timely and safe delivery. In the shipping and logistics sector, the transportation contract is usually between the shipper and the consignor, while the sales contract is between the consignee and the consignor. The consignor is also responsible for the shipment process, which involves the shipping method, getting the required documents, and providing other vital data regarding the container or goods.

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