In container transportation, the specific handling department for the exchange and storage of container or cargo loading and unloading. Entrusted by the carrier or its agent, it carries out the following businesses: the exchange and custody of full container freight; If there is a container freight station, handle the handover of LCL goods; Arrange the berthing, loading and unloading of container ships, and prepare the stowage plan for each voyage; Handle the preparation and signing of relevant freight documents;
Prepare and sign relevant documents for the entry, exit and circulation of containers using means of transport; Handle the inspection and maintenance of containers, vehicles and loading and unloading tools, as well as the cleaning and fumigation of empty containers; Receiving, sending, storing and keeping empty containers;
Arrange the stacking of empty and heavy containers in the yard, and prepare the site allocation plan; Other relevant business work.
The container loading and unloading area is generally composed of special wharf, front, storage yard, freight station, command tower, repair department, gate and office. Sometimes, the storage yard or freight station can be extended to the transfer station within the urban area of 5-15km.