Recently Turkish Cargo  is facing increasining amount of fines from Authorities mostly due to below listed irregularities. These irregualirties are mostly rooted from Forwarder and GHA part.

  • Message irregularities e.g. incomplete and/or incorrect format messages.
  • incomplete/invalid  data shown on AWB hardcopy
  • Other operational mistakes (  some examples have been  shared below )

Especially the  irregularities on electronic messages sent to final destination leads to delay on delivery of shipments  at destination and  huge fines.

The settlement and payment of these fines are currently done by Turkish Cargo. 

As of publish of this message , Turkish Cargo  will specify the responsible party for irregularity and the fines will be debited back to responsible party.

Please see the action list for minimizing  the irregularities to avoid fines .

  • Parties must ensure the Names and contact information of  Shipper  & Consignee communicated correctly,  clearly  and complete both on AWB and at messages. This information must be checked well at all AWB acceptance  points prior to accept AWB.
  • Please  avoid acceptance of AWB with nature of goods that violates Customs regulations.
  • For Consolidated shipments HAWB information must be provided well and complete. Names and contact information of  Shipper  & Consignee must be communicated correctly,  clearly  and complete both on AWB and at messages. The pieces and weight on HAWB must match with MAWB.
  • Parties must ensure MAWB and HAWB labels affixed on cargo outer surface well.