Importing to US & Canada - Routing Instructions

 

Mode Selection

Mode is the primary method by which goods and materials are transported from origin port to destination country, e.g. air courier, ocean LCL, etc.

  • Mode selection is at the discretion of Eastman Kodak Company.
  • The mode selection for air must be authorized prior to shipment through the Kodak buyer.
  • Selection of mode is determined by weight and dimensions of the shipment, and the most economical transportation method, combined with lead-time requirements to delivery.
  • Ask your Kodak contact for Supplier Mode-Specific Shipping Instructions for each mode determined. The mode selection will be included.
  • If the mode selection is air courier, and Kodak is paying for transportation (per the Incoterms® rules applied to the buyer/seller Agreement), the Kodak freight forwarder's Account Number will be required by the air forwarder.
    • The appropriate account number will be provided on the Supplier Mode-Specific Shipping Instructions.
     
  • Some mode determination guidelines:
    • Air Courier (usually < 70 Lbs) – If Kodak pays for the freight charges, will require a Kodak air express forwarder's Account Number, as defined in the Supplier Mode-Specific Shipping Instructions.
    • Air Freight (usually > 70 Lbs) - May be less than 70 Lbs but may be oversized or awkward packaging to handle; usually, but not necessarily palletized cargo.
    • Ground FTL (full truck load) dry or reefer.
    • Ground LTL (less than truck load).
    • Ocean FCL (full container load, including 20 or 40 foot containers) dry or reefer.
    • Ocean LCL (less than container load).
     
 

Carrier / Freight Forwarder Selection

Ask your Kodak contact for Supplier Mode-Specific Shipping Instructions. TThe carrier / freight forwarder details will be included. Carrier selection is first dependent on Incoterms® 2010 as agreed upon between buyer and seller.

For "E" or "F" terms:

  • When Incoterms start with "E", the carrier selection for all legs of the transportation are at the discretion of Eastman Kodak Company.
  • When Incoterms start with "F", carrier selection for main and on-carriageis at the discretion of Eastman Kodak Company.

For "C" or "D" terms:

  • When Incoterms start with "C" and shipment terminates at the US port of arrival, carrier selection for pre-carriage and main-carriage are at the discretion of the supplier/seller. The on-carriage transport provider is at the discretion of Eastman Kodak Company.
  • When Incoterms start with "C" and the shipment terminates at the delivery destination address the supplier/seller is responsible for all carriage (door to door).
  • When Incoterms start with "D", carrier selection for all legs of the transportation are at the discretion of the supplier/seller.
  • When Incoterms start with "C" or "D" the supplier/seller MUST notify their forwarder/carrier with proper US import and destination delivery instructions, including the appropriate connections with Kodak to assure successful destination delivery.
  • Obtain Supplier Mode-Specific Shipping Instructions for each mode of transportation desired, even if as the supplier, you are responsible for the main transportation.
    • THIS IS IMPORTANT so Kodak destinations will be made aware of incoming shipments and will have the contact information necessary to track and receive pending shipments effectively.
     
 

Third Party Drop-Shipments

  • If shipments are to be drop-shipped to a 3rd party location other than a Kodak facility, at the request of Kodak, the supplier/seller shall state the freight payment terms as "3rd party bill collect, Kodak".
  • The third party bill address is:
    Cass Information Systems
    If sending freight bill through US Postal Service:
    Eastman Kodak Company
    c/o Cass Information Systems
    P.O. Box 67
    St. Louis, MO 63166-0067
    If delivering freight bill by courier:
    Eastman Kodak Company
    c/o Cass Information Systems
    13001 Hollenberg Drive
    Bridgeton, MO 63044 
  • The Kodak preferred Incoterms® rules for 3rd Party Billed shipments are the same as those noted in the Terms of Sale (Incoterms® 2010) section of this site.