What is Partial Shipments?
Partial shipments in shipping refer to situations where the entire quantity of goods included in a single shipment is not available or required to be shipped at the same time. Instead, the shipment is divided into multiple parts, with each part being shipped separately.
This can occur for various reasons, such as when a large order cannot be filled all at once, when different parts of the order are ready to be shipped at different times, or when a customer requests partial delivery of their order.
In the context of international trade and shipping, partial shipments can have implications for documentation, customs clearance, and freight costs. It's important for shippers and logistics providers to manage partial shipments effectively to ensure that all parts of the shipment reach their destination in a timely and cost-effective manner.