Track your airfreight shipment by airwaybill number. All information is pulled directly from shipping line website and neatly displayed in unified interface on this page.
We use the first 4 letters to automatically send the container number tracking request to the correct shipping line. Click "Track Cargo" to find the status of your sea cargo.
Container number consists of four-letters owner code, six-digits serial number and a check digit. For example, MSKU7803798, CAXU8051672, OOLU7215245. Owner code shows the company that owns the container; it is not necessary the company that does transportation. Checkdigit can be used to identify mistypes in the container number.
A bill of lading (sometimes abbreviated as B/L or BOL) is a document issued by a carrier (or their agent) to acknowledge receipt of cargo for shipment. Although the term historically related only to carriage by sea, a bill of lading may today be used for any type of carriage of goods.
Just enter your container number, or bill of lading into the cargo tracking form on top of this page and hit "Track Cargo" button.
The table below explains how to recognize a valid BOL for most international shipping companies
|Cosco||(CCLU, CSLU, COSU or CBHU) 10 Numbers||CBHU8775207, CSLU6034905|
|Evergreen||EGLV(12 Numbers)||EGLV313011212345 EGSU3130112|
|Maersk||MAEU or MRKU(9 Numbers)||MAEU123456789|
|K-Line||KKLU AA(A or 1)(Followed by 6 Numbers)||KKLUAAA123456|
|MSC||MSCU or MEDU A(A or 1) (Followed by 6 Numbers)||MSCUAA123456|
|Hapag-Lloyd||HLCU AA(A or 1) (Followed by 9 Numbers)||HLCUAAA123456789|
|CMA CGM||(CMAU or CMDU) AAA (Followed by 7 Numbers)||CMAU6336980, ECMU1992736|
|Hyundai||HMDU AAAA (Followed by 7 Numbers)||HMDUAAAA1234567|
|NYK||NYKS AAAA (Followed by 8 Numbers)||NYKSAAAA12345678|
|Yang Ming||YMLU(E, B, T or W) (Followed by 9 Numbers)||YMLUE123456789|
|UASC Lines||UASUAAAAA (Followed by 6 Numbers)||UASUAAAAA123456|
|ZIM||ZIMU or SSPH AAA (Followed by 4-7 Numbers)||ZIMUORF0939585, ZIMULAX0140335, ZIMUMER19917579|
|MOL||MOLU (11 Numbers)A||MOLU12345678901A, ONEYSZ9HV2360700, ONEYSRGV21720600|
|APL||APLU(Sometimes has a 0) (Followed by 8 Numbers)||APLU012345678|
|Hyundai||QSWB ( followed by 7 numbers)||QSWB6444089|
|Hyundai||HDMU followed by 4 letters(YNKU) and 7 numbers||HDMU YNKY1241556|
|SM Lines||(SMLM) + 4letters + 8 Numbers||SMLMNJPE70038700|
|Turkon Lines||TRKU + 6 letters + 6 numbers||TRKUMERNYC054228|
|Maruba||MRUB + 6 letters (POLPOD) + 6 numbers (YYNNNN)||MRUBBUEHKG180001|
The Bill of Lading is a Loading Receipt. The word “lading” is an archaic form of “loading”. The bill of lading started out as a receipt issued when a shipment was loaded onto a vesse
It is still used as a receipt at pickup, handed to the seller as proof that the goods were handed over. It is also a receipt that the shipment was handed over in good condition unless a note to the contrary is made on the BOL at pickup.
The Bill of Lading is a Contract of Carriage. The second role a bill of lading plays is as a shipment contract. The terms and conditions of the forwarder arranging the international transit are included on the bill of lading.
Technically, the contract begins when you accept the forwarder’s freight quote but the Contract of Carriage is evidence of that contract, otherwise, why is the shipment being picked up for international transit?
The Bill of Lading is a Document of Title. The third role a BOL plays is as proof of ownership. Technically, the commercial invoice does that.
The buyer and seller select freight terms when putting the deal together. The Incoterm listed on the commercial invoice sets the point during transit when the goods change hands.
Possession is nine-tenths of the law, and possessing the bill of lading has come to be used as proof of ownership. The seller gets it in their hands at pickup. Later on, the buyer will need it for shipment release.
If the master bill of lading number is recorded on the BOL, it can also be used for shipment tracking. Other tracking identifiers, like container numbers, are often recorded on the BOL.
A shipping line is a business that transports cargo aboard ships.
Containerization revolutionized maritime transport starting in the 1970s. "General cargo" includes goods packaged in boxes, cases, pallets, and barrels. When a cargo is carried in more than one mode, it is intermodal or co-modal.
Container ships are cargo ships that carry their entire load in truck-size containers, in a technique called containerization. They form a common means of commercial intermodal freight transport. Informally known as "box boats," they carry the majority of the world's dry cargo. Most container ships are propelled by diesel engines, and have crews of between 10 and 30 people. They generally have a large accommodation block at the stern, directly above the engine room.
Container ship capacity is measured in twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU). Typical loads are a mix of 20-foot and 40-foot (2-TEU) ISO-standard containers, with the latter predominant.
Container ships are distinguished into 7 major size categories: small feeder, feeder, feedermax, Panamax, Post-Panamax, New Panamax and ultra-large.
Container traffic through a port is often tracked in terms of twenty foot equivalent units or TEU of throughput. As of 2009, the Port of Singapore was the world's busiest container port, with 25,866,000 TEU handled. That year, six of the busiest ten container ports were in the People's Republic of China, with Shanghai in 2nd place, Port of Hong Kong in 3rd, Shenzhen 4th, Guangzhou 6th, Ningbo 8th, and Qingdao 9th. Rounding out the top ten ports were Busan in South Korea at number 5, Dubai in the United Arab Emirates at number 7, and Rotterdam in the Netherlands in the 10th position with 9,743,290 TEU served.
In an effort to control costs and maximize capacity utilization on ever larger ships, vessel sharing agreements, co-operative agreements and slot-exchanges and have become a growing feature of the maritime container shipping industry.
AACL - Atlantic Container Line APL - American President Lines Arkas Container Transport
BBahri - National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (NSCSA) Beacon Intermodal Leasing Blue Sky Intermodal Bridgehead Container Services
CCAI International CARU Containers CCNI - Compania Chilena De Navigacion Interocea CMA CGM CONCOR - Container Corporation of India COSCO - China Ocean Shipping Company CRCT - China Railway Container Transport Corp CSAV - Compañía Sudamericana de Vapores Caravel China Navigation / Swire Shipping Crowley Maritime Corporation
DDAL - Deutsche Afrika-Linien DHL Dalreftrans Dong Fang International Investment Dong Young Shipping
EEMC - Evergreen Marine Corp ESL - Emirates Shipping Line Emkay Line
FFESCO - Far Eastern Shipping Company Fine Link Holdings Flexi-Van Leasing Florens Container Services
GGSL - Gold Star Line Grieg Star Grimaldi Compagnia Di Navigazione
HHDS Lines Hamburg Süd
IIACC - International Associated Cargo Carrier ICL - Independent Container Line ISAS Line Indev Italia Marittima
KK Line / Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha KMTC - Korea Marine Transport Company Kuehne + Nagel
MMCC Transport Singapore MOL - Mitsui O.S.K. Lines MSC - Mediterranean Shipping Company Maersk Line / A.P.Moller Marfret Compagnie Maritime Matson Maxicon Container Line Meratus Line Messina Lines / Ignazio Messina
NNSS - Nam Sung Shipping Company NYK Line - Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha Newport Tank Containers NileDutch Nordana Line
OOOCL - Orient Overseas Container Line
PPDL - Pacific Direct Line PIL - Pacific International Lines PSL Navegação PT Tanto Intim Line Pan Asia Line Pancon - Pan Continental Shipping Perma Shipping Line Portline
RRAL - Royal Arctic Line RCL - Regional Container Lines
SSCI - Shipping Corporation of India SITC Container Lines Company Samskip Samudera Shipping Line Sarjak Container Line Sea Star Line SeaCube Container Leasing Seaboard Marine Seaco Sinokor Merchant Marine Corporation Sinotrans Container Lines St. John Freight Systems Sunmarine Shipping Services
TTAL International Container Leasing TASS - Trans Asian Shipping Services TSL - T.S. Lines Tarros Textainer Equipment Management Touax / Gold Container Transliner Triton Container International Corporation
UUASC - United Arab Shipping Company UES International
WWEC Lines WWL - Wallenius Wilhelmsen Wan Hai Lines White Line Shipping
YYang Ming Marine Transport Corporation
ZZim Integrated Shipping Services