Proof of Delivery

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Definition: Proof of Delivery

Proof of Delivery (PoD) is defined as the proof of delivery of goods to the final consignee. It is a commonly used terms in transportation of goods.


After goods are imported to a country, the custom clearance is required. There are necessary documentation and inspection procedures. After all procedures are duly carried out, the goods are handed to the final consignee. Here, the final consignee hands over the proof of delivery, which is sent to the shipper, signaling a successful transaction


PoD mainly contains the list of cargo, the number of units, signatures, invoice and references. The PoD is created as per the requirements of the supplier of the goods overseas.



Proof of delivery has two main purposes:

1. Maintenance of records

2. Helps in necessary follow-up for payments


Proof of Delivery is also called Proof of Discharge. In case where goods are Delivery Duty paid/ unpaid, the shipper or his agent must collect Proof of Delivery document.



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