CONSIGNEE: The person to whom a cargo is delivered over
In the world of ocean and air freight , there are a lot of industry terms that are essential to ensuring a smooth shipment.
Here is one of the essential global logistics terms you need to know to understand the shipping and logistics process and manage an efficient supply chain.
A consignee is the entity that the shipper is sending the goods too. That’s typically you, the importer, but there are exceptions. (A consignee could be someone that acts in your name, for example.) Typically, you’ll see consignee along with the word consignor and consignment. The “consignor” is the shipper of your goods; the “consignment” is the actual goods being shipped.
A consignee can also be said to be the person or company named on the freight contract to whom goods have been consigned or turned over.