A dry port is a port situated near sea. If the importer or exporter is far away from a sea port, it will be an inconvenience to co-ordinate and handle the goods properly. So governments of certain countries allow CFS (container freight station) to handle export and import formalities under customs supervision. The cargo will be moved by rail or road from the sea port to CFS. The exporter can complete customs formalities in CFS and ship the goods without moving cargo to sea port. Likewise, importer can take delivery of cargo near his place after completing procedures at dry port. If the buyer insist for on board bill of lading, as a proof of export, the buyer waits to get the shipment reached at sea port and once cargo loaded in to vessel, the on board bill of lading is obtained from shipping line. If the buyer needs only a proof of shipment, the exporter can obtain Received for shipment B/L from the carrier who is a multi model transporter. A multimodal transporter is a carrier who carries goods in two or more modes of transport like road, rail, air, or sea. See transit zone.