Case study about incorrect sending of arrival notification

Further to my post regarding arrival notification to clients, one of the readers seems to have landed himself in hot water and is seeking assistance as below.. Any ideas/comments..?? Who … Read more..

Is a shipping line liable for any costs if they don’t send the arrival notification for import cargo..??

Thanks to the readers of this blog who ask some stimulating questions like the title of this post.. This is a very contentious issue between the shipping lines and the … Read more..

Advance notification of cargo rollover – Reality or Myth?

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Cargo rollover happens for a variety of reasons, at various stages and various places. Cargo rollover can cause significant delays and result in potentially crippling operations. Most shippers assume carriers … Read more..

Different loading and discharging vessel

Ever wondered sometimes when you receive the arrival notification from the shipping line, the name of the vessel is different from the one on the bill of lading..?? Read to … Read more..

What are the main causes of Demurrage and Detention

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In one my previous articles, I explained the Difference between Demurrage and Detention.. After reading this, a few of my readers have asked me to explain the causes of demurrage and … Read more..

What the Final Interpretive Rule by the FMC on demurrage and detention says

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The issue of what the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) may consider in assessing whether a demurrage or detention practice is unjust or unreasonable has seemingly been put to rest with … Read more..

10 tips to avoid losses due to abandoned cargo

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In any normal year, hundreds of thousands of containers filled with cargo are abandoned all over the world. While abandoned cargo could be quite stressful and considered to be a … Read more..

Precautions to take against loss due to abandoned cargo

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Abandoned cargo could be quite stressful for shipping lines, shippers, port authorities and forwarders alike and is considered to be a big headache for everyone concerned.. When a cargo is abandoned … Read more..

FMC calls for public comment on demurrage and detention

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Demurrage and Detention has been a bone of contention between shipping lines and customers for several years.. Shipping lines have been charging demurrage and detention costs on containers that the … Read more..

Documentation involved in a sea freight shipment

Documentation in shipping

An article discussing the various types of documentation involved in a sea freight shipment prepared by the various parties involved..

Who is a notify party in a shipment and what is their role..??

Who is notify party

A Notify Party is one of the many parties involved in a shipment reflected in a Bill of Lading, forming an import part of the documentary process.. This article discusses … Read more..

How to mitigate risks against negligent behavior by a freight forwarder

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Here is an actual case study from a reader regarding their import shipment from China to South Africa seeking advise on how to mitigate risks against negligent behavior by a … Read more..

Shipping Jargon

If you Google the word “Jargon” you will see it described as “special words or expressions used by a profession or group that are difficult for others to understand.” The … Read more..

What is Transhipment..??

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All across the shipping spectrum a lot of people would have heard the terminology – Transhipment.. This article defines and explains Transhipment and why is it required and how it … Read more..