Difference between a ship and a vessel

That big floating thing that carries our cargo from point A to B is referred to as either a SHIP or a VESSEL.. Is there a difference between a ship … Read more..

who is a co-loader on a liner service..??

At times, those of you involved in container shipping might have come across the terminology co-loader.. You might have come across this mostly only when there is a problem taking … Read more..

Who should bear bill of lading fees under FOB : Shipper or Consignee??

This question is one that has been raging in the Freight & Logistics Professionals Group in the business networking portal LinkedIn for some time now.. There have been many comments to … Read more..

What is a High Seas Sale..??

Here is an interesting topic from Asha’s Maritime News.. High Sea sales (HSS) is a sale carried out by the actual consignee (ie, the consignee shown in the Bill of … Read more..

Difference between Liner vessel and Conference vessel

Difference between Liner vessel and Conference vessel Liner Service – is a service that operates within a schedule and has a fixed port rotation with published dates of calls at … Read more..

An all women South African ship crew makes history

Proving they are equal to men, an all woman crew recently completed a full voyage with an all women crew in South Africa.. Read more about this achievement..

Voucher of Correction

A voucher of correction (abbreviated as VOC) is a document that is used in South African shipping to amend any details or particulars that need to be changed in the … Read more..

What is Cargo Dues and why is it charged..??

This was one of the questions i was asked by one of the readers of my blog.. I have covered this briefly in my previous article  https://www.shippingandfreightresource.com/2008/10/13/article-2-the-documents/, but elaborating on … Read more..

What to do when the original bill of lading is lost..??

My Original bill of lading is lost………..!!!!!! A chilling sentence that creates panic in the hearts of many of the people involved in any international trade transaction involving an Original … Read more..

This blog will now tweet as well

In keeping with the modern methods of keeping in touch and based on requests from readers this blog is now linked to Twitter (Twitter is a social networking and microblogging service that … Read more..