International Trade and Shipping Global Scholarship

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Trade Finance Global (TFG), the leading trade information provider and international trade finance brokerage has launched a Global Scholarship to students studying international trade and shipping, in recognition of the global trade skills deficit. The first of its kind, the scholarship provides undergraduate and postgraduate students with $700 USD / £500 grants to assist with graduate studies.

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Executive Insights: Haven CEO Matthew Tillman on common mistakes shippers make, securing shipping data, and automating to meet global demand

Matthew Tillman - Haven - Executive Insights - Shipping and Freight Resource

Outdated technology and common mistakes shippers make can cost shippers thousands of dollars or more.. In this series of Executive Insights, we chat with the CEO of Haven – Matthew Tillman on what shippers can do to reduce error and cut costs..

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Anti-Apartheid artwork for United States of America

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An anti-apartheid artwork featuring the military vehicle Casspir was shipped from South Africa and United States as part of The Casspir Project.. Here is the news item from Transnet regarding this project..

The Casspir was synonymous with the heavy hand of apartheid oppression in the townships and urban areas of South Africa.. While designed originally as a military vehicle, it was used extensively against civilian populations in the 1980’s..

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Karachi port operations suspended due to collision of ships

Port operations were halted at Karachi port due to the collision of two Hapag Lloyd ships (the Tolten and Hamburg Bay) at the South Asia Port Terminal..

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Investing in a future Maritime generation through maritime education – Executive Insights from Lawhill

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South Africa has one of the highest youth unemployment rates in Africa (at 52%). Africa also has the youngest population in the world and according to the African Economic Outlook report, this number is growing.

The continent in general, and South Africa in particular, also has a huge youth unemployment issue, a story that is often told alongside that of the continent’s economic growth prospects.

Maritime Industry is a key driver of growth and is of paramount importance to South Africa and the African continent.

One organisation has its focus on growing and developing the next generation of industry leaders for the Maritime Industry, and investing in a future maritime generation through education.

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Want to ship liquid cargo in bulk in a container..?? No problem..

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If you have been wishing and looking for options to ship liquid bulk cargo in a container, your wish may have come true.. REEFLEX is an innovative idea combining the capabilities of a REEfer Container and a FLEXitank to create a transportation system developed by CMA-CGM for the shipping of liquid cargo in bulk in a container..

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And then there was ONE (Ocean Network Express)..!!!!

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As far as container shipping is concerned, the current decade or the period since Y2K has probably seen the most number of consolidations, mergers, acquisitions and alliances than any other period in container shipping history..

Could ONE (Ocean Network Express) which is the latest, be probably the last one (at least for now) in the string of consolidations, mergers and acquisitions..??

Spare and share your thoughts..

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Are demurrage and detention charges justified..??

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Are demurrage and detention charges justified..??

No this is not my question..!!

This is a question that has arisen on the back of rising demurrage and detention charges incurred due to port and terminal congestion at key USA gateways such as Los-Angeles/Long Beach on the West Coast and New York-New Jersey on the East Coast..

Are demurrage and detention charges paid by the shippers to the ports, terminal and shipping lines justified especially in light of the port congestion..??

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3 Innovations That Have Transformed Logistics and Trade

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Innovation is key to growth in any industry and discipline.. Shipping and Freight is no exception to this rule..

Here is a look at the three key logistical innovations that have transformed the landscape of international trade over the last 60 years and something that is keeping the business of trade alive..

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IMDG Code Amendment 38-16, 2016 Edition

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As you may be aware, the IMO, has announced that the IMDG Code, 2016 Edition comes into force on 1 January 2018 for two years..

During 2017, shippers and carriers may opt to use the provisions of IMDG Code 38th amendment (38-16) or 37th Amendment (37-14)..

Currently the IMDG Code 2014 Edition which came into force on 1st January 2016 is being used and the IMDG Code Supplement, 2014 Edition will remain valid until further notice..

So what is this IMDG Code 38th amendment (38-16) all about..??

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The Prophet of Doom and the IMDG code

From time to time, some people come into your life to make a deep impact.. While it is customary to write about the positive impact that some people make on your life, some times, we must also talk about people that create a misguided and negative impact in people’s life..

But some times, we must also talk about people that create a misguided and negative impact in people’s life..

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The future of shipping – conventional or technological ??

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Whether for better or worse, technology has touched and revolutionized almost all aspects of human life and business.. Shipping and freight industry has also been touched by this technological developments under both mechanical and digital category..

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