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Best articles of Shipping in South Africa

Hey all..

I thought it would be good idea to recap on some of the best articles that i have written on this blog since 2008.. Of course, this is MY list of Top 10 articles of Shipping in South Africa.. If you like any other articles specifically, do share with a brief note on why you like that article..

  1. Special container types and uses
  2. Duly discharged bill of lading
  3. Process of hazardous cargo
  4. Documents required for release of cargo
  5. Importance of declaring the right cargo weight
  6. Parts of a bill of lading – 1,2,3,4
  7. Difference between Demurrage & Detention
  8. What to do if your cargo is damaged
  9. Difference between a Freight Forwarder and a Clearing Agent
  10. What to do when the original bill of lading is lost

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Hariesh Manaadiar
Hariesh Manaadiar
I am Hariesh Manaadiar, the Founder of Shipping and Freight Resource.. I have been in the dynamic shipping and freight industry for over three decades and have worked in several sectors.. I share my experiences and knowledge of the industry through this blog for those looking for help in the industry.. Stay subscribed for more free useful content about shipping, freight, maritime, logistics, supply chain and trade..


  1. Dear Mr Hariesh
    i think that all of your articles are very best , many thanks for support us with useful information with simple way


  2. Hi, I have read and heard a lot about the revival and expansion of the south african shipbuilding industry. Can you please give your views on this subject as well what is goverment doing, the implications and draw backs that we might notice because of such a move!

    Kind Regards

  3. Good day .
    WOuld like to know if the following is possible . Buying yarn from ,say China or where ever . Making the fabric from the yarn here in South Africa . The fabric then get exported to Mauritius . The fabric is then used to make garments in Mauritius . Garments gets exported to South Africa . My question is , does the garments qualify for a SACD certificate to come in to SA free of duty or not .

    Kind regards


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