About Hariesh Manaadiar

I have been in the dynamic shipping and freight industry for over three decades and have worked in several sectors of the industry including clearing & forwarding, logistics, warehousing & distribution, ship operations, sales and marketing, and management in various countries..

The business of shipping, freight, and logistics is a hard enough business to understand and cope with, even for seasoned veterans, let alone newcomers to the industry..

Having been in the industry for decades, I thought, why not explain the business of shipping and freight in a simple, easy, and less scary way (trust me, I know the feeling) to the people who are new to the industry or want to join the industry..

So I decided to combine

  • my passion for education and training
  • my knowledge and experience in the industry
  • my IT and journalistic skills

and voilà, the result was this resource about shipping and freight that I started in October 2008..

Simple – I write content about the various processes and procedures in the industry which is based on my actual work experience and what I have learned over the years.. I also provide some market insights about the industry from time to time as the situation demands it..

A lot of the articles are also based on questions and comments posed by readers under the various articles, so don’t feel shy, please feel free to post your comments on any of the articles of interest to you..

There are several marketing opportunities for companies and individuals interested in promoting their products and services through this resource.. You can view these opportunities on the Solutions page..

Thank you for your support thus far and let us be in touch via TwitterLinkedInInstagram and Facebook, or simply drop me an email on manaadiar@shippingandfreightresource.com

Hariesh Manaadiar


  1. As a new Logistics Coordinator for Bahamas Ships & Logistics I am always looking for good learning blogs and educational resopurces as it applies to the real-time shipping practices. I commend you for making this a reality and will continue to use as words of wisdom in the industry. If you ever need to route any shipments through the Bahamas e-mail us at logistics@bahamasship.com

  2. Your blog is really great. You have quite a database of go-to articles for shipping ; informative, well-written, and clean-interface. Please keep it up! For the sake of the global shipping community!

  3. Hello there Hariesh!
    I just sumpled upon yur blog, and i just wanted to say that i like the simple style you are writing. If only i would have seen this blog 3,5 years ago when i started my study in the logistics field… It would have made things a hell of a lot easier!

    If you are still looking for subjects to write on, i might have a few suggestions. I am currently writing my thesis for a shipping company in Belgium to make the documentation process less prone to errors. (and also in here in Antwerp, it happens way too many times…). Maybe you could talk about some of the common issues?Being halfway through my thesis i have a pretty good idea myself, but it would be nice to hear some ideas from a different source too!

    Thank you in advance 🙂
    Joost van Druenen

    • Hello there Joost.. This is just what i like.. 🙂 Fresh ideas from people.. Please do send me your suggestions about subjects that you would like to see on this blog.. Better yet, if you would like to contribute to this blog, pls send me your article as a Word document.. If it is relevant, i will post it here as a Guest Article from you.. Go for it..

  4. Hi,
    This is Nandakumar from Ahmedabad. I was in trouble as one of our customer from South America want to insert the details of Shipper. Till today I was in confusion how the shipper can be shown in Exporter Column. Now. I understood the difference between Shipper & Exporter.

    Thank you Mannadiyar.

  5. Hi Sir,
    Im om from India, I just entered in my Dream world of shipping before 2 years.
    I find this Blog very vital to enhance my shipping knowledge.

    Sir, Very Best of luck to you.Sure will read all blogs on these site.

  6. Hello Hariesh,
    This is a very informative blog!

    I own a trucking company/warehouse in Baltimore, MD USA; we specialize in the drayage/containerization of automobiles, equipment, and Household Goods for export. We also handle imports to the Ports of Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New Jersey. If you ever need our services, let me know!

    Brittany Branamen-Sankhaman

  7. Iam working in Central Bank of Pakistan. Your experience in shipping industry is very very fruitfull for me during my assigentment in Foren Exchange Department. Thaks

  8. Dear Harrish,
    Greate idea.
    from sri Lanka
    it should be used to logistics related people, specially to development country people.i could have knew about world logitics situation.

    Best Regards

  9. Hi Hariesh,

    Excellent job on you blog. I have been connected to the shipping industry for over five years, and still have a lot to learn. Thanks for your very informative site. I’m a stowage planner for a shipping agency here in the Philippines, but i feel that my career is at the dead end. I think the stowage planner job is really not given that much of a priority from where I am. For me to feel more fulfilled, as a Computer Tech savvy, I took other responsibilities in our company. Can your site possibly help those who seek for a more fulfilling career in shipping? I can’t seem to find online for openings on Stowage Planning jobs.


    Cebu, Philippines

    • Hi Michael, glad to be of help.. As for your question, it all really depends on what you want to do in your life with shipping.. Stowage planning is an integral part of vessel operations.. Are you involved in vessel operations at all i.e the physical monitoring of the vessel and its operations while it is in berth etc..?? This could be also an item that you can look at to help you.. If you are looking for ONLY stowage planning jobs, then the best place to try would be with any Port or Terminal or its management companies like DP World, P&O Ports, Hutchinson etc.. All the best..

  10. excellent work.very informative. I have about 25 years experience in the industry and i enjoy reading your site everyday.

    Could you perhaps give more info on the different types of B/ladings eg express and so on
    Marlin Reddy

  11. Great site,
    Any ideas who will service the East Coats Of africa now That Zim Lines have
    fallen off the market

  12. Great Idea and thank you, those of us who have been in this industry for ages know that it always great to hear other opinions. Who did’nt learn from someone else in the industry – we all did.

  13. Great site Hariesh and nice to see you sharing your extensive knowledge in the shipping industry.

  14. Dear Hariesh!
    i am Xuân. i am a student of university of transport in Việt Nam. i am going to study about NVOCC. I want to write a dissertation about it to report with my teacher before i graduate from university. can you give me informations about NVOCC market in the world ?
    thank you so much!
    Have a good day.

  15. Hi Hariesh

    I have been enjoying reading your articles on the website as well as in the Export/Import mag. All the best.


  16. Mr. Hariesh,
    This is a very good informative site for the newcomer like me in logistics industry.
    Request you ti guide me about the name of reputed shipping companies / conventional vessel operators who accepts bulk shipment from India to South Africa / African Ports.
    With best regards.

  17. hi harish, i would like to no who & how to be an NVOCC agent? i hope you would be able to help me out, many thanks.

  18. Hi Hariesh,

    This is a wonderful & informative site, appreciate the fact knowledge & experience grows when shared …and good to see ppl from the shipping & trade industry are here to share their views and information, which can be very useful.Keep up the good work.. Have interests out of South Africa and world over… Keep in touch..

    Thanks & Regards
    Anant Sharma

  19. Hi, Harish
    Good work, firstly congratulation to you and yr family .
    its sign of experience and good charector,
    pls keep it up , we are all appriciating yr work .

    bye bye
    Jurawan gupta , New Delhi,india
    c/o Hyundai merchant Marine India

  20. I am very proud of you ,my son!!! I feel very happy reading the responses of many newcomers in shipping industry.Let your knowledge spread and benefit many youngsters.

  21. Hi manaadiar,
    I share your view on the varoius topics on shipping . I encourage you to do more . so that up and coming youth will learn from you and other who also contribute to the blog.thanks

  22. I have introduced this sight to my co workers as I find it very beneficial to the juniors . If you are in Dbn I would like to meet you and share our interest in the industry .I am very interested to discuss future interests in opening a shipping college for youngsters interested in devoloping a career in shipping

  23. Mr Manaadiar

    I’m very lucky to have come across your blog. I am new to shipping, carrying out some research into Liberian companies, Chinese, Korean…the list goes on. Am also interested in a company whose ships often go through South Africa which you may well know. An ongoing list of questions should you have the time or inclination to answer them!!! A great site anyway, so thank you for your efforts


  24. Manaadiar like you I have also been in the import and export industry for 25 years – but I still find your site very enlightening – keep up the good work

  25. well done mi dear brother… let ur good intentions blossom more and more and bear useful and good fruits in everyway . with best of luck and blessings from acha amma and mohanetta

  26. You have lots of time on your hands Hariesh. But very good idea we will be using this info. thanks saves me from doing all the backround work. thanks

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