Types of shipping containers, sizes, dimensions and uses

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Shipping Container, Freight Container, Container, Box, TEU, FEU – many of the synonyms and acronyms by which the common shipping container is referred to as, depending on who is talking..

Universally hailed as one of the greatest inventions of the modern world, the ubiquitous shipping container has really and truly made the world a smaller place and in my view, can be termed the one true architect of Globalisation..

The shipping container has evolved from being just a dumb box to being a smart container capable of being tracked anywhere in the world, in some cases even to the bottom of the ocean..

The shipping container comes in different sizes and types.. This is a refresher on the various types of shipping containers including some unusual shipping containers in use today, its dimensions and information relating to its use and purpose..

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South Africa’s highest Court declines to consider whether ship arrests are unconstitutional

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The Constitutional Court has recently rejected an application for leave to appeal brought by a shipowner, Parakou Shipping Pte Ltd against a judgment of the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) upholding the arrest of an associated ship.

In doing so, the Constitutional Court found that the application for leave to appeal did not raise a constitutional issue.

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How many original bills of lading must I surrender to get release of cargo..??

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How many original bills of lading must I surrender to get release of cargo..??

This question popped up on my comments and emails quite a few times since the beginning of this year and therefore I decided to write this short note to answer it..

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Increase in freight costs – a UK freight forwarder’s perspective

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Mass container shortage has disrupted international supply chains and seen the cost of freight and shipping increase exponentially across all sectors.

While it may be easy to blame this single factor for an increase in freight cost, many more factors have contributed to the inflated prices we are currently seeing across the sector.

So what are some of the other reasons that prices can’t seem to slow down? 

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DP World’s BOXBAY high bay storage system completes real-world trial, exceeds expectations

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Two years after launching BOXBAY, a new high bay container storage system, DP World has completed the testing of the high bay storage concept at its first full-size facility in Jebel Ali port in Dubai.

As per a media release from DP World, more than 63,000 container moves have been completed since the facility, which can hold 792 containers at a time, was commissioned beginning this year.

The test is said to have exceeded expectations with BOXBAY working faster and more energy efficient than anticipated.

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Ana Ruiz Garcı́a de los Rios is FONASBA’s Young Ship Agent or Broker for 2021

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FONASBA is very pleased to announce that the winner of its Young Ship Agent or Broker Award for 2021 is Ana Ruiz Garcı́a de los Rios, of Bergé Logistics, who is based in Madrid.

Ana is both the first female winner of the Award and the first from Spain.

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8 tips on how to reduce freight forwarding expenses

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If you use shipping services often, price may definitely be a very important factor for you. Especially if you own a business that includes regular shipments using freight forwarders.

Customers often think that the way freight forwarders arrange shipments is pretty much fixed and cannot change.

But just because everyone is used to the standard ways of shipping and expenses associated with it, it doesn’t mean that is the only way.

Luckily for you, there are a few to reduce freight forwarding expenses.

Here are 8 tips to reduce freight forwarding expenses. Follow these steps and start implementing the changes that will help you today.

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Liability of the shipper on the bill of lading

Opinion Piece

There have been several questions about the “liability of a shipper on a bill of lading”.. As we have discussed, any one can be a shipper on the bill of lading and may not necessarily be the actual exporter or seller of the goods that are covered in the bill of lading..

It is not uncommon for a Seller to be pursued by the Carrier for unpaid charges incurred in relation to the cargo, say, due to the Consignee failing to come forth and take delivery.

More often, this comes as a shock to the Seller given that they may have received payment under their contract for sale of goods and subsequently transferred the negotiable Bill of Lading by endorsement (either to a named party or in blank).

The Seller generally presumes that they do not bear any liability and instead believe that the Carrier only has a right to pursue the Consignee.

The below article by Muthu Jagannath explains the liability of the entity who is listed as a Shipper in the Bill of Lading (“BL”)..

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Berthing delay skyrockets as operations at Ningbo container terminal still suspended

Berthing delay skyrockets as Ningbo, the 3rd largest ports in the world suspends container terminal operations due to a positive case of COVID-19.

Data provided by project44 confirms that a large volume of container ships are at anchor outside Ningbo-Zhoushan waiting for berth space.

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Executive Insights with Jett McCandless on project44’s record growth

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project44 is the world’s leading advanced visibility platform for shippers and logistics service providers. project44 connects, automates and provides visibility into key transportation processes to accelerate insights and shorten the time it takes to turn those insights into actions.

project44 announced record growth in Q2, including enterprise net dollar retention of 129% and 123% year-over-year growth in ARR.

We caught up with Jett McCandless, CEO and Founder of project44, for some Executive Insights and to find out more details on the progress of the company, its strategy and the secret behind its phenomenal growth.

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Wood Chip carrier Crimson Polaris splits in two in Japan

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Crimson Polaris, a dedicated wood-chip carrier operated by NYK, owned by MI-DAS Line S.A and managed Misuga Kaiun Co. Ltd was swept away by strong winds while it was anchored and ran aground off Hachinohe in Aomori prefecture in Japan on August 11 2021.

The hull of the vessel eventually split in two in the early hours of 12th August and oil from the vessel has spilt into the ocean. The oil leak from the ship has reportedly spread around 15 miles but the extent of any environmental impact and quantity is still under investigation and unclear as yet.

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Webinar on Delivering for the future: Opportunities and opinions on last-mile optimization

Discussions with Shipping and Freight Resource

Cathy Morrow Roberson, Supply Chain Writer & Researcher, sits down with Neil McEvoy, VP Customer Experience at C3 Solutions and Sinead Croke, CX Director at Hermes on the 19th of August 2021 at 10:00 hrs EST in a Webinar to discuss the challenges and opportunities that the last mile brings.

Reserve your space today.

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