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Shipping and Freight Resource turns 10

A few years ago, a seed started germinating in my head..

A thought brought on by the realisation that there was a huge knowledge and skills gap in the understanding of the processes and procedures involved in the shipping and freight industry and the lack of resources available online for these gaps to be addressed..

So I asked myself how I could

  • assist in addressing this gap ;
  • help people in the shipping industry (new and old) learn and understand the processes and procedures in the industry ;
  • do something that would fuel my passion for educating and training ;
  • share my experiences and knowledge in the industry ;
  • engage with other like-minded people in the industry in creating active and useful discussions that will eventually help everyone…………………

That thought progressed into action and ultimately evolved into Shipping and Freight Resource..

Through this resource, I spread awareness of what really goes into moving 90% of the world’s trade by sea around the world, the various processes, documentation, and procedures involved therein..


This year, Shipping and Freight Resource celebrates a decennary, a decennium, a decade or in simple English, 10 years of helping people to Seek » Learn » Know » Grow in the shipping and freight industry..


10 years of Shipping and Freight Resource

10 years of engrossing, interesting, exciting, fulfilling and exhilarating moments writing about Shipping, Freight, Logistics, Maritime and Trade..

It has been a pleasurable, worthy and fulfilling 10 years of sharing my experience and knowledge and to be quite honest, I look forward to more discussions and interactions going forward..

In the last 10 years, this resource has :

  • helped more than 4.6 million visitors from all over the world to learn and understand the basics to advanced concepts of the industry ;
  • published 571 articles of interest relating to the shipping and freight industry ;
  • been included as an Educational Material in the International Maritime Organisation’s Directory of Maritime Links  ;
  • assisted in providing solutions to several problems raised by the readers from around the world via comments on the articles (some of them with the help of industry experts) ;
  • shared pertinent and selected news items ;
  • created some free guides relating to Importing and Cargo Damage ;
  • shared Executive Insights from some of the movers and shakers in the industry ;
  • won a few awards ;
  • initiated several thought provoking discussions regarding various legal and practical issues surrounding the industry and its processes

thank you for supporting shipping and freight resourceAll this wouldn’t have been possible without YOU, my dedicated and loyal readers..

You have subscribed to the blog, commented on the articles, asked & answered questions, given testimonials, taken part in the quizzes, shared and spread the word about this blog..

For this opportunity and the experience thus far, I THANK YOU..


Here are some Top 10s of this resource

Top 10 Articles

  1. Difference between Demurrage and Detention
  2. Difference between House bill of lading and Master bill of lading
  3. How to calculate CBM and Freight Ton
  4. What is a telex release..??
  5. What is a HS Code..??
  6. What is a Switch Bill of Lading and when and why is it used..??
  7. Difference between a freight forwarder and NVOCC
  8. What is a Bill of Lading..??
  9. What is CY-CY Term in Container Shipping..??
  10. Difference between a Liner and Tramp service

You can view the full list of articles here..


Top 10 Countries

While it is an honor that some of the main maritime centers of the world such as Singapore, UK, India and UAE form part of the Top 10, I am equally honored to receive visitors from some of the remote countries like GuernseyÅland Islands, Wallis & Futuna, St.Pierre & Miquelon and many more..

This proves the importance of our industry and its reach far and wide..


Top 10 Categories

  1. Shipping Knowledge
  2. Bill of Lading
  3. Questions and Answers
  4. Freight Container
  5. Documentation
  6. FAQ
  7. Case Studies
  8. News
  9. Guest Article
  10. Difference between

You can view the full list of categories here..


I also invite like-minded people from the industry to contribute guest articles, join the discussions, share knowledge and experiences and join me in raising awareness about our wonderful industry and the hugely important role that we play in the global arena..

By the way, this resource is also available on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook so feel free to communicate, follow, contribute and be in touch whichever way possible..

Please use the hashtags #shippingandfreight and #shippingeducation if you are tweeting about this site or you are re-tweeting any of the articles..

It would be great to hear how Shipping and Freight Resource has helped you..



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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. Hello Hariesh Mannadiar : Have Learned a Lot and Learning a lot and Learning is never ending process and I sincerely thank you from my bottom of heart for sharing and exploring the knowledge in our trade indeed it is very very useful . Various views and ideas on one topics that help us to choose and stick to the correct practices of the trade . May the GOD bless you to go further miles on this Blog and I must keep in touch with this blog to update my knowledge.
    With love and warm regards

  2. I have more than two years experience of your blog .I would like to appreciate your dedication and commitment to share life long knowledge and experience. Work is life and knowledge and experience are the bases. so ,keep sharing from your deep knowledge of shipping sector.I really worth your deeds for last ten year. I have got a lot of experience and knowledge due to your contribution.

  3. I have only come across your blog over the past year and a half and although i was in the industry myself for over 40 years there is still so much to learn.Your articles are very interesting and informative. Your passion,commitment and enthusiasm for both knowledge and education comes to the fore in every article and i can gauge from this that you clearly enjoy what you are doing.I have no hesitation in recommending this to everyone i come across.
    Sincere congratulations on a significant contribution to Industry knowledge and a truly wonderful achievement in 10 years.I am sure the next 10 will have many interesting articles on the changes in the shipping industry and i look forward to this.
    Maybe an article ob bunkering sometime could help readers
    Thank you so much

  4. This is an excellent achievement. To survive as long as a decade in any industry can be considered as well done. I was retrenched on 28 Feb 2018 by Engen Petroleum, after 18 years service in the Import Department. I continued to subscribe to your newsletters. I read every one I receive, as it enables me to stay abreast of the innovation and progress in the shipping & freight industry. This is an excellent link to supply chain management and is assisting my with my further studies at USB re SCM. Keep up the good work….!!!

  5. Hello Hariesh,

    It has truly been a wonderful journey and hats off to you for bringing such educational posts in Shipping and Freight. You have undertaken a great initiative and executed it in such as great fashion. Your website and posts are simple to understand and pertinent to the industry. Wish you all the best for continuing this valuable site. Congratulations again!!


  6. Thank you very much for providing this service – I look forward to reading each article as it is submitted. Your providing of knowledge within the industry is a most valuable tool and is appreciated greatly – keep up your wonderful work.
    Regards/ Kate Ankers
    Burnard International Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand


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