Once upon a time I was sitting all by my lonely self wondering
- How I could contribute to the shipping and freight industry
- How I could do something that would fuel my second passion – educating
- How I could help newcomers to the shipping industry understand a bit more about the processes and procedures
- How I could share some of my experiences and knowledge with others and
- How I could engage other like minded people in the industry in active and useful discussions that will help others………………………………
then it hit me like a ton of ships..!! Why not start a blog about Shipping and Freight..!!
The thought progressed into action and half a decade (makes it sound like a long time when i say it like that) on, here we are, the Shipping and Freight Resource is going strong, doing well, encouraging discussions, helping new comers, attracting and answering questions..
It has been a pleasurable, worthy and fulfilling 5 years of blogging and I look forward to more discussions and interactions going forward..
This blog endeavors to spread awareness of what goes into moving 90% of the worlds trade by sea around the world and the various processes, documentation and procedures involved therein..
Looking back, in the last 5 years, this blog :
- Has been visited by more than 1.30 million visitors from all over the world
- Has tweeted more than 2,300 messages
- Has published 259 articles of interest relating to the shipping and freight industry
- Has been listed in the International Maritime Organisation website as an Educational Resource
- Has assisted in providing solutions to several problems raised by the readers from around the world via comments on the articles and the question form (some of them with the help of industry experts)
- Has initiated several thought provoking discussions regarding various legal and practical issues surrounding the industry and its processes
All this wouldn’t have been possible without YOU the readers of this blog.. For this opportunity and experience thus far, I THANK YOU..
You have subscribed to the blog, commented on the articles, asked questions, answered questions, shared and spread the word about this blog.. Without this active interest from YOU the readers, I wouldn’t have the motivation to carry on writing from my happy corner..
I invite like minded people from the Shipping and Freight industry to contribute any own articles, join the discussions and share your knowledge and experience in the industry with everyone.. Drop me a note with any article or topic that you would like to share with others and if suitable, I will publish it in your name.. Easy as chalk..
Together we can educate more people around the world and raise awareness about our wonderful industry and the role that we play in the global arena..
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UPDATE 30.10.2013 : Had a sweet surprise from the family when i went home – a cake with the blog header on it.. Wow, that was very thoughtful and sweet.. Love my family..
Hello Sir, This is a very valuable blog for all the people who are interested in this industry. I find myself just in four months time by reading the blog to have learned a lot about shipping and freight knowledge which will take one the whole life. Your sense of sharing your knowledge is really amazing to me who is thirsty for freight knowledge. I hope one day I will have a chance to meet my teacher (you) in person.
Thank you Htet.. 🙂
Hello Hareish, must say this is a very very useful blog for people in the freight industry, particularly with such active members! Appreciate your initiative and am sure this blog is here to stay for many many decades to come!! Happy 2014 Everyone!!
Thanks for the kind words Lakshmi.. 🙂
Well done indeed !
It is really good to know that the outcome of your intentions are so well received and enjoyed .
From a long time Shipping person I share your sentiments and commitment .
I am a firm believer that
THE FINE ART OF KNOWLEDGE IS NOT JUST ACQUIRING IT BUT SHARING IT
Clive, i thank you for your kind words and support..
Hi Mirambika, regret i don’t have much knowledge of the export packaging business specifically and dont wish to misguide you.. Maybe someone else in this forum could assist..
Congrats Hariesh! Wish you many more years of successful blogging ..I teach in a college and share some of your topics with the students.
Thanks Prem, pls encourage your students to subscribe to the site so that they can get free updates..
Many Many Congratulations on successfully completing 5 years !!!
It is just like a guide for a beginner like me. We encourage you to write more and share some of your experiences in this industry. I wish soon you will reach 2 million mark.
Wish you all the very best.
Thanks Rishi & Ms.Rookie, that is the aim of this blog – to nurture newcomers and help them understand what can sometimes be complicated situations in shipping.. Please spread the word to like minded new comers and also keep asking questions however small..
Thank You- Gracias …Congrats On 5 ++++++++ years.
From: A Total Rookie
Well done Hariesh, you have done an exceptional job over the years , “keep sailing with the wind””
Thank you Yunus for being one of the good supporters and readers in SA..
5 years !
Great going and wishing you many many more years(50 at least) of sharing, educating, discussing, debating the happenings in the world of marine Goods transportation.
Running a blog is an thankless job and needs total commitment from all angles.
I salute your dedication and thank you from all my heart in educating and instilling a sense of excitement in me. Thats how I feel each time, I log on.
Eagerly waiting for updates,
Regards and good wishes for a wonderful effort.
Dear Prashant, many thanks for thanking me for the thankless job 🙂 and the motivation.. Will surely carry on what I have started..
I’m a cargo liability underwriter and i love your blog as it acts as a nice reminder of issues and of the basics in the industry which can sometimes be overlooked. It also acts as a useful information provider as you cover a nice range of issues. Well done, thank you and here’s to another 5 years!!!!!
Hi James, thanks for the wishes and looking forward to some inputs from you regarding cargo liability at some stage.. Could use your expertise.. 🙂
wow ! 5 years of imparting shipping knowledge ! really commendable sir. this blog must have helped so many people in their shipping careers apart from stoking their passion for this industry. hats off to you & good luck for many many more years !!!!
Thank you for your warm wishes Shyny.. Appreciate it..
Great job! I teach exporting in the U.S. Your site is one of the best and most fun. Always reference it in my classes. Only thing that would be better is if I had found it sooner. Thanks.
Elyse Eriksson, creator of The Riddle of the Exporter
Thank you Elyse, glad to be of help.. All the best for your workbook and training programs..