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Shipping and Freight Resource turns 5

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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………………………………Image for writing yuppie

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 :

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..

This blog is available on below social media, 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 re-tweeting any of the articles..

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..

Image of this blog's 5th anniversary cake

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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 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.

  2. 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!!

  3. Hi Hariesh
    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
    Best wishes

  4. Congrats Hariesh! Wish you many more years of successful blogging ..I teach in a college and share some of your topics with the students.

  5. 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..

  6. Dear Hariesh,

    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.

    Prashant Roy

  7. 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!!!!!

  8. 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 !!!!

  9. 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


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