Q#6: I will appreciate it very much if you could tell me how pet liquid filled bottles like Gatorade are transported via sea freight containers?
We are told the following by a seller:Capacity for a 20 footer is 10 pallets on the floor for liquids, with no double stacking allowed (per the freight forwarder). We would like to know if this is correct?
A#6: in general for such cargo double stacking is not allowed for safety reasons.. However, if the cargo is crated, then you could double stack it, but it also depends on the weight as these drinks are heavy..
Q#5: from where we can obtain MSDS of the commodity certificate for our Airfreight Cargo?
A#5: the manufacturer of the product should have it.. That is the best source..
Q#4: I have a 40′ stuck in port because there is a discrepency in the seal number stated on the b/l. The shipping company agrees this is their error. We are facing enormous demurrage and storage charges through no fault of ours. What recourse do we have to claim all the penalty charges incurred?
A#4: That would really depend on what caused this delay, who picked it up and when and the country in which it happened.. Usually seal discrepancies should not cause that much of a delay unless the customs and doc process in the receiving country is quite stringent..
Q#3: Can we mention a bank as a notify party in BL ? If no what is the reason /logic behind that ?
A#3: Notify party maybe anyone on this planet as there is no legal or contractual obligation.. So yes bank can be notify party..
Q#2: If a shipment is consigned to a bank located at 3rd country place other than the loading or discharging port and holder of OB/L who is the N/Party wants to Switch B/L to revise the shipper as they themselves but maintain the consignee “To Order of Bankxxxxx” and new N/Party at POD. The 1st set did not pass the bank for endorsement therefore legally can we proceed to Switch the B/L.
A#2: The bank will not see or does not receive any records of the bill from the shipping line.. They will only see what the shipper gives them.. If the bill of lading is consigned to the bank, how will the notify get all 3 bills without going through the bank in order to do the switch bill.. Remember, you need all 3 originals to be given back for a switch bill..
Q#1: By curiosity, I would like to know if two different companies can use the same identification number for their containers? Can Hapag and Orient Overseas Container Line both use the same number but what differentiates each company is the letters before such number?? For example: HLXU 150903 and ODLU 150903?
A#1: if it happens by “coincidence” then the differentiating factor would be the prefix.. But even if the numbers are same, the check digit will be different for that combination..