Top 10 Things to Keep In Mind When Shipping Overseas

This is a guest post by Celina Jones – who as the owner of a shipping consulting business,  has quite a lot of experience in helping organizations send shipment overseas … Read more here..

Beware of fake shipping line websites for tracking your cargo

Yes there are fake shipping line websites based on the method of “phishing” just like fake banking websites.. The International Maritime Bureau is warning users of such sites (although names … Read more here..

Consequences of incorrect acceptance of hazardous cargo

In this blog, across the many articles that i have written, i have made several references to hazardous cargoes, documentation for hazardous cargoes, safety measure for hazardous cargoes, and consequences … Read more here..

Some unusual and different container types

In my previous article(s) i gave an insight into Container sizes and dimensions and also covered some Special Containers and the cargoes that is loaded on these containers.. Now i … Read more here..

Should i use Open Top or Flat Rack for over-height cargo

Sounds like a trick question..?? It could be..!! Generally open top and flat rack containers are used for loading cargo that are difficult to load through the doors of a … Read more here..

Is a shipping line liable for any costs if they don’t send the arrival notification for import cargo..??

Thanks to the readers of this blog who ask some stimulating questions like the title of this post.. This is a very contentious issue between the shipping lines and the … Read more here..

Is there a limitation on the number of Original bills to be issued..??

A reader of this blog had asked a question as below : What is the limitation on 3 OBLs? Why 3….I’ve had customers request 5+ OBLs to be issued. When … Read more here..

Part bill of lading

As advised in one of my very first articles – Article 2 – The Documents – a Bill of Lading – abbreviated to read B/L is a document that serves as a document … Read more here..

Who is a multi-modal transport operator & how do they differ from freight forwarder ?

It is always nice to get some feedback and inputs from the readers of the blog.. Here is one question that has come up : Who is a multi-modal transport … Read more here..

Are Shippers Load Stow and Count and Said to Contain – different..??

Are Shippers Load Stow and Count and Said to Contain – different..?? Both these clauses are used in container shipping : Shippers Load, Stow and Count (SLAC) = The cargo … Read more here..

How to handle IMCO Class 1 cargo..

In my previous article Hazardous Cargo, we had a brief look into Class 1 cargoes.. Below is a guest post by Bentley Cook about how to handle IMCO Class 1 … Read more here..

What is meant by Direct Delivery..??

There are cases where some of containers might need to be directly loaded onto the ship from the truck – meaning it doesn’t get offloaded at the CY (container yard) … Read more here..

Difference between Slot charterer and NVOCC Operator

What is the Difference between Slot charterer and NVOCC Operator..?? This was one of the interesting questions one of the readers of this blog asked me.. NVOCC Operator = Non-Vessel … Read more here..

What happens to shipping containers lost at sea.??

Hey all, came across an article (What happens to shipping containers lost at sea?).. Although this article is more concerned about the environment (which is very important), it also begs … Read more here..

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