Implications of issuing a Clean on Board bill of lading

Many a time, shippers have asked shipping lines for “CLEAN ON BOARD” clause on a bill of lading and if the request relates to a container shipment, this might have very well been rejected by the shipping line..

Why do the shipping lines reject this..?? 

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Top 100 container shipping lines – April 2013

Alphaliner has published the list of  Top 100 container shipping lines in the world based on existing fleet and order book TEU capacity available on board operated ships.. Below is the graphical image … Read more here..

Clean on board or Shipped on Board – what should a bill of lading show..??

Clean on Board and Shipped on Board are two different clauses in a Bill of Lading and these two have sometimes led to confusion and disagreements within the trade..

Here we will examine what the bill of lading should show – Clean on Board or Shipped on Board..??

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UPDATE – Shipping lines will accept responsibility for their mistakes – True or False..??

Further to my post regarding incorrect routing of a container and the shipping lines liability, please see below news article from FTW Magazine ( A South African based Freight & Trade … Read more here..

How containerization shaped the modern world

Here’s a very nice video of how containerization shaped the modern world.. Newcomers to the industry and Joe Public will find this interesting.. Happy viewing.. Also read – http://shippingnewsandviews.wordpress.com/2011/12/01/the-story-of-the-man-who-invented-the-shipping-cargo-container/

Different loading and discharging vessel

Ever wondered sometimes when you receive the arrival notification from the shipping line, the name of the vessel is different from the one on the bill of lading..?? Read to find out why..

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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..

What is a Garment On Hanger container..??

Garment On Hanger (GOH) (also known in certain circles as Hangtainer) containers are standard/dry containers that are converted/outfitted to be able to safely and conveniently carry garments on hangers – … 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..

Weighing of all export containers

I read an interesting article from Mike Poverello’s blog about weighing of all export containers before they are shipped.. The article got me thinking and i checked with quite a … Read more here..

Why you should be careful and vigilant about what a container contains..

A good example of what a container contains and why you should pay very close attention to what is declared by the shipper and why we should all be vigilant … 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..

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