This article explains and clarifies the difference between Pre-Carriage, Carriage and On-Carriage and how these come together to provide the full spectrum of services to the customer..
To the uninitiated (which included me at one stage), these industries are same or similar and it might come across that there is no difference between Maritime, Shipping, Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain ..
But once you are involved in the business or know about these businesses, you will very soon understand that these are very different industries with different workings, assets, architecture, requiring very different sets of qualifications, experience, expertise, knowledge and attitudes..
In this article I unpack the difference between Maritime, Shipping, Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain and how it is all connected..
Why is there a difference in transit time between FCL and LCL cargo to the same destination..??
If it doesn’t make sense, there is a reason why this difference exists.. Read the full article to know why..
Bulk and Break bulk are two terms that are being used incorrectly and interchangeably in the course of day to day business..
These terms cannot be used interchangeably because there are distinctive differences between Bulk and Break Bulk in terms of cargo, nature, size, capacity, handling, trade, customers, ports, terminals, equipment, infrastructure…………………………………..
How do you differentiate between the two..?? This article will help you understand clearly..
There are several entities involved in the successful transportation of a shipment.. However big or small a shipment is, two entities stand out due to the importance of their roles in a shipment..
These entities are a Freight Forwarder and a Clearing Agent..
It is very important to understand the functions of a freight forwarder and a clearing agent and their role in a shipment as this is often confused..
While in a lot of cases, a freight forwarder and clearing agent may be the same entity, there are many cases where they are different as well and in this post we explore the similarities and difference between a freight forwarder and clearing agent..
NVOCC and Freight Forwarder are entities that many customers use for the movement of their cargo around the world.. Is there a difference between a NVOCC and freight forwarder..??
Let us explore in this article..
Are telex release and express release the same..??
Telex Release and Express Release – These are terms that still confuses many people in the industry..
The confusion occurs when these terms are loosely used instead of using it in the strict sense..
The difference between pre-carriage and on-carriage needs to be understood very clearly by the exporter, importer, shipping line, forwarder, clearing agent, insurance and everyone else involved in order to ensure that the relevant roles, responsibilities, costs and risks are clearly defined..
ICD, On Dock CY and Off Dock CY are some terms you might have heard during the course of your day to day work.. Here is an explanation of the difference between them..
There is no difference between CY and CFS..
Read this article to find out more..
When I searched my site recently, I saw how many articles I had written about the “Difference between” something or the other.. Well, 29 so far to be exact..
This made me realise the importance of these two words and how it helps to clear up misconceptions and confusions..
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