Risks and Liabilities of a Freight Forwarder

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Freight forwarders are an integral part of the supply chain and global maritime trade.. A freight forwarder serves as a conduit for global trade between importers, exporters, BCOs (Beneficial Cargo … Read more..

What is a Switch Bill of Lading and when and why is it used..??

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The world of shipping and freight is very dynamic and there may be several changes that happen during the course of a shipment or post shipment.. Destinations can change, cargo … Read more..

Importing for the first time, huh..?? Then you should read this..

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Planning to import, but don’t know where and how to start..?? Here is some “generic” practical advice to importers who are importing for the first time.. Includes information about the … Read more..

Shipping cargo without insurance – reader question

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Shipping your cargo without insurance.. Hmmmmm, not a very smart idea.. Several pitfalls await those who attempt this.. Here’s a question from a reader based on their historical experience.. All … Read more..

Can an insurance company assist a freight forwarder in case of lost bill of lading..??

If an Original Master Bill of Lading is lost by a Freight Forwarder, will his insurance company provide cover or assistance in securing a bank guarantee..??

Incorrect cargo in container – who is responsible..??

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Incorrect cargo in container – who is responsible..?? This is the gist of the question below from Bukky.. Container arrived,sealed Cleared customs in Houston, TX. Pick up the same for … Read more..

The cost of avoidable errors – an ITIC perspective

International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) has emphasised how avoidable errors can prove expensive for ship agents. In the latest issue of its Claims Review, ITIC recounts how a ship agent … Read more..