Is there a connection between Incoterms® and the shipping line..??

Opinion Piece

– Is there a connection between Incoterms® and the shipping line..??
– Should Shipping Lines be concerned with Incoterms®..??
– How does Incoterms® affect the shipping line..??

These are few of the questions raised by readers who have complained that their booking was on FCA, FOB, CIF etc but the carrier refuses to show this commercial information on the bill of lading.. Commercial information includes details about the Incoterms®..

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Help, shipping line won’t pre-date or back date my bill of lading

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Pre-Dating or Back Dating is when the shipper requests the shipping line to show the Shipped on Board date on the bill of lading as a date before the actual sailing of the vessel (example : the vessel actually sails on the 2nd of March but shipper wants the line to show the shipped on board date on the bill of lading as 28th of February)..

Why would a shipper want his bill of lading to be pre-dated or back dated and why would a shipping line reject this request..??

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How do I know the bill of lading issued is a House Bill or Master Bill..??

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“How do I know the bill of lading issued is a House Bill of Lading or a Master Bill of Lading..?? Is it mentioned anywhere on the bill of lading that it is a House Bill or a Master Bill”

I really love such basic but curious questions because it rejuvenates the gray matter.. Let’s explore this question..

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What is GRI (General Rate Increase) in shipping and what is its implication..??

What is General Rate Increase

General Rate Increase (GRI) – a term liked by the shipping lines and loathed by the trading community.. This article explains what GRI means to people on either side of the fence and how it affects the trade..

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Shipper vs Agent – A case study

Shipper vs Agent - Case Study

Article discussing a dispute between a shipper and his agent relating to the shipment of the goods, ETA and freight..

This maybe an eye opener for several other people who maybe in this predicament or situation and need to know these intimate details of shipping..

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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 documentation required for importing, what precautions one must take to avoid any losses..

Please be guided that this is a very generic advice and each import is different and could have many variables..

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Difference between Container Owner and Shipping Line

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Is there a difference between container owner and shipping line..?? Aren’t they the same..??

Read more about this interesting question and understand the answer..

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Who can request shipping line to issue switch bill of lading..??

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Who can request shipping line to issue switch bill of lading..?? In one of my past articles we discussed about what is a switch bill of lading.. A reader raised a very important point/question regarding the issuance of the switch bill of lading. on who can request the shipping line to issue a switch bill of lading and what are … Read more here..

My containers fell overboard – who is responsible and what should I do..??

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Shah Nawaz wanted to know who is responsible if his containers fell overboard and what should be the next course of action.. We had loaded 14 containers stuffed with cooking sunflower oil packed in consumer packs on a Ship & After loading of the containers on the deck 6 containers were accidentally dropped in the water. Later those containers were … Read more here..

What is a LINER OUT CHARGE in shipping..??

What exactly is the LINER OUT CHARGE..

Shipping Lines are quoting this for cargo to West Africa and other areas.. What does FILO mean..??

This article answers these questions..

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Can cargo be released without collection of destination charges..??

Question from a reader from Turkey.. Please feel free to comment.. Ask your question here..: Dear Hariesh Hope doing well. I need your opinion to clarify a big doubt. Some cnee´s at Turkey received imports goods and original BL full set, with some pending charges payable at Turkey. Shipping line release the cargo without charges collection because they insist that … Read more here..

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