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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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 are not mentioned).. The ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) is warning against fraudulent cargo tracking websites. Such sites have been created and improved over the years to add legitimacy for … Read more here..