Executive Insights: CoLoadX CEO Fauad Shariff on giving shippers and forwarders what they really want

After two decades of experience in export and freight forwarding sectors, CoLoadX CEO Fauad Shariff has seen it all. In his current position at the helm of a marketplace for freight forwarders and NVOCCs, he’s trying to help freight forwarders solve the complexities of international logistics, rather than waste time and effort shopping for rates, or tracking shipments.

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Direction of containers when loaded on a ship..

Are containers loaded so that the doors all face the same direction (i.e. fore or aft) or is it random?

This is a very interesting question from a reader Collin.. Read the article to find out more..

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Question about Note of Sea Protest

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Riaz had this question about Note of Sea Protest

Does the production of a Note of Sea Protest absolve the shipping line of all the claim for damages the cargo may have purportedly suffered due to the rough seas recorded in the Note of Sea Protest and vetted by the port authorities, based on the log book, but not notarised?

How does one differentiate between such incidental damage and damage which may have been caused by negligent handling?

What are your views..??

Question from Charlott King

Name: Charlott King Email: hydrafab Website: http://hydra-jett.com Ask your question here..: Why is the state of Alabama charging us sales tax on the product because we are not taking it to there designated port in Mobile. Our customers are buying the product through the internet We ship all over the world and we go through a freight forwarder, No on … Read more here..

Question from Gabucan

Name: V Gabucan Email: josevgabucan@yahoo.com Ask your question here..: Hi I plan to use a balikbayan box to be shipped to the Philippines from the US. Is it safe to ship multivitamins? I am worried about the temperature and if it will affect the potency of the MVitamins. Thanks.

Question from Wan

Name: wan Email: ibnikamil@gmail.com Ask your question here..: Hello. Im halfway on starting a trading company. but i seem to have some problems when trying to clarify the export procedures. Among my inquiries are: 1) how long does it take to clear a LC?. or the whole process from creating an LC to payment? 2) lets say i have to … Read more here..

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