Shipping lines offer time sensitive cost saving options for COVID-19

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COVID-19, has changed the way this world works and is expected to continue to influence the movement of global economies, human resources, the medical field and supply chain for the foreseeable future..

As at the time of writing of this article, the global number of infected people was around 2.38+ million with 164,000+ dead which is around 6.88% of the total infected..

Several ports around the world were/are either closed or working under limited conditions with several restrictions imposed on normal port activities.. Global trade has been severely impacted and is undergoing strain as never before..

Our industry plays a highly highly pivotal role in ensuring that the flow of goods continues, especially the flow of critical and essential goods all around the world..

Its good to see that some of the shipping lines have come up with some creative cost saving options for COVID-19..

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The importance of planning your shipments

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Planning your shipments is very important in shipping..!!!!!!!! Uh, Duh..!!!

As obvious as it sounds, there are several cases where this may not happen due to a variety of factors ranging from lack of planning to incorrect processes followed to tight deadlines to simply circumstances..

People do not realise the number of type of issues that could happen in a shipment and that there are several possible causes for delays however insignificant the reason maybe..

Here is a great live example which happened last week..

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Can the shipping line be held liable..??

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Cargo is moving from A to C under a through bill of lading.. B is the transhipment port.. There are some customs inspections at transhipment point B for which the shipping line is asking the client to pay..

Client says that the shipping line should be liable..

Can the shipping line be held liable..?? Contribute your thoughts..

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Bill of Lading date for transhipment cargo

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Question from a reader : Do you know if Bills of Lading record the dates when cargo is offloaded at transhipment port and loaded on another ship.

Would the bill of lading arriving at the final discharge port show the date of first loading or date of loading at transhipment port.

Answer inside 🙂

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Difference between transhipment and cargo in transit

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You might have heard the terminology Transhipment and also Cargo in Transit.. It might be confusing to newcomers to the industry..

There is a big difference between the two and this article discusses these differences and explain how these two work..

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Will the Port of Loading change if my container is transhipped..??

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One of the processes in shipping is Transhipment.. This article clarifies a readers doubt whether the Port of Loading mentioned in the bill of lading will change if the container is transhipped..??

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Different loading and discharging vessel

Ever wondered sometimes when you receive the arrival notification from the shipping line, the name of the vessel is different from the one on the bill of lading..?? Read to find out why..

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What is Transhipment..??

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All across the shipping spectrum a lot of people would have heard the terminology – Transhipment..

This article defines and explains Transhipment and why is it required and how it connects us all globally..

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