Terms and Conditions of Use & Disclaimer

The Terms and Conditions of Use of this site & Disclaimer are as below.. By reading this site, you agree to be bound by its terms and conditions.. This site including its name, data, images, and contents are copyright of [Hariesh Manaadiar (Puthan House)] and [Shipping and Freight Resource/Shipping in South Africa], [2008]


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1.1 You are permitted to read this site and to print and download material, provided that you do not modify any content without my consent..

I have spent a lot of time and effort writing the articles on this site.. So don’t use any of these articles in part or in full or in any form by any means (electronic, photocopying, recording, or otherwise) for any commercial purposes without my consent..

1.2 The copyright and other intellectual property rights in all material on this site are owned by me..

1.3 Subject to paragraph 1.1, no part of this site may be reproduced without my prior written permission.. If you want to use it for free on an educational non-commercial site, do let me know, and depending on the circumstance, I might be nice and say yes..

1.4 If you are submitting any questions via the question form or comments, by submitting the same, you expressly agree that the site and its author have the right to display the questions and comments as it is posted including your name, email id, name of the company and your website details or in an edited format..

The site and its author will not be liable for any claims or consequences arising out of such submission/publishing.. If you do not agree to this point, please do not comment on this site..



2.1 With the exception of personally and expressly advised identifiable information, any material you send or post to this site shall be considered non-proprietary and not confidential.. Unless you advise to the contrary, I am free to copy, disclose, distribute, incorporate, and otherwise use such material for any and all purposes..

2.2 If you are commenting on this site, please don’t comment using any material for which you have not obtained all necessary consents, is discriminatory, obscene, pornographic, defamatory, liable to incite racial hatred, in breach of confidentiality or privacy, which may cause annoyance or inconvenience to others, which encourages or constitutes conduct that would be deemed a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise is contrary to the law..

2.3 All comments submitted to this site are moderated for any offensive or incorrect comments/language etc.. If however any of the aforementioned slips through the moderation process, please do let the author know about anything you might have found offensive or incorrect and it will be checked and the needful will be done..



3.1 Any links to any third-party site located on this site are provided for your convenience only..  I have not reviewed each third-party site and have no responsibility for such third-party site or their content..

3.2 If you would like to link to this site you are free to do so, but if you are going to reproduce or republish any of the content from this article, you may only do so by providing a web link back to this site (https://www.shippingandfreightresource.com) and you may link so as long as you do not in any way imply that I am endorsing any services or products unless this has been specifically agreed with myself..

3.3 If you choose to link to this site in breach of Paragraph 3.2 it is understood that you fully indemnify me for any loss or damage suffered as a result of your actions..

3.4 Some of the tweets shown on this site via its Twitter account are reproduced from the port and other third-party sources and this site or its author does not undertake any responsibility for the correctness or accuracy of the same..



4.1 The articles on this site have been written by me and are based on my experiences and knowledge gained on the job since 1989, and there might be some stuff that you don’t agree with, if there is, please do let me know.. But after using what I have written (with my permission of course), you can’t hold me responsible for anything..

The contents of this site are intended to provide a general guide to the various shipping and freight-related matters discussed.. Specialist advice should be sought about your specific circumstances..

The information is offered only for general informational and educational purposes and is not offered as and does not constitute legal advice or legal opinions..

4.2 I have taken all reasonable steps to ensure that the information on this site is correct and current.. This site’s information is dynamic.. The information that is published today might not be valid or accurate two days or two years from now..

Content, sources, information, and links change all the time, and it is the responsibility of the user to verify the contents of this site..

I cannot guarantee the correctness or completeness of the material on this site..  Neither I nor any other party (whether or not involved in producing, maintaining, or delivering this site), shall be liable or responsible for any kind of loss or damage that may result to you or a third party as a result of your or their use of this site and the information provided herein..

4.3 This exclusion shall include direct, incidental, consequential, indirect, or punitive damages arising out of access to or use of any content on this site including viruses, regardless of the accuracy or completeness of any such content.. 

The site’s content is my personal opinion or the opinions of the people commenting on the site or posting guest posts on this site, and is not intended to “malign any company, individual, ethnic group, club, organization, or religious group”..

4.4 There may be instances where I might have used data that have been downloaded from the internet, to explain stuff.. It may not always be possible to identify and contact the actual owner or copyright holder of these data..

If you are the actual owner of the data and you don’t approve of it being on my site, please let me know which data are yours with proof and I will gladly remove them..

PS : Data refers to images, text, narratives, audio, video, or other types of media..

4.5 Communications sent in response to messages/requests sent by readers/users/visitors of this site are sent as guidance only..

The person/entity/company receiving this communication agrees to use such content at their own risk and responsibility and agrees that the website/author/contributors will not be held liable for the usage of the communication sent..

4.6 The views and opinions submitted by the guest authors/contributors to this site is their own and do not necessarily reflect my views and opinions on the subject..

4.7 Some of the images used in this site have been generated by AI engines.. Any resemblance to any person, company, activity, country, location, business etc is purely coincidental and is used as is..


5.1 The testimonials about this site and its author have been sent by supporters and readers of the site in their own words..


Phew, that’s it for now.. Hariesh Manaadiar – over and out..

Oh, I almost forgot – Everything that I have written in this site has been written by me in my personal and private capacity and all views, articles, comments, and opinions expressed in this site are my own, or that of the readers and the guest authors of this site and is no way connected to or linked to or express the views of my current employer..