Testimonials about Shipping and Freight Resource

Below are some examples of how this resource has helped people learn about shipping and freight..

These testimonials come from real people, my valued readers, and industry peers,Ā  some of whom are long-time supporters of this resource..

It is touching to receive feedback like this which makes all of the hard work in running this resource worth it..

Thank you šŸ™‚


Andre Simha

Hariesh Manaadiar I can only congratulate you for your excellent articles, which have proved to be most useful in our everyday work lives! Thank you kindly!

Sourabh Kayakkalakath

Hi Hariesh from my college time this website is a go to for all my queries related to shipping once i started my career in the industry then i realized how complex the business is especially the documentation part Iā€™ve seen senior managers with decades of experience struggling to explain how high sea sales and switch BL works in your website its explained so well in simple language something makes your website stand out is you write the blog in a way a student can understand the content not many people in the industry can do that.

Mohammad Abdullah Shah

Your website contains very useful information. I haven’t seen such a comprehensive article base all at one place anywhere, touching almost every topic of freight/logistics. Keep adding!


I am working as an internal auditor at NVOCC company. Considering that Iā€™m a newbie and the industry requires a lot of interrelated documents, this website really helped me a lot to understand more the industry. I donā€™t have a formal study about the industry and I really owe my learning in this site. Thank you so much Mr. Hariesh!

Grace Miranda, Philippines

I have read lots of blogs regarding freight forwarding but yours are the best. Very easy to understand and concise. Upon reading your blogs, I was inspired because of the information and other technicalities that we will be needing in our expansion to be internationally known or to work directly to agents globally. thank you very much for sharing your knowledge to us, specially to me.

It refreshed my knowledge to act properly as a freight forwarder and to think smart in dealing with other agents/partner to be. Godbless you!


Rupnarayan Bose

Every article of yours is an eye-opener, especially to those alien to the world of shipping and transportation.

Even though I teach now, thanks to your articles my learning process about an area I knew nothing about once upon a time, still continues.

Linsha Arackel

Your blog about ā€œBeginnerā€™s guide to importingā€ is amazing.

Appreciate your will to help people and spread some true wisdom to people out there.

Thank you so much.


I just want to say thank you for your information, I am new to shipping and all seemed lost in words with no translation. The explanations and breakdowns you give are awesome, I have a better understanding and appreciation for shipping, and I am continuously learning.


Very informative and resourceful information. I am from the marine industry just joined a couple of years back. It gives me immense knowledge from this blog. Many many thanks for educating us.

Pamela Rosada – Uruguay

I can not thank you enough for all the help I received through this blog.

Being hired last July as Foreign trade agent (no previous experience nor related education) and STILL learning from you, we might say you own 80% of the credit for my success.

Best wishes , it is so comforting knowing there is people so generous around the globe šŸ™‚

Edward CookĀ 

Hi Hariesh

I am currently studying towards shipping exams, just initial papers about legal principles and general shipping business. Your blog has helped me to get more explanation of the tricky concepts that text books don’t always explain in plain English.

Keep up the good work!


Capt. Navin Paliwal – Master Mariner :

Dear Hariesh,

Hi. I am Capt. Navin Paliwal, i will take this opportunity to thank and appreciate your good work with this educational blog. I am a master mariner with over 12 years of experience on tanker vessels and have recently started working with a leading shipping agency in the middle east as Operations Manager.

Having changed my role from Technical Shipping to Commercial Shipping, i was desperately looking for educational blogs/ articles about Commercial and especially Liner Shipping that was when i came across your blog and found it really helpful. It has been able to answer most of my questions.

So once again i would like to thank you and wish you the very best in your life, career and your endeavors.



kangning Liang

Dear Mr Manaadiar Greeting! I am your big fan ex China, I just want to show my sincere gratitude here for those amazing articles, which enable me learn it and grow fast. For me, you are like legendary figure in this whole shipping business. Thank you again, and I think I wont miss a single blog of The resource written by you!

Tom Ross

Every time I think my job is getting boring all I need to do is read articles from this blog/website and I understand how much more there is to it and how interesting it actually is!

Thank you Mr. Manaadiar you are a true life saver



Must say this is a great platform for knowledge sharing, simple language, lucid illustrationsā€¦its a praise deserving effort! Keep at it!!!!..Priya

JD – Exporter

Thank you very much for the information, filling in aĀ documentĀ from the bank and had no clue about what a UCR was. very well explained, anyone can understand it.

keep up the good work.

Opat – Newcomer to the industry :

Hello, Iā€™m so a newbie in this field. I just started my work almost 3 months ago in a trading company. Itā€™s a very challenging part doing all the things I had never heard. My predecessor only taught me the basic thing of my job for a week and I didn’t find this job quite interesting until I read sooo many terms I had not know.

Colleagues surely help me but I need to find things by myself also.

Itā€™s such a blessing found this blog. Clear explanation and the readers are also interesting and actively interact to others.

Thank you.

Linda J Barry-Cooper – Bahamas Shipping :

As a new Logistics Coordinator for Bahamas Ships & Logistics, I am always looking for good learning blogs and educational resources as it applies to the real-time shipping practices. I commend you for making this a reality and will continue to use as words of wisdom in the industry.

Anton Marsh – Publisher –Ā FTW – Freight & Trading WeeklyĀ :Ā 

This Shipping and Freight Resource by Hariesh Manaadiar isĀ a great resource for people new to the shipping and freight industry to learn from case studies and the knowledge of experienced people in the industry.

As a new shipper or just someone looking to get some more information about how things work in shipping and freight, this is a great place to start looking and asking questions.

About FTW :

Freight & Trading Weekly‘s launch 39 years ago coincided with the introduction of containerisation in South Africa.

Since then it has evolved into an information bank for importers, exporters and their service providers, covering a wide range of information that is relevant to anyone conducting international trade from customs issues and market opportunities to transport and logistics news.

The weekly quick-read newspaper is supplemented by a range of special features, published monthly, which focus on areas of interest in the industry. These include Supply Chain Management, Electronic Solutions and Transport into Africa.

Martin Keck ā€“ Managing Director ā€“ CFR Freight :

This Shipping and Freight Resource is a very useful and user friendly educational website that explains a great deal about how the documentation and operational process of the container shipping and freight industry works. It also talks about pitfalls of not following the proper procedures.Ā 

It is particularly useful for newcomers to the industry and also to exporters and importers who might need clarity or assistance on any issues affecting their work. If there are any issues that are not covered in this blog, users can ask questions on the blog.

The blog has a good following and its author Hariesh Manaadiar alongwith other readers of this blog respond to questions posted by people who need help. This is a great way of gaining and sharing knowledge.

Jacqui Merrington – Director – School of Shipping :

We find this blog to be of tremendous value to our learners, it is accurate and current.

Clive A – Retired shipping professional :

Good day Hariesh

Compliments on an exceptional Shipping blog. I thoroughly enjoy it even though I am working ā€˜out of retirementā€™. I have introduced your blog to newly recruited personnel in the Shipping Industry and I recommend that your current readers/bloggers encourage their fellow personnel and friends to visit (and learn).

Vilas K Basutkar – Shipping Industry :

I have been working in shipping for almost 37 years of my life but still do not know shipping as its knowledge is like ocean. Lot of valuable data is hidden in this ocean of shipping.I am glad you have created this blog for people like us could share our knowledge with each other and keep this industry exciting all the time.

Greg Campbell – Newcomer to the Shipping industry :

Howzit Hariesh,

Thank you for these blog entries, I canā€™t tell you what a help they have been thus far. There is still so much to read but you are making my transition to this industry that much smoother.

I have been based in China for 6 years and am finally moving into sourcing, as I am a South African your blog is particularly relevant to me and I will no doubt be using it as a foundation now and a reference in the future.

Thanks again for your efforts in putting together such a well written valuable blog.