A case study on the obligations of a shipping line in terms of clauses/notations to be mentioned in a bill of lading.. Based on a real life question from a reader..
Port Congestion, equipment and space capacity crunch are impacting businesses with supply chains and consumers heavily impacted..
In a webinar, Rachel Premack, Senior Investigations Reporter at Business Insider, Michael J Gordon, Senior FMC Advisor (retd), and Adam Compain, SVP of Global Growth at project44 discuss how rising freight prices have set off a domino effect, manifesting across supply chains through port congestion, drayage holdups, dropping inventories, inflation and lengthening lead times..
They reference insights from a market survey of over 200 supply chain professionals and talk through a possible timeline to a freight market cool down, when it can potentially happen and the circumstances that will lead us there..
An article on how to safeguard cargo release using the correct type of bill of lading.. This article is based on a case study information received from one of the readers..
Even as the world of shipping and trade continues to battle with exceptionally high freight rates, cargo rollovers, container and space shortages, fraudulent freight forwarders and their scams seems to be raging on..
Below is a live case study from the USA which I received from a reader, which I am opening up to my readers to comment on..
A question from a reader about an issue with a certification agency which lead to the reader’s containers being stopped by customs in China.. Comments welcome..
A research report by Paul Zhang, Founder & CEO of FreightPaul, a Chinese digital freight forwarder explores the digital landscape among Chinese freight companies including the various digital tools used by these companies..
The report outlines the process of digitalization in the freight industry of China and how usage of digital tools such as cloud computing, data analytics, and artificial intelligence techniques is enhancing the service of transportation and speeding up the process of movement of goods from warehouses and factories to the final consumers.
Carrier refuses to show commercial and sales information relating to the cargo on the bill of lading.. Are they being pedantic or are they right..??
The Master of the APL England was charged for offences relating to pollution and/or damage of the Australian marine environment as a result of poor cargo loading but has been allowed return home on certain bail conditions while the ship is still detained in Brisbane..
A look at some of the comments from some Captains, seafarers and industry experts on whether ship Captains be personally responsible for the safety of cargo on board..??
Freight forwarders are an integral part of the supply chain and global trade, involved in handling goods using all modes of transport (sea, road, rail and air)..
However, many people are still unaware of Who is a Freight Forwarder and their role in the whole chain.. There is no one simple and quick explanation as to who is a freight forwarder and what they do..
In the most succinct and layman terms, a Freight Forwarder is a multi-function agent/operator who undertakes to handle the movement of goods from point to point on behalf of the cargo owner..
The essence of freight forwarding is to ensure that the cargo is picked up from the seller and delivered to the buyer at the required place, at the right price, and in the same condition that it is picked up from origin using the most suitable resources and routing possible..
Freight Forwarders however sometimes face situations which holds them liable merely due to them representing customers or handling shipments on behalf of customers..
Here is a real life example from Singapore..
Here is a live case study about a freight forwarder’s liability on uncleared cargo where the shipping line is holding the freight forwarder liable for an uncleared cargo even though the delivery order has been issued..
Share your opinion on the same..
This article is a live case study about release of cargo by an agent without house bill of lading.. I invite all of you to comment on the recourse available to the freight forwarder in this interesting case..
Article discussing a dispute between a shipper and his agent relating to the shipment of the goods, ETA and freight..
This maybe an eye opener for several other people who maybe in this predicament or situation and need to know these intimate details of shipping..
On this blog and many others, the issues surrounding VGM (I can hear people say “yawn”) and its relationship or requirement for safety has been discussed at length.. Even though … Read more here..
A pictorial view of the consequences of container weight misdeclaration..
I received a question from one of the readers (Abhisesh) seeking help regarding issuance of House Bill of Lading and Master Bill of lading for his shipment..