Friday, December 2, 2022

Difference between

What is the difference between a shipper owned container and a carrier owned container..??

A shipper owned container is a container owned by the shipper of the goods and a carrier owned container is a container owned by a carrier..

But the question may be a bit deeper than just the difference in definition between the two.. Let's see..
Harbour, Port, Terminal, Berth, Quay, Pier, Jetty - you are not alone if you are confused about these terminologies..

To many of us, these terminologies sounds the same.. It took me also a while to understand the difference when I started out in this industry..

So here's how it works..

Difference between ICD, On Dock CY and Off Dock CY

ICD, On Dock CY and Off Dock CY are some terms you might have heard during the course of your day to day work.. Here is an explanation of the difference between them..

Pre-Carriage, Carriage and On-Carriage explained

This article explains and clarifies the difference between Pre-Carriage, Carriage and On-Carriage and how these come together to provide the full spectrum of services to the customer..

Difference between Maritime, Shipping, Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain

To the uninitiated (which included me at one stage), these industries are same or similar and it might come across that there is no difference between Maritime, Shipping, Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain ..

But once you are involved in the business or know about these businesses, you will very soon understand that these are very different industries with different workings, assets, architecture, requiring very different sets of qualifications, experience, expertise, knowledge and attitudes..

In this article I unpack the difference between Maritime, Shipping, Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain and how it is all connected..

Why is there a difference in transit time between FCL and LCL cargo to the same destination..??

Why is there a difference in transit time between FCL and LCL cargo to the same destination..?? If it doesn't make sense, there is a reason why this difference exists.. Read the full article to know why..

Difference between bulk and break bulk

Bulk and Break bulk are two terms that are being used incorrectly and interchangeably in the course of day to day business..

These terms cannot be used interchangeably because there are distinctive differences between Bulk and Break Bulk in terms of cargo, nature, size, capacity, handling, trade, customers, ports, terminals, equipment, infrastructure.........................................

How do you differentiate between the two..?? This article will help you understand clearly..

Difference between a shipbroker and ship charterer

In one of my previous articles, I had posted about what happens in a day in the life of a Shipbroker.. Then came some questions from readers about what is the difference between a shipbroker and a ship charterer..

In this article, I discuss the Difference between a shipbroker and ship charterer and the role that both of them play in global trade..

Freight Forwarder and Clearing Agent

There are several entities involved in the successful transportation of a shipment.. However big or small a shipment is, two entities stand out due to the importance of their roles in a shipment..

These entities are a Freight Forwarder and a Clearing Agent..

It is very important to understand the functions of a freight forwarder and a clearing agent and their role in a shipment as this is often confused..

While in a lot of cases, a freight forwarder and clearing agent may be the same entity, there are many cases where they are different as well and in this post we explore the similarities and difference between a freight forwarder and clearing agent..

Difference between a Freight Forwarder and NVOCC

NVOCC and Freight Forwarder are entities that many customers use for the movement of their cargo around the world.. Is there a difference between a NVOCC and freight forwarder..?? Let us explore in this article..

Difference between telex release and express release

Are telex release and express release the same..?? Telex Release and Express Release - These are terms that still confuses many people in the industry.. The confusion occurs when these terms are loosely used instead of using it in the strict sense..

Difference between Vessel agent and Carrier agent

Article explaining the difference between Vessel Agent and Carrier Agent.. Are they NOT the same ?? you ask.. In a few cases it could be the same, but there is also a difference between a Vessel agent and Carrier agent.. Let me explain..

Difference between pre-carriage and on-carriage

The difference between pre-carriage and on-carriage needs to be understood very clearly by the exporter, importer, shipping line, forwarder, clearing agent, insurance and everyone else involved in order to ensure that the relevant roles, responsibilities, costs and risks are clearly defined..

There is no difference between CY and CFS…!!!

There is no difference between CY and CFS.. Read this article to find out more..

Difference between…..

When I searched my site recently, I saw how many articles I had written about the "Difference between" something or the other.. Well, 29 so far to be exact.. This made me realise the importance of these two words and how it helps to clear up misconceptions and confusions.. Read on more to see all the posts about Difference between

Difference between Commodity and Cargo

Aren't they the same, you may ask..?? The short answer is NO.. There is a difference between Commodity and Cargo..

Difference between Laden on Board and Shipped on Board

Is there a difference between Laden on Board and Shipped on Board notations on a bill of lading or do they mean the same..??

Difference between LCL and Consolidation

Difference between LCL and Consolidation.. Let's look at this question from a reader, in detail and if there is any difference between LCL shipment and a consolidation shipment..

Difference between transhipment and cargo in transit

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..

Difference between Demurrage, Detention and Despatch

Demurrage, Detention and Despatch are terms that are used around the world in day to day shipping.. However sometimes people get confused about what to use which term where, especially Demurrage as it relates to container and bulk trades.. This article endeavours to clear this confusion by discussing the difference between Demurrage, Detention and Despatch and the meaning of each of these terms..

Difference between a NVO and NVOCC Operator

Is there a difference between a NVO and NVOCC Operator..?? This is a very good question asked by one of the readers (Jane)..  If you read...

Difference between Container Owner and Shipping Line

Is there a difference between container owner and shipping line..?? Aren't they the same..?? Read more about this interesting question and understand the answer..

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