Cargo Tracking Note – what is it..??

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Cargo Tracking Notes (CTN) – is an official, maritime document issued upon shipment at the loading port and mandatory for many countries in Africa..

The basic information required on the CTN is the cargo, shipper, receiver, vessel/voyage, loading and discharging port.. The CTN is required by these countries for information on cargo flows and also for statistics purposes..

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What to do when the original bill of lading is lost..??

My Original bill of lading is lost………..!!!!!! A chilling sentence that creates panic in the hearts of many of the people involved in any international trade transaction involving an Original … Read more here..

What happens to the original bill of lading after a shipment has been completed..??

This is a question one of the regular readers of the blog posed to me the other day.. As you might have read in my previous post https://www.shippingandfreightresource.com/2008/10/13/article-2-the-documents/ there are … Read more here..

Parts of a bill of lading – Part 1

1st part of a 4 part article that dissects a bill of lading and discusses the different parts and the information that needs to be filled up in each part..

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States Warehouse Process

Are you based in South Africa and your customer abandoned his cargo, do you as a buyer in South Africa want to abandon a cargo that you can no longer accept.. Then read this article to find out what the process is with regards to abandoning the cargo and moving it to States Warehouse..

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Article 4 – Import process

Before we start the import process lets look at some definitions/explanations : Consignee or Importer : Companies that are authorised by Customs and Govt authorities to import cargoes into South … Read more here..

Article 3 – Export process

Have you read Article 1 and Article 2 of this shipping blog..?? Before we start with Article 3 which is the export process, lets look at some definitions/explanations : Shipper … Read more here..

Article 2 – Shipping Documents

In this article we will cover the various Shipping Documents used, especially in South Africa’s shipping process.. Here we will take a look at the main documents that are used … Read more here..

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