How many original bills of lading must I surrender to get release of cargo..??

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How many original bills of lading must I surrender to get release of cargo..?? This question popped up on my comments and emails quite a few times since the beginning … Read more..

Which is the most important function of a bill of lading and why..??

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A Bill of Lading (B/L) is one of the most commonly used commercial documents in the history of shipping and freight.. This document is issued in one form or the … Read more..

Difference between Harbour, Port, Terminal, Berth, Quay, Pier, Jetty

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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 … Read more..

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..

How do I know the bill of lading issued is a House Bill or Master Bill..??

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“How do I know the bill of lading issued is a House Bill of Lading or a Master Bill of Lading..?? Is it mentioned anywhere on the bill of lading … Read more..

What is GRI (General Rate Increase) in shipping and what is its implication..??

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General Rate Increase (GRI) – a term liked by the shipping lines and loathed by the trading community.. This article explains what GRI means to people on either side of … Read more..

Shipping your first container..?? Here are some tips to help you

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In anything that we do in life, the first time is a scary thought – first time on a bike, first time driving a car, first time swimming, first date, … Read more..

What is Dangerous Goods Declaration and who should submit it..??

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The safe carriage of Dangerous Goods requires several considerations, processes of approval, acceptance, carriage protocols and documentation.. For the shipping line/carriers, while containerisation brought along ease of handling cargo, it … Read more..

How do I verify if my goods were actually shipped..??

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Over the years, I have received several questions from readers relating to a variety of topics on this resource.. Some of them are really valid questions especially if you consider … Read more..

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 … Read more..