Wednesday, February 8, 2023

FAQ

When does a Bill of Lading become a Contract of Carriage..??

We all know what a bill of lading is and what a contract of carriage is.. But do you know when a bill of lading become a contract of carriage..?? This article examines this question in detail..

Can anyone issue a House Bill of Lading..??

Say what..!!!!!!!! Yes my thought exactly when I got this question from a reader.. But then I said to myself this is a very valid and interesting question..

What is a House Bill of Lading and can anyone issue a House Bill of Lading..?? This article examines this vital question..

What is distressed cargo and when does it occur..??

What is distressed cargo and when does it occur..?? As those in the shipping industry are aware and those who are new to the industry...

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..

How to mitigate risks against negligent behavior by a freight forwarder

Here is an actual case study from a reader regarding their import shipment from China to South Africa seeking advise on how to mitigate risks against negligent behavior by a freight forwarder..

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..

Shipped on Board Date stamp – should it be signed..??

A shipped on board date is an important date on a bill of lading, especially where a Letter of Credit is involved..

Should the Shipped on Board stamp be signed and the implications whether it is signed or not..

Who should provide IMO Declaration..??

This post is about a question from a supplier based in USA who trades in hazardous goods.. He has a valid and interesting question that needs an answer.. Are you upto it..??

Can the shipping line be held liable..??

Cargo is moving from A to C under a through bill of lading.. B is the transhipment port.. There are some customs inspections at transhipment point B for which the shipping line is asking the client to pay.. Client says that the shipping line should be liable.. Can the shipping line be held liable..?? Contribute your thoughts..

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..

Who should bear responsibility for loss of original bill of lading

Question from a reader.. Greetings Hariesh. I was just wondering, in a case whereby a plane say crashes or disappears, and having some OBLs being couriered, who would be responsible for doing the Letter of Indemnity to facilitate release of cargo? Question from Lloyd BaMumu Taadira

Does a Bill of Lading override a Sales Contract..??

An interesting question from a reader who wants to know - "Does a Bill of Lading override the Sales Contract"..?? What are your views and opinions on this question..??

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..

When is a container considered as Over weight..??

When is a container considered as Over Weight..?? A good question from a reader of this blog.. Over loading of containers with disregard to the safety of the people handling the containers is quite prevalent and needs to be contained for the safety of everyone concerned..

Which weight should be declared in a container bill of lading..??

Which weight should be declared in a container bill of lading..?? An article that discusses the various weights involved in a container shipment and which weight should be shown in a container bill of lading.. Add your thoughts to this discussion..

What is CY-CY Term in Container Shipping..??

This article, which is the 300th post on this blog, speaks about the term CY/CY in container shipping which you might have seen from time to time in a bill of lading or a manifest.. What does it mean, what is its implication.. There is also an awesome video in this post, so don't miss this..

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