Thursday, February 9, 2023

FAQ

Responsibility of buyer and seller in the case of cargo damage

At some stage of shipping, many buyers and sellers have gone through this question.. There has been cargo damage - who should be held responsible.. Who was supposed to check what..??

Shipping cargo without insurance – reader question

Shipping your cargo without insurance.. Hmmmmm, not a very smart idea.. Several pitfalls await those who attempt this.. Here's a question from a reader based on their historical experience.. All comments welcome on this situation..

Can a shipper put a hold on a container under CIF terms..??

A discussion about the rights of the shipper under CIF Incoterms..

Can I stop a telex release on a bill of lading after I have requested for it..??

Can I stop a telex release on a bill of lading after I have requested for it..?? This was a question asked by a...

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..

Who can request shipping line to issue switch bill of lading..??

Who can request shipping line to issue switch bill of lading..?? In one of my past articles we discussed about what is a switch bill...

How long must I store original bills of lading after shipment is complete..??

This article is based on a question from a reader about how long original bills of lading must be stored after completion of the shipment..

Can I get an Express Release for cargo while Original Bill of Lading is with the bank..??

An exporter wants to get an Express Release done while the Original Bill of Lading is with the bank.. Is this possible..?? Read this article to find out..

Understanding the difference between Intermodal and Multimodal transport

Intermodal vs Multimodal - These two terms are often used loosely and interchangeably, but the question is what is the difference.. Here, we will discuss what they mean and what they represent in day to day shipping and freight environment..

Are Incoterms® EXW rules suitable for international trade..??

Are Incoterms® EXW rules suitable for international trade..??

Under CIF terms – who is responsible to off-load cargo from the ship – seller or buyer..??

Trudi asked below question about CIF Terms and who is responsible to off-load cargo from the ship - seller or buyer..?? I have a CIF shipment...

Why is it important to check the Vessel Sailing Date..??

Why is it important to check the Vessel Sailing Date..?? "In the context of International Freight Forwarding, why is it important to check the Vessel Sailing Date?" is a question asked by Clarisse.. This article answers the reason why it is important to check the vessel sailing date..

Can I amend notify party after a telex release is issued..??

Here's a question regarding Telex Release and amendment, from a reader Jeetu Kapoor..  What is the procedure to take telex bill of lading, if original...

Am I allowed to change the bill of lading number on a switch bill of lading..??

Further to my previous article regarding Switch Bill of Lading, here's a question from a reader Surangi.. Answers anyone..?? Hi... can you change the b/l...

Who should pay for securing the cargo in the container in an EXW deal..??

In a shipment on EXW terms - Who should pay for securing the cargo in the container..?? This is a question posed by a...

Can the shipper’s address on the bill of lading be in another country..??

Received a question "Can the shipper's address on the bill of lading be in another country..??" In one of my previous articles, I wrote about...

What is a LINER OUT CHARGE in shipping..??

What exactly is the LINER OUT CHARGE.. Shipping Lines are quoting this for cargo to West Africa and other areas.. What does FILO mean..?? This article answers these questions..

Can cargo be released without collection of destination charges..??

Question from a reader from Turkey.. Please feel free to comment.. Ask your question here..: Dear Hariesh Hope doing well. I need your opinion to clarify...

Difference between Received for Shipment, Shipped on Board, Clean on Board & Clean Shipped on Board

Bills of lading generally bear the clauses Received for Shipment, Shipped on board and Clean on board.. In this article, you can read about the difference between these three clauses..

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