Importance of declaring the correct cargo weight

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Misdeclaration of container weights has been an issue that has been going on for a long time and has plagued many a shipping line, ship and port operators.. In a … Read more..

Containers falling off ships while at sea – who is responsible..??

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2019 was quite the year for maritime disasters with ships on fire, containers falling off ships etc.. 2020 seems to be hitting the industry in other ways which could also … Read more..

Don’t be caught out with an unseaworthy container – follow this checklist and avoid cargo damage

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There are several reasons that cargo inside a container could damaged. It could be due to improper packing of cargo inside a container, incorrect container used for the cargo carried, … Read more..

How shipping containers can help in tackling COVID-19

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Hospitals made from shipping containers could help tackle COVID-19 Architects have designed intensive care units built inside shipping containers. These mobile hospitals could help ease pressure on health systems. The … Read more..

Don’t wait for a smart container – make your container’s trip smart

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An increasing need for container tracking In today’s global trade, handling of container transport and supply chain is not that easy and comes with a plethora of problems. Lack of … Read more..

Precautions to take against loss due to abandoned cargo

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Abandoned cargo could be quite stressful for shipping lines, shippers, port authorities and forwarders alike and is considered to be a big headache for everyone concerned.. When a cargo is abandoned … Read more..

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

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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 more..

Pitfalls of digitalisation in shipping and freight

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Digitisation, Digitalisation, Digital Transformation are some buzz words that have recently taken the shipping and freight industry by storm.. Let’s take a quick look at what these terms mean and … Read more..

Executive Insights – Michael Hohndorf – CAI International

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Executive Insights is a series by Shipping and Freight Resource that provides ongoing insights, enriching the knowledge of the readers with what is happening in the shipping, freight, maritime, logistics … Read more..

Scale-less weighing of containers for SOLAS VGM

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SOLAS VGM – probably a term which may have slipped many people’s minds as it seems to have successfully integrated itself into the mainstream container shipping process since its mandatory … Read more..

Why Demurrage & Detention fees are killing ocean shippers

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International trade continues to experience growing pains related to demurrage and detention charges. Unfortunately, global transport interpretations result in an assumption that these terms are interchangeable. Depending on the origin … Read more..

How shipping containers are making FIFA World Cup 2022 possible..

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When Malcom Mclean an American trucking company owner/trucker turned inventor and Mechanical Engineer Keith Tantlinger got together to create the first shipping container in 1956, they definitely had no idea … Read more..

Maersk to test a containerised battery system to improve on board performance

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I for one, am quite pleased with the many initiatives that the shipping and freight industry has been taking to combat climate change and reduce CO2 emissions.. Implementing IMO 2020 … Read more..

Correlation between demurrage, detention and freight rates

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Demurrage and Detention – two terms that may be at the top of the most controversial charges levied by shipping lines.. While shipping lines may consider demurrage and detention a … Read more..