How to ensure profitability in sea freight shipment..

profitability in sea freight shipment - shipping and freight resource

Profitability in sea freight shipment is not a myth or a unicorn.. It is very possible.. Read how.. It is not a secret that ocean transportation and logistics is currently … Read more..

A freight forwarder’s liability on uncleared cargo – live case study

Opinion

Here is a live case study about a freight forwarder’s liability on uncleared cargo where the shipping line is holding the freight forwarder liable for an uncleared cargo even though … Read more..

Is this the beginning of the end for the freight forwarder..??

beginning of the end for the freight forwarder

In response to the question Who is a Freight Forwarder, I explained that in the most succinct and layman terms, a Freight Forwarder maybe defined as a multi-function agent/operator who undertakes to … Read more..

What is a back to back shipment..??

This was a question from one the readers of the blog.. Its usually known as a back to back bill of lading rather than shipment as the shipment is actually … Read more..

What are removal companies..??

Removal Companies , are companies that assist people emigrating or immigrating to/from (example) South Africa with their shipping requirements.. Various removal companies also specialise in corporate relocations.. The services of … Read more..

Flow of cargo in South Africa (import, export, transhipment)

I thought a graphical overview of the flow of cargo for import, export and transhipment will help the users.. So please see the image below.. In case the image is … Read more..

How to calculate CBM of cylindrical object like a pipe or roll..??

calculate CBM for a cylindrical object

Article outlining how to calculate CBM of cylindrical object like a pipe or roll.. This is an update on my previous post about calculation of CBM..

How to calculate CBM and Freight Ton

One of the most common questions I get asked often is “how to calculate CBM”, specially by those clients who get charged per Freight Ton or Revenue Ton.. What is … Read more..

All about Incoterms

Incoterms

Incoterms® 2000 have been updated by Incoterms® 2010 and therefore the old post below is now redundant.. Please read the analysis about Incoterms® 2010 here..