Anatomy of a shipping container

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An illustrative post outlining the anatomy of a shipping container written by Robert John Wheeler.. An interesting read for people who are within the industry and heard of these terms, but have not had the opportunity to see what they look like..

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Ocean Freight Vs Air Freight

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Ocean Freight Vs Air Freight – Pros and Cons – is the title of this guest post by John Collings.. There are numerous ways in which retailers (or any other type of seller) can deliver a product that is being sold to customers, if the distance is not so big. However, if the product has to be delivered to another continent, then … Read more here..

Are there any advantages to using a 3rd party logistics provider..??

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Are there any advantages to using a 3rd party logistics provider.. Paul Mckergee the guest author of this article seems to think so and explains why.. What are your views..??  SUMMARY: 3rd party logistics providers offer many benefits to their customers such as enhanced tracking and monitoring of shipping containers, integrated transportation and storage systems, and increased efficiency due to … Read more here..

You mean i can arrest a ship..!! – Part 2

Further to previous post covering Part 1 of ships arrest, here’s Part 2.. Security arrest: The third category of arrests is that of security arrests which is utilised in cases where a claim is or will be arbitrated in a foreign jurisdiction or in South Africa irrespective of the law that governs the matter. Security arrests are thus sought by … Read more here..

You mean i can arrest a ship..!! – Part 1

South African admiralty law assists those who have a claim against shipowners by granting claimants the entitlement to arrest a ship that enters its jurisdiction. Such action may be taken by virtue of the South African Admiralty Regulation Act, No. 105 of 1983 (the “Act”) which effectively prevents a ‘guilty’ ship from legally departing from the jurisdiction by means of … Read more here..

Overseas Shipping: The Required Forms

This is a guest post written by Nisha Sharma who is a freelance writer, on behalf of http://www.premier-international-movers.co.uk.. Businesses that are globally expanding, families with loved ones abroad in the military and self-employed individuals who offer their products internationally are a few of those who use overseas shipping as a means to transport goods and merchandise. Overseas shipping is not as … Read more here..

Advance Manifest Information for shipments to EU

This is a guest post by Mike Poverello.. It is quite apparent that the mandatory requirement for advance manifest information is gaining momentum. Until now, RSA exporters/carriers have only really had to contend with providing  advanced containerised information to North America – the USA and Canada under the Container Security Initiative arrangement. The EU, will with effect from 1 January 2011 … Read more here..

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