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..

Shipping lines get tough on dangerous goods misdeclaration

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Gatvol (ˈxʌtˌfɒl) is a commonly used South African term meaning “fed up” or “I have had it up to here”.. This is seems to be the mood in the Hapag … Read more..

Undeclared hazardous goods said to be the cause of KMTC HongKong fire

KMTC HongKong Fire - shipping and freight resource

On the 25th of May 2019, a fire broke out on board the KMTC HongKong, at the Laem Chabang port in Thailand.. It was reported that 35 containers were on … Read more..

Oops it happened again – another container ship on fire..!!

KMTC HongKong Fire - shipping and freight resource

2019 seems to be fast becoming the year of maritime disasters.. There have been several maritime disasters one after the other in the recent years, especially in 2019.. In the … Read more..

Tips for Safe and Effective Shipping of Potentially Hazardous Materials

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Many business owners jump straight into nationwide and international shipments — even with potentially hazardous goods. Yet, with your venture being liable if things go wrong, it’s necessary to continually … Read more..

MSC accepts all costs for cleanup of MSC Zoe containers overboard – update 06.01.2019

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MSC has reassured authorities and members of the public in the Netherlands and Germany that the company will pay the full costs of the clean-up of the 2 January MSC … Read more..

2019 claims its first casualty of containers going overboard

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Barely a day into the new year, 2019 has already claimed its first casualty in terms of containers lost at sea.. MSC Zoe, a 396m long containership capable of carrying … Read more..

The process of hazardous cargo approval, acceptance and shipment

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On this blog there are many articles relating to hazardous goods or dangerous goods, various types of hazardous cargoes and other information relating to the shipping of this special cargo.. It … Read more..

Lessons learnt from Maersk Honam fire

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On the 6th of March 2018, Maersk Honam, one of Maersk’s ultra-large containership caught fire while en-route from Singapore to Egypt, in the Arabian Sea.. Five crew members perished in … Read more..

Shipper and Container Operator liable for explosion on MSC Flaminia

MSC Flaminia

On the 14th of July 2012 a container ship MSC FLAMINIA operated by MSC was en route from Charleston in the USA to Antwerp in Belgium.. A cloud of smoke … Read more..

8 points to consider before you sign a bill of lading

points to consider before you sign a bill of lading

To the casual onlooker, signing a bill of lading may be a routine, day to day mundane job done by many people across the world.. But the fact is that … Read more..

What are the mandatory details required for the transportation of hazardous cargo by road..??

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Hazardous goods can be defined as materials or items with hazardous properties which if not properly controlled, may present a potential hazard to human and animal health and safety, the … Read more..

5 points to consider before packing your cargo

points to consider before packing your cargo

If you are an exporter and especially if you are exporting for the first time, you should have a checklist of points to consider before packing your cargo.. Here are … Read more..