What is MSDS and why is it important..??

Often when you contact a shipping line to book a hazardous cargo, one of the questions they would (or should) ask you is if you have an MSDS for the cargo.. What exactly is the MSDS..??

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Difference between an exporter and a shipper

There are several terms that one comes across in course of normal trade and business.. This article talks about Shipper and Exporter which may sound same to many people but are actually different..

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Addendum to how a letter of credit works – L/C Extension

This is an addendum to my previous article on how an LC works..

If there is a requirement for an LC to be extended, for whatever reason, the seller has to contact the buyer who opened the LC and they will have to in turn contact the issuing bank with valid reasons for the extension..

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How can i make Shipping in South Africa blog more useful to you..??

This blog was started in October 2008.. From then it has been great being able to write on various topics/articles that i thought would be useful to the various readers.. … Read more here..

How do you choose a shipping line for your shipments..??

I think this is an interesting question and a topic that will have many views.. What is your criteria when you nominate or choose a shipping line to carry your … Read more here..

Is Shipping in South Africa a free blog..??

This was a question one of the readers had.. Yes, it is a free blog.. Subscription to this blog is free.. This blog is aimed at enhancing the shipping knowledge … Read more here..

Cover yourself while quoting

"Please send me your quote for………….." is a popular message that most of us in the shipping have received at one time or another.. Outside of the industry, if someone … Read more here..

Difference between storage and overstay

One of my readers had a question ” Can you please explain the difference between storage and overstay “.. Simply put, Overstay is the process of moving uncleared containers into … Read more here..

States Warehouse Process

Are you based in South Africa and your customer abandoned his cargo, do you as a buyer in South Africa want to abandon a cargo that you can no longer accept.. Then read this article to find out what the process is with regards to abandoning the cargo and moving it to States Warehouse..

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Documents required by shipping lines for release of cargo

All shipping lines require certain documents prior to the shipment being released for imports or bill of lading being released for exports.. For normal containerised cargo release in south africa … Read more here..

Article 2 – Shipping Documents

In this article we will cover the various Shipping Documents used, especially in South Africa’s shipping process.. Here we will take a look at the main documents that are used … Read more here..

Article 1 – The Basics of Shipping

The Basics of Shipping

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