Thursday, February 9, 2023

Shipping

Beginner’s guide to importing – understand the business of importing

A lot of people have entered the business of import and export without proper initiation, training, knowledge or research and have been caught unawares because they either didn’t know how to start it or didn’t bother to check how the business works and the checks and balances that needs to be considered..

Download the Beginner's Guide to Importing to understand the complete process involved in this business..

What happens to the original bill of lading after a shipment has been completed..??

This is a question one of the regular readers of the blog posed to me the other day.. As you might have...

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...

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...

Identifying a stow position

Some of the people in the industry can identify where a container has been stowed on board of a ship just by reading the stow position (also known as cell position) and also whether it is a 20’ or a 40’ container that is stowed there.. How they do this..?? Mainly based on experience in handling stowage plans, but there is a formula to it.. I will explain below..

Container Service Types

This article explains about the various container service types like FCL/FCL..

Types of Cargo Ships

When it comes to seafreight cargo, there are a variety of cargo ships and modes of shipping based on the cargoes available.. Container Vessels -...

Import Overstay process

In this article, we will look at an extension of the import process  which is called "overstay" process.. The port gives 3 free days from...

Article 4 – Import process

Before we start the import process lets look at some definitions/explanations : Consignee or Importer : Companies that are authorised by Customs and Govt authorities...

Article 3 – Export process

Have you read Article 1 and Article 2 of this shipping blog..?? Before we start with Article 3 which is the export process, lets...

Recent articles

spot_img