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..

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..

Identifying a stow position

how stowage planning works

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 … Read more..

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 – is currently the most common … Read more..

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 date of discharge for any … Read more..

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 to import cargoes into South … Read more..

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 look at some definitions/explanations : Shipper … Read more..