Product Review: #dltledgers – cross border trade finance platform

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We have all heard the oft repeated phrases “we need to digitize”, “we will digitize”, “digitization is the future” etc but a lot of this is followed by inaction leading … Read more..

What are the main causes of Demurrage and Detention

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In one my previous articles, I explained the Difference between Demurrage and Detention.. After reading this, a few of my readers have asked me to explain the causes of demurrage and … Read more..

Cargo Tracking Note – what is it and where is it used in shipping?

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The Electronic Cargo Tracking Note (ECTN), also known as Bordereau de Suivi Cargaison (BSC) and other names depending on the country, is an official marine document that contains information relating … Read more..

Is your country ready for Advance Cargo Information..?? Egypt is..

Customs Release

Global trade volume in 2019 was 11.08 billion tons amounting to around $19 trillion in value.. Seaborne trade accounts for around 90% of global trade.. Currently, various cargoes are transported … Read more..

Hire payment in time charters: a condition or not – a legal perspective

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Chartering is an important concept of the global maritime trade sector and it consists of different types. One of the forms of carrying out a maritime business is a time … Read more..

What’s next, for the Ever Given and the shipping and freight industry

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Many journalists and Twitteratis around the world might be having withdrawal symptoms after the Ever Given has been refloated from being stuck diagonally across the Suez Canal.. Although the vessel … Read more..

6 points to help you compete in the shipping and freight industry

6 steps to compete in the shipping and freight industry

Competition is one of the constants in business, something that can spur you on and make you better or something that can bring you down.. Every industry has competition in … Read more..

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala – first woman chief of World Trade Organization

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The World Trade Organization has officially selected Dr.Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a Nigerian economist and former finance minister, to be its next chief making her the first woman and the first African … Read more..

Ocean Insights’ Report Warns of More Supply Chain Delays

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February 11, 2021. : Chinese quarantine measures are grounding truckers, just as maritime carriers are clearing out backlogs. The Chinese New Year is exacerbating COVID-19-related shipping delays outbound China. A … Read more..

Electronic bill of lading – are you and your country ready for it..?? – Part 2

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In Part 1 of this article I wrote a bit about the history of globalisation and trade and its connection with the bill of lading and the road to Electronic … Read more..

African Continental Free Trade Area and what it means for South Africa

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The continent of Africa comprises of 55 countries with about 1.35 billion people (16.72% of the global population) calling it home. The continent has a combined GDP of more than … Read more..

Is there a connection between Incoterms® and the shipping line..??

Opinion Piece

– Is there a connection between Incoterms® and the shipping line..?? – Should Shipping Lines be concerned with Incoterms®..?? – How does Incoterms® affect the shipping line..?? These are few … Read more..

Executive Insights – Jan Hoffmann, Chief of Trade Logistics – UNCTAD

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Executive Insights is a series by Shipping and Freight Resource that provides insights and thoughtful analysis about the industry.. This series features selected individuals from the industry and is aimed … Read more..

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