And then there was ONE (Ocean Network Express)..!!!!

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As far as container shipping is concerned, the current decade or the period since Y2K has probably seen the most number of consolidations, mergers, acquisitions and alliances than any other period in container shipping history..

Could ONE (Ocean Network Express) which is the latest, be probably the last one (at least for now) in the string of consolidations, mergers and acquisitions..??

Spare and share your thoughts..

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When does a Bill of Lading become a Contract of Carriage..??

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We all know what a bill of lading is and what a contract of carriage is.. But do you know when a bill of lading become a contract of carriage..?? This article examines this question in detail..

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Should we still source from China..??

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Since the time of opening up for global trade circa 1980 to becoming an economic superpower in the 2000s and till now, China has come a long way in terms of global trade..

China’s growth in the last 30 odd years has however been marred by allegations of Chinese exporters or traders being fraudsters and scam artists creating a notoriety for them among global traders..

Even on this blog, there have been a few real-life examples and case studies from readers not happy about the way some Chinese companies/people have conducted business with them..

So has this situation changed or gotten any better..?? Should we still source from China..??

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Record number of visitors at Intermodal Asia 2017

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Intermodal Asia took place 21st-23rd March 2017, welcoming a record number of visitors to its 4th edition in Shanghai, China.

With more than 8,500 visitors, 160 global exhibitors and 85 expert speakers, Intermodal Asia successfully brought together the senior decision makers from the container and intermodal industry to network, learn and do business with new and existing customers.

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Cargo Tracking Note – what is it..??

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Cargo Tracking Notes (CTN) – is an official, maritime document issued upon shipment at the loading port and mandatory for many countries in Africa..

The basic information required on the CTN is the cargo, shipper, receiver, vessel/voyage, loading and discharging port.. The CTN is required by these countries for information on cargo flows and also for statistics purposes..

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Parts of a bill of lading – Part 1

1st part of a 4 part article that dissects a bill of lading and discusses the different parts and the information that needs to be filled up in each part..

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