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Shipping and Freight Resource Press Release

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 … Read more..

Will you please pack your container properly..!!

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Will you please pack your container properly..!! I can hear this cry loud and clear from many Insurance companies, P&I Clubs, Transporters, Importers and Shipping Lines and all within good … Read more..

What is SOLAS VGM – Verified Gross Mass..??

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In November 2014 the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) amended SOLAS (Safety of Life At Sea convention) Chapter VI Regulation 2 to tighten up the process of weighing containerised cargoes and declaring the correct weights after … Read more..

Difference between transhipment and cargo in transit

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You might have heard the terminology Transhipment and also Cargo in Transit.. It might be confusing to newcomers to the industry.. There is a big difference between the two and … Read more..

Difference between Demurrage, Detention and Despatch

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Demurrage, Detention and Despatch are terms that are used around the world in day to day shipping.. However sometimes people get confused about what to use which term where, especially … Read more..

Seaworthiness of Containers

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Sharing another useful article from NAU Pte Ltd (“NAU”), a claims correspondent/consultancy firm based at Singapore dealing with Transport Liability, P&I and H&M Claims, about Seaworthiness of Containers.. Hope this … Read more..

Direction of containers when loaded on a ship..

Are containers loaded so that the doors all face the same direction (i.e. fore or aft) or is it random? This is a very interesting question from a reader Collin.. … Read more..

Identifying a stow position

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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..