One of the readers of this blog Youri asked the question “What is the maximum overheight allowed when loading 40′ open top or flat rack..??“.. What do you think..?? Go … Read more here..
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 here..
As you are aware and as has been featured several times on this website, misdeclaration of container weight has been a big problem for ship owners and operators and is … Read more here..
Container ships are nowadays stowed in centralized hubs, why are they stowed centralized and where can one find the biggest planning, operations and stowage planning centers across the world? Is … Read more here..
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 here..
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 here..
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 here..
Misdeclaration of cargo weight in a container has been a pain in the neck for many shipping lines, ship operators and several discussions, meetings have taken place on how to … Read more here..
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 here..
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 here..
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 here..