This blog is a media partner for Breakbulk Africa 2015 in which the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, (of which I am a member) will be participating, as outlined below in a message from Ms.Natasha Flack-Vaughan (FICS) – SA Branch Committee Portfolio Chairman of ICS SA..Click here to read more » » »
In this article, I talk about 3 questions received from a reader relating to Received for Shipment notation on a bill of lading..
1) Will a bank accept a bill of lading with a Received for Shipment notation or does a bill of lading have to be reissued with a Shipped on Board notation..
2) Is it normal that a received for shipment B/L shows the vessel name and voyage?
3) Is there any problem if the vessel name on which cargo is loaded is not the one appearing on the Received for shipment B/L?
Maersk Line sets a new world record..
I generally don’t post news items on this blog, but I thought this one would be of some relevance and consequence to the newcomers to the industry to hold in awe and wonder..Click here to read more » » »
High Cube Container – an innocuous steel container of 40′ x 8′ x 9’6″ is once again in the news in South Africa..
Some of you in South Africa may recall that in 2009, the Department of Transport in South Africa (DoT) implemented a ban on the transportation of high cube containers on the country’s roads..
This ban was however revoked within a matter of days..
Well, the DoT seems to be at it again, but this time, it is targeting the trailers that are carrying these high cube containers..
FTW has published below article and has also asked the below question on its LinkedIn GroupClick here to read more » » »
There are several notations/clauses that are used in a bill of lading and one such important notation relates to “Freight”..
Freight maybe defined as the price that is charged by a transport operator to transport cargo from Point A to Point B as per a mutually agreed contract..
This article examines why this notation is important..Click here to read more » » »
An interesting question from a reader who wants to know – “Does a Bill of Lading override the Sales Contract”..??
What are your views and opinions on this question..??Click here to read more » » »
Compliments of the season to everyone and trust your entry into 2015 has been good and wonderful..
What does 2015 hold for us in the world of shipping and freight.??
Does anyone really know..?? What are the crystal ball gazers seeing..??Click here to read more » » »
I posed some questions as below when we said goodbye to 2013 back in, well 2013..
Will the P3 become a reality..??
Will the pirates move back East..??
Will the Triple E be overthrown as the worlds largest ship..??
Will we know the exact reasons why the MOL Comfort, a 5 year old ship, broke so quickly and dramatically..??
Please see below information from Transnet about containers blown into Durban harbour.. High winds blow empty containers into Durban harbour but port still open [Durban, South Africa, 13/12/2014] High winds gusting at 35 to 40 knots blew 10 empty containers into the Durban Harbour, from a ship a berth 108 at the Durban Container Terminal,…Click here to read more » » »
Is there a difference between Laden on Board and Shipped on Board notations on a bill of lading or do they mean the same..??Click here to read more » » »