Does demurrage and detention apply to LCL shipments is a question asked by a reader after reading the very popular article about the difference between demurrage and detention..Click here to read more » » »
I received below call for assistance from Claire based in UK regarding Amazon FBA shipments that she wants to make from China to USA..
Since I have no idea about the processes and procedures involved here, I thought to post the question(s) here so someone who probably has some info can assist..Click here to read more » » »
This post is about a question from a supplier based in USA who trades in hazardous goods.. He has a valid and interesting question that needs an answer.. Are you upto it..??Click here to read more » » »
Inspired by a reader Georgia, in this article I take you back to the REAL basics – the connection between Shipping and Physics..
I wrote earlier that the big floating thing that carries our cargo from point A to B is referred to as either a SHIP or a VESSEL and outlined the differences between these two..
Like me, I am sure many of you would have (and if you are in the shipping industry you SHOULD have) thought about how this massive thing that can carry 18,000 + TEUs float so solidly in the water whereas if you throw a small pebble in the water, it sinks so easily..Click here to read more » » »
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 reported to have caused several accidents..
Now, a tech company in New Zealand claims to have found a unique solution for shippers to weigh the containers in a quick, easy and cost effective manner..Click here to read more » » »
This is an update to my original article “House Bill of Lading is Dangerous” where we had some discussions surrounding the safety aspect or lack thereof, of using a House Bill of Lading for your shipments.. In the article, I asked for your opinion on the subject and asked for you to vote on your…Click here to read more » » »
When I searched my site recently, I saw how many articles I had written about the “Difference between” something or the other.. Well, 29 so far to be exact..
This made me realise the importance of these two words and how it helps to clear up misconceptions and confusions..
Read on more to see all the posts about Difference betweenClick here to read more » » »
If multiple notify parties are used on the bill of lading for a shipment, do they have a different role and responsibility..?? Are they similar or different..?? And what is the reason for multiple notify parties..??Click here to read more » » »
Is there a link between the demurrage charged by the shipping line and Incoterms®..??
This question was prompted by the below question from one of the readers.. Thank you Rizwan..
We have received huge shipment from our suppliers on CFR basis
In the Bill of lading the Consignee is To The order of Seller and our company name is in Notify party.
The seller has sent us the original Bill of lading 20 days after the vessel has arrived at destination port.
Hence there is a delay in clearing the goods. Can the shipping line claim demurrage charges from us or they should put claim on seller /shipper since the shipping line contract is with the seller and not usClick here to read more » » »
In this article I will examine a reader’s question as below, regarding Reefer containers, PTI and liability due to incorrect temperature setting..
We booked a shipment with a shipping line and we asked the containers temp should be +10, however the PTI was made -10 which damaged our goods.
Now the question is are we responsible as shippers or our transporters to check the temperature in the container before stuffing? or to verify the PTI report? knowing that our Bill of Lading read +10 as we requested.Click here to read more » » »