Aren’t they the same, you may ask..?? The short answer is NO.. There is a difference between Commodity and Cargo..Click here to read more » » »
This infographic article provides an insight into the shipping container revolution detailing some of the many impressive buildings which have been created from shipping containers around the world.. It also offers the pros and cons of building with shipping containers as well as some tips from architecture and environmental experts..Click here to read more » » »
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 Singapore ultimate number one?Click here to read more » » »
Is there a relationship between consignee and notify party in a bill of lading..?? Simple enough question.. But the answer may not be as simple..
Read on to understand the various types of relationships between consignee and notify, whether contractual or not..Click here to read more » » »
Do banks verify if cargo is actually loaded on a ship..??
Shippers who deal with documentary credit know that the term Shipped on Board carries quite a bit of weight and there is often a lot of discussions, disputes, rejections etc from the side of the bank if there is any discrepancy in the shipped on board clause or date or stamp or signature..
So one would naturally assume that the banks verify if the cargo covered in the bill of lading is actually loaded on board the ship or not..Click here to read more » » »
In its second year, Intermodal Asia is set to welcome a diverse range of high profile exhibitors showcasing innovative products and services, alongside engaging forums and conference sessions, to demonstrate the best of the intermodal sector. The prestigious event takes place from 24-26 March at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Conference Center. Visitors to…Click here to read more » » »
A question from a reader about his liability and responsibility in returning empty containers after unpack..Click here to read more » » »
A REEFER CONTAINER is a short form for REFRIGERATED CONTAINER.
Simply put, reefer containers are big fridges that are used to transport temperature controlled cargoes such as fruits, meat, fish, seafood, vegetables, dairy and also also other non-food products such as flowers, pharmaceuticals and film..
Some cargoes may need to be shipped chilled or frozen or in controlled + temperatures. Reefer containers have the ability to maintain the cargo at the required temperatures for the duration of the transit from Point A to Point B.
How does a reefer container work..??Click here to read more » » »
Shipping containers are progressing into the mainstream as alternative home and office construction building materials.
Used shipping containers make for excellent building materials; modular, easily assembled, durable, and they can drastically cut down time and labour requirements for any building project.Click here to read more » » »
If you read the page that I have written about me and why I write this blog, you will see that one of the main reasons that I started this blog is to make shipping and freight less scary and easy for the newcomers to the industry and at the same time to share thoughts, views and opinions with others already in the industry..
One of the ways that I use to gauge the levels of knowledge is by throwing some questions from time to time and ask the readers for answers..
The last few tests were quite a while ago, so I decided to throw out another question as a test..Click here to read more » » »