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Is there a future for electronic bill of lading..??

The Bill of Lading, is one of the most important documents in global trade and has been around for many years..

The paper form of the bill of lading is still the leading form and is mostly used when a Bill of Lading is issued as a Negotiable instrument (Ocean Bill of Lading)..

Is there space in the shipping world however, for an Electronic Bill of Lading..??

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How to mitigate risks against negligent behavior by a freight forwarder

Here is an actual case study from a reader regarding their import shipment from China to South Africa seeking advise on how to mitigate risks against negligent behavior by a freight forwarder..

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Container Weight Verification Regulation – Simplified and Explained

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 verification..

What is this SOLAS (Safety of Life At Sea convention) Chapter VI Regulation 2 and what does this amendment mean to the day to day shipping industry..??

This article gives you an infographic which will clear it all.. :)

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Difference between pre-carriage and on-carriage

The difference between pre-carriage and on-carriage needs to be understood very clearly by the exporter, importer, shipping line, forwarder, clearing agent, insurance and everyone else involved in order to ensure that the relevant roles, responsibilities, costs and risks are clearly defined..

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Shipped on Board Date stamp – should it be signed..??

A shipped on board date is an important date on a bill of lading, especially where a Letter of Credit is involved..

Should the Shipped on Board stamp be signed and the implications whether it is signed or not..

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Be a guest author for Shipping and Freight Resource

Do you work in the Shipping and Freight industry..??

Do you have a wealth of knowledge and experience in the Shipping, Freight, Maritime, Customs or other related fields..??

Do you wish to help other people in enhancing their knowledge in the shipping and freight industry and help them in their work..??

Then you might be able to add more value to this blog and its readers by sharing your experiences in the industry with everyone else by writing a GUEST POST (article) for this blog..

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7 reasons why you shouldn’t start your own shipping and freight business

Planning to start your own shipping and freight business..??

How about 7 reasons why you shouldn’t start your own shipping and freight business.. Yes you are reading it right..

You shouldn’t start your own shipping and freight business if……………….

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