Why you should be careful and vigilant about what a container contains..

A good example of what a container contains and why you should pay very close attention to what is declared by the shipper and why we should all be vigilant will be CLEAR after you read this post (http://mpoverello.wordpress.com/2011/10/22/why-is-this-cargo-container-emitting-so-much-radiation/) which appeared in Mike Poverello’s Customs Blog.. Seemingly simple but scary stuff..

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Difference between the various weights used in shipping

There are various weights used in day to day shipping.. Why are there so many weights and what do they mean.. I have explained some of the most common below: Net Weight – (when referring to a cargo) is the total weight of just the raw cargo (say for example – Peppadews) Gross Weight – (when referring…

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Are Shippers Load Stow and Count and Said to Contain – different..??

Are Shippers Load Stow and Count and Said to Contain – different..?? Both these clauses are used in container shipping : Shippers Load, Stow and Count (SLAC) = The cargo was Loaded – packed into the container by the shipper, Stowed – stacked in a specific order by the shipper, Counted – number of packages…

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