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Why is there a difference in transit time between FCL and LCL cargo to the same destination..??

Why is there a difference in transit time between FCL and LCL cargo to the same destination..??

Doesn’t make sense right, but there is a reason why this difference exists.. Read the full article to know why..

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A question of banking practices..

Hello all, below is a question from one of the readers.. Since I am not an expert on banking practices, I am throwing this question out to all of you to answer Geoff’s question below.. Hope there is some banker that deals in International Trade that can throw some light on this.. I am sure…

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Are there any advantages to using a 3rd party logistics provider..??

Are there any advantages to using a 3rd party logistics provider.. Paul Mckergee the guest author of this article seems to think so and explains why.. What are your views..??  SUMMARY: 3rd party logistics providers offer many benefits to their customers such as enhanced tracking and monitoring of shipping containers, integrated transportation and storage systems,…

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Opening doors, when things are not so easy – we are talking about freight container doors

An interesting article about a seemingly easy and innocuous activity like opening a door.. But when you relate it to a freight container, you can see the importance that it holds.. Car manufacturers may advertise the reassuring ‘clunk’ when a car door is shut and we would generally expect to open a car door with…

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Top 100 container shipping lines – April 2013

Alphaliner has published the list of  Top 100 container shipping lines in the world based on existing fleet and order book TEU capacity available on board operated ships.. Below is the graphical image Below is the list of Top 15 lines.. Click on the image to view the full list of 100 lines..

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Meet the Incoterms® 2010 rules experts

Everyone in the industry knows or have heard about or should know about Incoterms® which since being published first in 1936, has become the accepted and commonly used terms of trade in international trade accepted by governments, intergovernmental agencies including the United Nations, legal authorities and practitioners worldwide.. In order to discuss these terms further interactively, the…

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You mean i can arrest a ship..!! – Part 2

Further to previous post covering Part 1 of ships arrest, here’s Part 2.. Security arrest: The third category of arrests is that of security arrests which is utilised in cases where a claim is or will be arbitrated in a foreign jurisdiction or in South Africa irrespective of the law that governs the matter. Security…

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