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What are “lost slots”..??

As container shipping has evolved over the years, so have the methods of carrying cargo and types of cargo being carried.. Open Tops and Flat Racks are two of the container types that are used in the carriage of (OOG) Out of Gauge cargo (also called (ODC) Over Dimensional Cargo in certain countries)..

This type of carriage has its own individuality and one unique feature of this type of carriage are the Lost Slots which occurs in the carriage of this type of cargo and this is explained in detail in this article..

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What is CY-CY Term in Container Shipping..??

This article, which is the 300th post on this blog, speaks about the term CY/CY in container shipping which you might have seen from time to time in a bill of lading or a manifest..

What does it mean, what is its implication..

There is also an awesome video in this post, so don’t miss this..

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Checking your Harmonised System – HS tariff codes

The Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System generally referred to as “Harmonized System” or simply “HS” is a multipurpose international product nomenclature developed by the World Customs Organization (WCO).

Read this article to understand where and how you can check these codes..

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Who verifies the cargo weight in a container and where..??

Misdeclaration of cargo weight in a container has been a pain in the neck for many shipping lines, ship operators and several discussions, meetings have taken place on how to control this serious issue..

This article poses the question about who verifies the cargo weight in a container and where..??

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