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Weigh containers easily and avoid misdeclaration

As you are aware and as has been featured several times on this website, misdeclaration of container weight has been a big problem for ship owners and operators and is reported to have caused several accidents..

Now, a tech company in New Zealand claims to have found a unique solution for shippers to weigh the containers in a quick, easy and cost effective manner..

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Update to House Bill of Lading is Dangerous

This is an update to my original article “House Bill of Lading is Dangerous” where we had some discussions surrounding the safety aspect or lack thereof, of using a House Bill of Lading for your shipments.. In the article, I asked for your opinion on the subject and asked for you to vote on your…

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Difference between…..

When I searched my site recently, I saw how many articles I had written about the “Difference between” something or the other.. Well, 29 so far to be exact..

This made me realise the importance of these two words and how it helps to clear up misconceptions and confusions..

Read on more to see all the posts about Difference between

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Role and responsibility of multiple notify parties

If multiple notify parties are used on the bill of lading for a shipment, do they have a different role and responsibility..?? Are they similar or different..?? And what is the reason for multiple notify parties..??

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Is there a link between demurrage and Incoterms..??

Is there a link between the demurrage charged by the shipping line and Incoterms®..??

This question was prompted by the below question from one of the readers.. Thank you Rizwan..

We have received huge shipment from our suppliers on CFR basis

In the Bill of lading the Consignee is To The order of Seller and our company name is in Notify party.

The seller has sent us the original Bill of lading 20 days after the vessel has arrived at destination port.

Hence there is a delay in clearing the goods. Can the shipping line claim demurrage charges from us or they should put claim on seller /shipper since the shipping line contract is with the seller and not us

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