Carrier refuses to show details relating to commercial and sales information of the cargo on the bill of lading.. Are they being pedantic or are they right..??Click here to read more » » »
On this blog and many others, the issues surrounding VGM (I can hear people say “yawn”) and its relationship or requirement for safety has been discussed at length.. Even though it has been repeated several times, it is no yawning matter and it seems that there is still a lack of basic understanding of the…Click here to read more » » »
An article on how to safeguard cargo release using the right bill of lading.. This article is based on a case study information received from one of the readers..Click here to read more » » »
A pictorial view of the consequences of container weight misdeclaration..Click here to read more » » »
I received a question from one of the readers (Abhisesh) seeking help regarding issuance of House Bill of Lading and Master Bill of lading for his shipment..Click here to read more » » »
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..Click here to read more » » »
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…Click here to read more » » »
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 usClick here to read more » » »
In this article I will examine a reader’s question as below, regarding Reefer containers, PTI and liability due to incorrect temperature setting..
We booked a shipment with a shipping line and we asked the containers temp should be +10, however the PTI was made -10 which damaged our goods.
Now the question is are we responsible as shippers or our transporters to check the temperature in the container before stuffing? or to verify the PTI report? knowing that our Bill of Lading read +10 as we requested.Click here to read more » » »