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Issues due to lack of understanding of transport requirements

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…

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Seal number discrepancy between manifest and container – what to do..!!

Seal number discrepancy between manifest and container happens many times than you can imagine and this happens all over the world.. How and why does this seal number discrepancy happen and what steps should a consignee take when it happens..??

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The Container Department

It has been called many names – Equipment Control, Container Control, Logistics, Container Department – whatever you call it, it is one of the most dynamic departments’ within a shipping line’s (and by extension the ships agency’s) business and this department is close to my heart as this was my first real job in a liner shipping environment..

What does this department do..??
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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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20 ways the shipping container has taken over the world

In today’s shipping environment, nothing is more popular than the ubiquitous container.. You have read several articles in this blog about the freight container that apart from being used in shipping, is very widely being used for many other types of activities.. Recently I came across an infographic that outlined 20 ways in which the…

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Outside the Box: The Shipping Container Revolution

This infographic article provides an insight into the shipping container revolution detailing some of the many impressive buildings which have been created from shipping containers around the world.. It also offers the pros and cons of building with shipping containers as well as some tips from architecture and environmental experts..

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