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 » » »
Container stowage planning is an art and I absolutely loved the time when I used to do it.. Nowadays there are computer systems to do this, but the basics remain the same.. In this article I have explained how the stowage planning works..Click here to read more » » »
What to do when there is a short shipment..??
This may leave some people puzzled at times.. Especially some questions like below asked by a reader..Click here to read more » » »
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..??Click here to read more » » »
A pictorial view of the consequences of container weight misdeclaration..Click here to read more » » »
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..Click here to read more » » »
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…Click here to read more » » »
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..Click here to read more » » »
A question from a reader about his liability and responsibility in returning empty containers after unpack..Click here to read more » » »