Opening doors, when things are not so easy – we are talking about freight container doors

An interesting article about a seemingly easy and innocuous activity like opening a door.. But when you relate it to a freight container, you can see the importance that it holds.. Car manufacturers may advertise the reassuring ‘clunk’ when a car door is shut and we would generally expect to open a car door with…

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What exactly is the LINER OUT CHARGE.. Shipping Lines are quoting this for cargo to West Africa..??

What exactly is the LINER OUT CHARGE..

Shipping Lines are quoting this for cargo to West Africa and other areas.. What does FILO mean..??

This article answers these questions..

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Can cargo be released without collection of destination charges..??

Question from a reader from Turkey.. Please feel free to comment.. Ask your question here..: Dear Hariesh Hope doing well. I need your opinion to clarify a big doubt. Some cnee´s at Turkey received imports goods and original BL full set, with some pending charges payable at Turkey. Shipping line release the cargo without charges…

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Top 10 Things to Keep In Mind When Shipping Overseas

This is a guest post by Celina Jones – who as the owner of a shipping consulting business,  has quite a lot of experience in helping organizations send shipment overseas to several different countries. She sees the emergence of websites like Verschiffung USA as a new trend, with shipping facilities going out of their way to make…

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Beware of fake shipping line websites for tracking your cargo

Yes there are fake shipping line websites based on the method of “phishing” just like fake banking websites.. The International Maritime Bureau is warning users of such sites (although names are not mentioned).. The ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) is warning against fraudulent cargo tracking websites.  Such sites have been created and improved over the…

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Important Points for Committing Cargo Quantities in Tanker Ships

Original posted by Chief Officer Abhishek Bhanawat for http://www.marineinsight.com One of the most vital aspects of trading with tanker ships is loading and unloading of the cargo with utmost safety and efficiency, without polluting the marine environment.Safety of cargo operation implies and includes pre-planning of the cargo before the quantity is nominated and the fixture (Consists of approximate…

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How long is a bank guarantee issued in lieu of a lost original bill of lading valid..??

I previously wrote about What to do when an Original Bill of lading is lost.. One of the questions that came up after that was, if a shipper is submitting a bank guarantee, how long is the guarantee valid because he cant afford to keep money held up for this..  Generally all that the bank…

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