Combined demurrage/detention

Further to my previous post regarding demurrage/detention (http://shippingandfreightresource.com/2009/07/08/difference-between-demurragedetention/), there has been question raised by one of the readers on my international blog (http://theworldofshipping.wordpress.com).. “What is the meaning of combined demurrage/detention charge? How is that being calculated? This again confuses the customer – if you have a combined detention/demurrage – it means that you either get…

Difference between Demurrage and Detention

Demurrage and detention are two words that often confuses people.. Is there a difference..?? When dealt with in the context of containerised cargo, simply put, Demurrage relates to cargo Detention relates to equipment Elaboration : Imports – A container is discharged off a ship on the 2nd July – Consignee approaches the shipping line to…

Article 4 – Import process

Before we start the import process lets look at some definitions/explanations : Consignee or Importer : Companies that are authorised by Customs and Govt authorities to import cargoes into South Africa from various countries.. Place of Origin : A place from which a certain cargo originates in order to be shipped to a certain destination…