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Difference between pre-carriage and on-carriage

The difference between pre-carriage and on-carriage needs to be understood very clearly by the exporter, importer, shipping line, forwarder, clearing agent, insurance and everyone else involved in order to ensure that the relevant roles, responsibilities, costs and risks are clearly defined..

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Is it a TEU or FEU..??

  Remember the famous question “Is it a bird, is it a plane……….” Well thought i would share something like that, only here, the question is, Is it a TEU or FEU.. Below is an article about an innovative concept relating to freight containers reblogged from Mike Poverello’s Blog.. The process of coupling as shown…

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Pallet wide Containers

Ever heard of Pallet wide containers..?? No..?? Well now you have.. The container shipping industry is a dynamic and constantly evolving industry with many different types of containers being developed and customised to suit the various needs of the market/trade, some global, some regional and some local.. Previously I have written an article covering the…

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Questions regarding FMC registered forwarder for shipments to USA

Here are a few questions regarding FMC registered forwarder and documentation, raised by Kashan Faiz Sajjad.. I am a freight forwarder in Pakistan and not FMC registered, I have cargo destined for the US, and I ask my FMC registered agent in the US to issue their HBL. So is this workable? Is there any…

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Who should pay for securing the cargo in the container in an EXW deal..??

In a shipment on EXW terms – Who should pay for securing the cargo in the container..?? This is a question posed by a reader as below.. Here is my question :  – cargo (wine in cartons, on pallets) will be exported from France to the USA – the term of sale is EXW –…

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Can you trust Safety Data Sheets..??

Abuse of Safety Data Sheets for cargo bookings is uncomfortably frequent. A recent TT Club claim relating to a fire onboard a ship highlighted a number of issues. Take utmost care with what is presented and be proactive in warning customers of their legal obligations – and potential penalties. Anecdotal evidence suggests that abuse of…

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When and where must an export container be weighed..??

Weighing of containers has been a bone of contention for many years for many shipping lines and the arguments for and against continue.. Below is the latest article from Lloyds Loading List which raises the question.. “Where in the transport or supply chain should the export container be weighed and the actual weight ascertained”..?? What…

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