A question from a reader about his liability and responsibility in returning empty containers after unpack..
A REEFER CONTAINER is a short form for REFRIGERATED CONTAINER.
Simply put, reefer containers are big fridges that are used to transport temperature controlled cargoes such as fruits, meat, fish, seafood, vegetables, dairy and also also other non-food products such as flowers, pharmaceuticals and film..
Some cargoes may need to be shipped chilled or frozen or in controlled + temperatures. Reefer containers have the ability to maintain the cargo at the required temperatures for the duration of the transit from Point A to Point B.
How does a reefer container work..??
Shipping containers are progressing into the mainstream as alternative home and office construction building materials.
Used shipping containers make for excellent building materials; modular, easily assembled, durable, and they can drastically cut down time and labour requirements for any building project.
New and used shipping containers today are big business, and pricing competition is fierce! Here’s how to know if a shipping container is in a condition that will meet your requirements.
New and used shipping containers are finding their way into today’s popular culture and are becoming widely accepted as home and office building materials.
No longer are they viewed as a poor man’s shelter from the pages of Steinbeck’s “Grapes of Wrath” or only for use as an emergency shelter, but instead, they are climbing the pages of haute couture architecture magazines and home builder service offerings.
High Cube Container – an innocuous steel container of 40′ x 8′ x 9’6″ is once again in the news in South Africa..
Some of you in South Africa may recall that in 2009, the Department of Transport in South Africa (DoT) implemented a ban on the transportation of high cube containers on the country’s roads..
This ban was however revoked within a matter of days..
Well, the DoT seems to be at it again, but this time, it is targeting the trailers that are carrying these high cube containers..
FTW has published below article and has also asked the below question on its LinkedIn Group
The introduction of the freight container revolutionised the carriage of cargo in the supply chain, permitting large volumes of cargo to be lifted from ships without the need for slings, nets or platforms. But the container brought its own problems that did not at first manifest themselves.
The system is fundamentally reliant on the integrity of parts that may not regularly be scrutinised in operation.
But, is the current inspection regime for containers good enough..?? Read the discussion from TT Club..
Ever wondered, why some customers refuse to use 40′ High Cube containers even if there is no difference in freight between a 40′ GP and a 40′ HQ..??
Wonder no more..
This article poses some questions from a reader about PTI..
How long is a PTI valid for a Reefer unit..??
If PTI period has expired can unit be released without RE-PTI
Is PRE-COOL an alternate to PTI ?
Who will be responsible for shipment without PTI
There have been several discussions on this blog about misdeclaration of container weights..
People seem to be coming up with creative ideas to commit fraud relating to container weight.. Here is a news item from gCaptain.com for your interest..
Difference between LCL and Consolidation..
Let’s look at this question from a reader, in detail and if there is any difference between LCL shipment and a consolidation shipment..