Monthly Archives: January 2009

Answers to Test your shipping knowledge – Week 02/2009

  Answers to Test your shipping knowledge – Week 02/2009 Which would be more difficult to pack in a 20’ gp – 20 tons of steel rods or 20 tons of cotton wool.. Why..?? (20 tons of cotton wool.. why..?? because 20′ containers are primarily designed to carry heavy cargo and not optimised for volumetric […]

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Importance of declaring the right cargo weight

Mis-declaration of container weights has been an issue that has been going on for a long time and has plagued many a shipping line and port.. It all boils down to people taking a “personal” responsibility to be honest and correct in the declaration of weights..

Maybe this article will enlighten people as to the IMPORTANCE being accurate in the declaration of the weights..

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Answers to Test your shipping knowledge – Week 01/2009

Answers to Test your shipping knowledge – Week 01/2009 1) What is the implication of the Place of Receipt and Final Destination in a bill of lading..?? (For the carrier (shipping line) the inclusion of Place of Receipt and Final Destination means that the carrier is liable for the safe movement of the cargo from […]

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The process of hazardous cargo acceptance and shipment

In Article 6 – Hazardous Cargo we discussed about the various types of hazardous cargoes and the labels and other information.. In this article, lets go through the actual process of how the hazardous cargo approval process works with the lines and port.. It starts with the client approaching the shipping line for hazardous cargo […]

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