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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Test your shipping knowledge – Week 02/2009


Here’s the questions for Week 2/2009.. Which would be more difficult to pack in a 20’ gp – 20 tons of steel rods or 20 tons of cotton wool.. Why..?? If I say, “towards the front of the container”, which side of the container am I talking about..?? If there are 2 seals on a…

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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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Test your shipping knowledge – Week 01/2009


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Hello all, hope all of you had a wonderful entry into this new year 2009.. Heres the first of the questions for this year 2009.. Test your shipping knowledge with these questions : 1) What is the implication of the Place of Receipt and Final Destination in a bill of lading..?? 2) What is the…

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