Types of Cargo Ships


When it comes to seafreight cargo, there are a variety of cargo ships and modes of shipping based on the cargoes available.. Container Vessels – is currently the most common mode of transport used for carrying 20′, 40′ and 45′ containers.. More details on size/type and usage of containers will follow in another article.. These come…

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Calculation of CBM – Update


In response to my previous article https://shippingandfreightresource.com/2009/02/20/how-to-calculate-cbm-freight-ton/ on how to calculate CBM, one of my readers had this question : Quote Hallo,  How do you calculate the volume of a Roll eg. a carpet @  3.00m(length) x 0.60m (diameter)  Thanks! Unquote The answer : Firstly you need to make sure that all measurements are in metres…

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How to calculate CBM

How to calculate CBM and Freight Ton


One of the most common questions I get asked often is “how to calculate CBM”, specially by those clients who get charged per Freight Ton or Revenue Ton..

What is CBM and Freight/Revenue Ton..??

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Container sizes, types and dimensions


There are different container sizes and types that are in circulation today, each of which is used for a different purpose.. This article discusses the various container types, sizes and dimensions of the ISO container used in the shipping and freight industry for the movement of goods across the world..

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Import Overstay process


In this article, we will look at an extension of the import process  which is called “overstay” process.. The port gives 3 free days from date of discharge for any import container coming into SA.. The customer has these 3 days in which to pick up the full from the port.. If for any reason…

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Documents required by shipping lines for release of cargo


All shipping lines require certain documents prior to the shipment being released for imports or bill of lading being released for exports.. For normal containerised cargo release in south africa below docs are required.. Imports : Authorised SAD500 bearing the SARS stamp Authorised Cargo Dues Order bearing the Transnet stamp Original lines bill of lading…

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