Monthly Archives: October 2011

Why you should be careful and vigilant about what a container contains..

A good example of what a container contains and why you should pay very close attention to what is declared by the shipper and why we should all be vigilant will be CLEAR after you read this post (http://mpoverello.wordpress.com/2011/10/22/why-is-this-cargo-container-emitting-so-much-radiation/) which appeared in Mike Poverello’s Customs Blog.. Seemingly simple but scary stuff..

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Are Ton and Tonne the same..??

No, they are NOT the same.. Ton is an imperial measurement and equates to about 2240 lbs (pounds) = roughly 1015 kgs.. Tonnes is a metric measurement and equates to 1000 kgs.. This is more commonly used all over the world.. So watch out those of you that deal with charges per ton or tonne.. […]

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Are Shippers Load Stow and Count and Said to Contain – different..??

Are Shippers Load Stow and Count and Said to Contain – different..?? Both these clauses are used in container shipping : Shippers Load, Stow and Count (SLAC) = The cargo was Loaded – packed into the container by the shipper, Stowed – stacked in a specific order by the shipper, Counted – number of packages […]

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