Monthly Archives: March 2012

container loading - Why do containers get stowed and discharged incorrectly..??

Why do containers get stowed and discharged incorrectly..??

There are a lot of cases across all the shipping lines whereby containers get stowed on board a ship to the incorrect destination and discharged at the incorrect destination.. Why does this happen..?? More often than not, the number one reason for the incorrect stowage and discharge would be improper documentation submitted to the port […]

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Some unusual and different container types

In my previous article(s) i gave an insight into Container sizes and dimensions and also covered some Special Containers and the cargoes that is loaded on these containers.. Now i want to show you some unusual (at least for South Africa) and further different types of containers that are in use around the world.. Super-Rack […]

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Important South African contact numbers relating to Shipping and Freight

Dear all, i have created a new PAGE titled “SA Contact Numbers“.. This you will see alongside my other pages About me, About this blog, Guests, List of Topics etc).. This page lists some important contact numbers of the various entities (Port, Customs etc) involved in the day to day handling of import and export shipments within […]

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Why won’t a shipping line pre-date or back-date my bill of lading..??

Firstly, what is pre-dating or back-dating..?? It is when the shipper requests the shipping line to show the Shipped on Board date on the bill of lading as a date before the actual sailing of the vessel (example : the vessel actually sails on the 2nd of March but shipper wants the line to show […]

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