ship - Shipping lines will accept responsibility for their mistakes - True or False..??

Shipping lines will accept responsibility for their mistakes – True or False..??


A trick question..?? Lets discuss this with a case study of a case that is raging on in one of the social media forums.. A forwarder booked 2×20′ containers with a shipping line to Doha on behalf of his client.. Due to a mistake of the shipping line staff, the shipping line shipped 1×20′ to Doha…

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containerization - How containerization shaped the modern world

How containerization shaped the modern world


Here’s a very nice video of how containerization shaped the modern world.. Newcomers to the industry and Joe Public will find this interesting.. Happy viewing.. Also read – http://shippingnewsandviews.wordpress.com/2011/12/01/the-story-of-the-man-who-invented-the-shipping-cargo-container/

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anf - Case study about incorrect sending of arrival notification

Case study about incorrect sending of arrival notification


Further to my post regarding arrival notification to clients, one of the readers seems to have landed himself in hot water and is seeking assistance as below.. Any ideas/comments..?? Who is at fault here..?? The shipping line or the consignee..?? can some one help me on this issue… CARGO ARRIVAL was sent by me on…

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dosf - In support of the seafarers on Day of the Seafarer 25th June 2012

In support of the seafarers on Day of the Seafarer 25th June 2012


|| June 25th, 2012 || Shipping and Freight || , , || Estimated reading time: 2 minutes ||

As mentioned in my post last year in support of the Seafarer, this year i would like to once again thank all seafarers that ply the oceans.. You guys are the backbone of world trade and without your contribution, the world would not be so connected.. So each time someone in Germany takes a sip of South African Wine…

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tsvsl - Different loading and discharging vessel

Different loading and discharging vessel


Ever wondered sometimes when you receive the arrival notification from the shipping line, the name of the vessel is different from the one on the bill of lading..?? Read to find out why..

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Happy Fathers Day Shippies………..


|| June 17th, 2012 || Shipping and Freight || , , , || Estimated reading time: 2 minutes ||

June 17th is Fathers Day in South Africa (and in some other parts of the world i believe).. May not be as big as Mothers Day, but still an important day in any Fathers life.. I saw below dedication which rang very true, so i thought i should share it with all of you.. Below is…

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Carriage of dangerous goods by sea – documentation requirements


There have been many many instances of damage to ship, cargo and lives due to the improper declaration and handling of dangerous goods (hazardous cargo)..

Through this very important article I hope to give a clear picture on the documentary requirements from a shipping perspective and the process of the hazardous cargo applications and the declarations that go with it..

Please read carefully and share with all the people involved in the handling and transportation of such goods..

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Multiple shippers in a bill of lading..??


Multiple shippers in a bill of lading..?? This is a question raised by a reader.. I thought i would throw out this question to you my dear readers.. In my experience I have not seen more than 1 shipper listed on a bill of lading.. I have seen 2 Notify parties, but never more than…

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What is a Switch Bill of Lading and when and why is it used..??


If you have been in the industry long enough you might have heard of a term Switch Bill of Lading.. Read here about what it means and when and where it is used..

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