Monthly Archives: October 2013

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Can I stop a telex release on a bill of lading after I have requested for it..??

Can I stop a telex release on a bill of lading after I have requested for it..?? This was a question asked by a reader (Harcourt).. A very tricky but interesting question.. Before we get to the discussion, lets refresh what a TELEX RELEASE is.. As described in my previous article What is a Telex […]

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What is a Bill of Lading..??

Bill of Lading (abbreviated to B/L) is one of the MOST important documents in the whole shipping and freight chain.. It comes in various types and forms and is one of the most commonly used documents in the shipping and freight chain but also the most misunderstood and misused of documents.. Although I have written several articles […]

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Difference between a NVO and NVOCC Operator

Is there a difference between a NVO and NVOCC Operator..?? This is a very good question asked by one of the readers (Jane)..  If you read my previous article regarding NVOCC, I have mentioned that NVOCC is a Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier and that the NVOCC can and sometimes do own and operate their own or leased […]

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How strong is your container floorboard..??

How strong is your container floorboard..?? – simple enough question, but there is a whole science behind ascertaining the strength of the floorboard of the container and the stresses it takes in its day to day life.. Image of exploded view of Shipping Container

The floorboard of a container is undoubtedly one of the most important parts of the container structure and is the main weight bearing part..

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Incorrect cargo in container – who is responsible..??

Incorrect cargo in container – who is responsible..?? This is the gist of the question below from Bukky.. Container arrived,sealed Cleared customs in Houston, TX. Pick up the same for delivery by a trucking company to the buyer warehouse. Container unsealed, inside the container was bags full of cement/unknown stuffs instead of cooking oil. Who […]

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Freight and Trading Weekly – Celebrating 40 years

Freight and Trading Weekly, was the first Shipping and Freight related magazine that gave this blog a good exposure to the shipping world in South Africa.. This article is dedicated to FTW which turns 40 this year..  For those who might not know, FTW (as it is popularly known), is a weekly digital and print publication […]

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