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

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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 Release :- “A telex release is simply a … Read more here..


What is a Bill of Lading..??

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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 under the category of bill … Read more here..


Difference between a NVO and NVOCC Operator

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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 containers.. A Common Carrier is … Read more here..


Change in twitter name of Shipping and Freight Resource blog

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Change in twitter name of Shipping and Freight Resource.. Dear readers, the Twitter handle (name) of this Shipping and Freight Resource has been changed from @shippinginsa to @shipfrtresource  in order to align it with the name of the blog.. This change should not affect those who are already following this blog on twitter using @shippinginsa.. Please check if you are … Read more here..


How strong is your container floorboard..??

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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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Shipping and Freight Resource turns 5

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  Once upon a time I was sitting all by my lonely self wondering How I could contribute to the shipping and freight industry How I could do something that would fuel my second passion – educating How I could help newcomers to the shipping industry understand a bit more about the processes and procedures How I could share some … Read more here..


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

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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 is responsible for the missing … Read more here..


Freight and Trading Weekly – Celebrating 40 years

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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 dedicated to publishing news articles, … Read more here..