About Hariesh Manaadiar

Hariesh ManaadiarHello all, I am Hariesh Manaadiar the author of this niche educational blog about Shipping and Freight..

I am a rather simple soul interested in shipping, freight, logistics, maritime, educating, mentoring, web designing, blogging, reading, movies, pets and golf..

I have been in the dynamic shipping and freight industry for over a quarter of a century and worked in several sectors of the industry like clearing & forwarding, vessel operations, stowage planning, equipment control, sales and marketing and management, in various countries..

Why am I writing this blog..??

The shipping and freight business is a hard enough business to understand and cope, even for seasoned veterans..

Having been in the industry for long, I thought, why not make it easy and less scary (trust me, I know the feeling) for people who are new to the industry or want to join the industry..

So I decided to combine

  • my passion for education and training
  • my knowledge and experience in the industry
  • my IT skills

and voilà, the result was this blog that I started in October 2008..

Another reason that I started writing this blog was also to create an awareness in the media about the shipping and freight industry which does not feature all that well when compared to other industries around the world..

How am I achieving this..??

Simple – I write articles about the processes and procedures in the industry which is based on my actual work experience and what I have learnt over the years..

A lot of the articles are also based on questions asked by the readers of this blog, so don’t feel shy, please feel free to ask questions using the question form on the side bar or comment on any of the articles of interest to you..

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Let’s be in touch..
Hariesh Manaadiar

91 comments on “About Hariesh Manaadiar

  1. As a new Logistics Coordinator for Bahamas Ships & Logistics I am always looking for good learning blogs and educational resopurces as it applies to the real-time shipping practices. I commend you for making this a reality and will continue to use as words of wisdom in the industry. If you ever need to route any shipments through the Bahamas e-mail us at logistics@bahamasship.com

    1. Manaadiar says:

      Thank you for your kind words of encouragement Linda.. I will do my best to meet expectations..

  2. Mark Ng says:

    Your blog is really great. You have quite a database of go-to articles for shipping ; informative, well-written, and clean-interface. Please keep it up! For the sake of the global shipping community!

  3. pujitha says:

    I got it.Thanks a lot for the reply Hariesh.

  4. pujitha says:

    I have actually not come across such bills but heard it from my senior guys abt it. They were also saying that conventional berthing happens also when there is lack of berthing space @ the terminal. So like at such circumstances like how you said , when some other cargo( other than a break bulk cargo) is being discharged or loaded why is it going to cost us more? I am new to shipping industry and so seek clarification from you.

    1. Manaadiar says:

      Hi Pujitha, as i mentioned, if for example a container vessel has arrived and if it has to waste time waiting at anchorage, to save on the vsl waiting time, the port might offer a conventional berth where for example in this case, there is no special container handling equipment like gantry cranes etc and work has to be done using shore crane or ships gear.. In this case, as special arrangements have to be made, the costs for berthing and working at the conventional berth (where usually break bulk cargo is handled) will be more expensive than the container terminal..

      Trust above assists..

  5. Joost van Druenen says:

    Hello there Hariesh!
    I just sumpled upon yur blog, and i just wanted to say that i like the simple style you are writing. If only i would have seen this blog 3,5 years ago when i started my study in the logistics field… It would have made things a hell of a lot easier!

    If you are still looking for subjects to write on, i might have a few suggestions. I am currently writing my thesis for a shipping company in Belgium to make the documentation process less prone to errors. (and also in here in Antwerp, it happens way too many times…). Maybe you could talk about some of the common issues?Being halfway through my thesis i have a pretty good idea myself, but it would be nice to hear some ideas from a different source too!

    Thank you in advance 🙂
    Joost van Druenen

    1. Manaadiar says:

      Hello there Joost.. This is just what i like.. 🙂 Fresh ideas from people.. Please do send me your suggestions about subjects that you would like to see on this blog.. Better yet, if you would like to contribute to this blog, pls send me your article as a Word document.. If it is relevant, i will post it here as a Guest Article from you.. Go for it..

  6. Manaadiar says:

    Hi Pujitha, this is a very general question and could have any number of answers.. India is a big country with many ports operated by public and private sectors so it will be difficult to give a general answer.. Please can you be a bit more specific with regards to cargo type, which port you are talking about and any other info that will assist answering the question..??

    In general, conventional berth is where general break-bulk cargo operations take place and that berth will be equipped to handle only such cargo and if you are trying to load or discharge other cargo, then it might work out more expensive..

  7. pujitha says:

    Hi Hariesh, can i know the elaborated meaning of conventional berthing. In indian ports i believe stevedoring at conventional berth is 3 times costlier than that which is happening at the wharf. can u tell me why please.

  8. Nandakumar says:

    This is Nandakumar from Ahmedabad. I was in trouble as one of our customer from South America want to insert the details of Shipper. Till today I was in confusion how the shipper can be shown in Exporter Column. Now. I understood the difference between Shipper & Exporter.

    Thank you Mannadiyar.

    1. Manaadiar says:

      glad that i could help Nandakumar..

  9. om says:

    Hi Sir,
    Im om from India, I just entered in my Dream world of shipping before 2 years.
    I find this Blog very vital to enhance my shipping knowledge.

    Sir, Very Best of luck to you.Sure will read all blogs on these site.

  10. Hello Hariesh,
    This is a very informative blog!

    I own a trucking company/warehouse in Baltimore, MD USA; we specialize in the drayage/containerization of automobiles, equipment, and Household Goods for export. We also handle imports to the Ports of Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New Jersey. If you ever need our services, let me know!

    Brittany Branamen-Sankhaman

  11. Tahir Bashir Sajid says:

    Iam working in Central Bank of Pakistan. Your experience in shipping industry is very very fruitfull for me during my assigentment in Foren Exchange Department. Thaks

  12. Nimo says:

    Dear Harrish,
    Greate idea.
    from sri Lanka
    it should be used to logistics related people, specially to development country people.i could have knew about world logitics situation.

    Best Regards

  13. alxmichael says:

    Hi Hariesh,

    Excellent job on you blog. I have been connected to the shipping industry for over five years, and still have a lot to learn. Thanks for your very informative site. I’m a stowage planner for a shipping agency here in the Philippines, but i feel that my career is at the dead end. I think the stowage planner job is really not given that much of a priority from where I am. For me to feel more fulfilled, as a Computer Tech savvy, I took other responsibilities in our company. Can your site possibly help those who seek for a more fulfilling career in shipping? I can’t seem to find online for openings on Stowage Planning jobs.


    Cebu, Philippines

    1. manaadiar says:

      Hi Michael, glad to be of help.. As for your question, it all really depends on what you want to do in your life with shipping.. Stowage planning is an integral part of vessel operations.. Are you involved in vessel operations at all i.e the physical monitoring of the vessel and its operations while it is in berth etc..?? This could be also an item that you can look at to help you.. If you are looking for ONLY stowage planning jobs, then the best place to try would be with any Port or Terminal or its management companies like DP World, P&O Ports, Hutchinson etc.. All the best..

  14. Gautam says:

    Hi Sirji;

    Its very good idea and informative site

    I just started my career in Shipping from last one year.
    Pls share some other Experiance case by case.


  15. MARLIN REDDY says:

    excellent work.very informative. I have about 25 years experience in the industry and i enjoy reading your site everyday.

    Could you perhaps give more info on the different types of B/ladings eg express and so on
    Marlin Reddy

  16. Jayashree Chetty says:

    Great site,
    Any ideas who will service the East Coats Of africa now That Zim Lines have
    fallen off the market

  17. Great Idea and thank you, those of us who have been in this industry for ages know that it always great to hear other opinions. Who did’nt learn from someone else in the industry – we all did.

  18. James says:

    Great site Hariesh and nice to see you sharing your extensive knowledge in the shipping industry.

  19. nazim says:

    what is difference between straight bill of lading and sea way bill

  20. trương thị xuân says:

    Dear Hariesh!
    i am Xuân. i am a student of university of transport in Việt Nam. i am going to study about NVOCC. I want to write a dissertation about it to report with my teacher before i graduate from university. can you give me informations about NVOCC market in the world ?
    thank you so much!
    Have a good day.

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  22. nazim says:

    hello mannadiar

    I have another question
    in which circumstances in the agent is jointly with the operator, and
    what is the likely extent of his liability?

    thnks in advance

    Nazim Ziane

  23. nazim says:

    Hello Hariesh Manaadiar

    I have a question for you, what is a legal differnce between a tramp agent and liner agent .I would like to find out only the legal difference

    Thnks in advance.

    Nazim Ziane

  24. nazim says:

    Hello Hariesh Manaadiar

    I have a question for you, what is a legal differnce between a tramp agent and liner agent .

    Thnks in advance.

    Nazim Ziane

  25. Kalyani says:

    Could you please let me know if there is an agency in India who does ECTN for Rwanda. If so please forward me their contact details.

  26. Thamaine Moodley says:

    Hi Hariesh

    I have been enjoying reading your articles on the website as well as in the Export/Import mag. All the best.


    1. manaadiar says:

      Thanks Thamaine..

  27. Abhijit Dasgupta says:

    Mr. Hariesh,
    This is a very good informative site for the newcomer like me in logistics industry.
    Request you ti guide me about the name of reputed shipping companies / conventional vessel operators who accepts bulk shipment from India to South Africa / African Ports.
    With best regards.

  28. manaadiar says:

    Hi Jim, depends on the size of the package.. If it is small enough then the best option would be courier or airfreight..

  29. tony barrie says:

    hi harish, i would like to no who & how to be an NVOCC agent? i hope you would be able to help me out, many thanks.

  30. Paul Le Roux says:

    Hi Hariesh

    Very interesting and informative site.

  31. Jose R. Bata Jr. says:

    very much exellent idea.. you can help ohter people….

  32. Anant Sharma says:

    Hi Hariesh,

    This is a wonderful & informative site, appreciate the fact knowledge & experience grows when shared …and good to see ppl from the shipping & trade industry are here to share their views and information, which can be very useful.Keep up the good work.. Have interests out of South Africa and world over… Keep in touch..

    Thanks & Regards
    Anant Sharma

  33. JURAWAN GUPTA says:

    Hi, Harish
    Good work, firstly congratulation to you and yr family .
    its sign of experience and good charector,
    pls keep it up , we are all appriciating yr work .

    bye bye
    Jurawan gupta , New Delhi,india
    c/o Hyundai merchant Marine India

  34. Zerina says:

    I recently received an empty container. The weight stated on the b/l was 5000kg as compared to 400kg that the container actually weighed.

    The shipper disappeared. Is the Shipping co. responsible in any way.

    1. manaadiar says:

      Hi Zerina, please advise firstly if this is a FCL shipment or LCL shipment..?? If this is FCL, it doesnt make sense as you mention the weight of the container is 400kg which is too less for a normal shipping container..

  35. Hi Manaadiar,

    i come to your site, when googling of the NVOCC information.
    very interesting and informative. will bookmark your site.
    i’m doing also the freight forwarding business and have my own company (http://quantumindonesia.com).
    now, when i have a question about freight forwarding and others related to this business, i know where to go.

  36. Lwanga says:

    l want to learn alot from you ma brother about export tariffs and international blog

  37. Lwanga says:

    Very good my brother hope you gona help me so much in area of export from southafrica

  38. manaadiar says:

    Hi Matilda, you can post any/all your questions relating to shipping here..

  39. Amma says:

    I am very proud of you ,my son!!! I feel very happy reading the responses of many newcomers in shipping industry.Let your knowledge spread and benefit many youngsters.

  40. niren jayram says:

    what do you mean by DDU shipments

  41. Rozanne Stewart says:

    Hi Manaadiar,
    I would be grateful if you could assist me with finding a 3000t ship which can be purchased or hired to transport goods to the DRC.This request comes directly from DRC’s Maritime consortium, who would prefer dealing with a South African company.
    Hope you can help and my late father Captain Cyrille Nicolin OBE was the pioneer of the Mauritian Merchant Navy for over forty-five years.
    Great site
    Thanking you

    1. manaadiar says:

      Hi, any of our readers have any suggestions for Rozanne..??

  42. papa kojo mensah woode says:

    Hi manaadiar,
    I share your view on the varoius topics on shipping . I encourage you to do more . so that up and coming youth will learn from you and other who also contribute to the blog.thanks

  43. manaadiar says:

    Hi Scott, that would entirely depend on the legislation or practice prevalent in the US shipping industry..

  44. Scott says:

    Mr Manaadiar,

    We ship product from USA to SAF for a company based in UK. Then SAF pays UK and UK pays us here in USA. For nearly two years now the shipping company has agreed to show the shipper as the UK company on the ocean bill of lading. They have since changed there policy and will no longer do this. They require that the shipper be a US company in the case that product must be returned. The UK company has told me that they can not receive payment from SAF in the shipper of record is a US company. Is this the case and are there alternatives if the BOL is now required to show US shipper?

  45. DEON says:

    VAT: INCOTERM 2000 EXW do you have to show vat on invoices for SARS, If a cross border bussiness have work done / modifications in SA do they have to pay VAT

  46. Shuen says:

    Hi Dear,

    I am doing some research and need ur help.Wonder you can assist me in providing me the info on the implications between liner shipping and tramp shipping to port opreations and management?

    Pls also advise me the source where you found the information.


  47. niren jayram says:

    I have introduced this sight to my co workers as I find it very beneficial to the juniors . If you are in Dbn I would like to meet you and share our interest in the industry .I am very interested to discuss future interests in opening a shipping college for youngsters interested in devoloping a career in shipping

  48. manaadiar says:

    Hi Niren, yes it is free to subscribe.. Please don’t hesitate to subscribe.. Thanks..

  49. niren jayram says:

    Is this site free to subscribe

  50. Lee says:

    Mr Manaadiar

    I’m very lucky to have come across your blog. I am new to shipping, carrying out some research into Liberian companies, Chinese, Korean…the list goes on. Am also interested in a company whose ships often go through South Africa which you may well know. An ongoing list of questions should you have the time or inclination to answer them!!! A great site anyway, so thank you for your efforts


    1. manaadiar says:

      Welcome Lee, you can ask any questions that will challenge the mind.. Go for it..

  51. Marlene says:

    Can you please explain the difference between storage and overstay

  52. Hi Manaadiar;

    No doubts, it´s very interesting and informative site to refresh the knowledge of traditionals and all new comers in this industry.

    Congratulations and have a good luck.

    Krgds – Albano

  53. Francois says:

    Thank you for this site.I will certainly use it in future to get info about shipping

  54. manaadiar says:

    Hi Glen, thanks for the comments.. I have added your site in my blogroll.. Cheers..

  55. Tapas says:

    this site is very nice
    Thanks a lot

    1. manaadiar says:

      Thank you Tapas..

  56. Gail says:

    Hi Hariesh

    I am new in the Industry and this is absolutely


    God Bless you for this shared knowledge.

    1. manaadiar says:

      Hi Gail, most welcome.. trust you would have subscribed..

  57. Alroy says:

    Dear Hariesh,

    This is a fantastic idea.

    All the best.

    1. manaadiar says:

      Thanks Alroy, hope you have subscribed ot the same..

  58. wendy says:

    Great, very interesting and informative

    1. manaadiar says:

      Thank you Wendy..

  59. Ravi Gopaul says:

    Congrats Hariesh. Good site.
    Well done.

  60. wwwshippinginsouthafrica says:

    Hi, it is a great site keep it up.

  61. priscilla says:

    Manaadiar like you I have also been in the import and export industry for 25 years – but I still find your site very enlightening – keep up the good work

  62. manaadiar says:

    Thanks to all those who sent the reponses.. Please do not forget to subscribe to the blog so that you can receive updates as and when there is a new article added..

    You can click on the link “CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE TO THIS BLOG” or click on “Subscribe to manaadiar’s shipping blog by Email” link to get updates via email..

  63. Hi Hariesh. A great idea. Will definitely benefit the shipping industry.

  64. Carmen says:

    Cannot seem to log out , very interesting and good luck.


  65. Michael De Mink says:

    Excellent idea. Thank-you for the useful info.

  66. Marisa Helena says:

    Congratulations Hariesh !!! Great idea.

  67. Laura Moodley says:

    Great Idea, I will surely be reading….

    Good Luck…………….Laur!

  68. Alex Novitzky says:

    Great idea Hariesh. very informative. Alex Novitzky, Mlog

  69. Ingrid says:

    well done an excellent and informative site for both old and new to the industry alike.
    thank you

  70. ushaRamachandran says:

    well done mi dear brother… let ur good intentions blossom more and more and bear useful and good fruits in everyway . with best of luck and blessings from acha amma and mohanetta

  71. Renuka says:

    Hi. Great idea! Good luck.

  72. LAURELLE says:

    You have lots of time on your hands Hariesh. But very good idea we will be using this info. thanks saves me from doing all the backround work. thanks

  73. loic says:

    well started Hariesh!

  74. manaadiar says:

    thank you mr.subban..

  75. Sarika says:

    hi luv…a splendid idea…good luck ..hb

  76. neville subban says:

    Dear Hariesh (BIM)
    good to see you giving back to the industry and all the best

  77. Dear Hariesh,
    very good idea. Good Luck and all the best.

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