Lawhill Maritime Centre

Investing in a future Maritime generation through maritime education

South Africa has one of the highest youth unemployment rates in Africa (at 52%). Africa also has the youngest population in the world and according to the African Economic Outlook report, this number is growing.

The continent in general, and South Africa in particular, also has a huge youth unemployment issue, a story that is often told alongside that of the continent’s economic growth prospects.

Maritime Industry is a key driver of growth and is of paramount importance to South Africa and the African continent.

One organisation has its focus on growing and developing the next generation of industry leaders for the Maritime Industry, and investing in a future maritime generation through education.

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how to seal a shipping container and how many seals should a container have

How to seal a shipping container and how many seals should a container have..

A container seal is an integral part of a shipping container.. It is compulsory for every shipping container to have at least one seal before a shipping line allows the container to be shipped..

Container seals may come in many shapes and forms from embossed lead wire seals to plastic and metal strip seals to plastic and metal bullet seals to padlocks, all of which have been used by customers to safeguard the precious cargo that is shipped in containers..

Depending on the shipping line or the exporter and the level of safeguard required, containers may be sealed with any of the above combination of seals..

It is imperative that a seal be present on the shipping container and that it is put in the right place..

But what would be the right place and how many seals can I put on a shipping container..?? Learn all about it here..

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Difference between Maritime, Shipping, Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain

To the uninitiated (which included me at one stage), these industries are same or similar and it might come across that there is no difference between Maritime, Shipping, Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain ..

But once you are involved in the business or know about these businesses, you will very soon understand that these are very different industries with different workings, assets, architecture, requiring very different sets of qualifications, experience, expertise, knowledge and attitudes..

In this article I unpack the difference between Maritime, Shipping, Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain and how it is all connected..

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causes of demurrage and detention

Causes of Demurrage and Detention

In one my previous articles (which is also the MOST READ article on this site) I explained the Difference between Demurrage and Detention..

After reading this, a few of my readers have asked me to explain the causes of demurrage and detention..

There are several reasons a container(s) can incur demurrage and/or detention or combined demurrage and detention.. Here are some of the major reasons..

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REEFLEX - Shipping and Freight Resource

Want to ship liquid cargo in bulk in a container..?? No problem..

If you have been wishing and looking for options to ship liquid bulk cargo in a container, your wish may have come true.. REEFLEX is an innovative idea combining the capabilities of a REEfer Container and a FLEXitank to create a transportation system developed by CMA-CGM for the shipping of liquid cargo in bulk in a container..

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How do I identify all related charges in addition to freight in a shipment..??

I have posted a question from a reader and some questions derived from that question, relating to charges in addition to freight and what the ruling is on UCP600 and ISBP 745..

1) Would it be possible to identity all charges in addition to freight related with the loading or unloading of goods..??
2) Is the shipper allowed to show charges in addition to freight on the transport document..??
3) If the documentary credit issuer requires this to be shown on the transport document but the shipping line refuses, then what is the solution..??

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