Parts of a bill of lading – Part 1

1st part of a 4 part article that dissects a bill of lading and discusses the different parts and the information that needs to be filled up in each part..

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States Warehouse Process

Are you based in South Africa and your customer abandoned his cargo, do you as a buyer in South Africa want to abandon a cargo that you can no longer accept.. Then read this article to find out what the process is with regards to abandoning the cargo and moving it to States Warehouse..

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What is a Letter of Credit and how does it work..??

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What is a Letter of Credit and how does it work..?? This article aims to explain about a Letter of Credit which is one of the most popular forms of documentary credit and how it works..

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Identifying a stow position

how stowage planning works

Some of the people in the industry can identify where a container has been stowed on board of a ship just by reading the stow position (also known as cell position) and also whether it is a 20’ or a 40’ container that is stowed there..

How they do this..?? Mainly based on experience in handling stowage plans, but there is a formula to it..

I will explain below..

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Types of Cargo Ships

When it comes to seafreight cargo, there are a variety of cargo ships and modes of shipping based on the cargoes available.. Container Vessels – is currently the most common mode of transport used for carrying 20′, 40′ and 45′ containers.. More details on size/type and usage of containers will follow in another article.. These come in various capacities ranging from … Read more here..


How to calculate CBM of cylindrical object like a pipe or roll..??

calculate CBM for a cylindrical object

Article outlining how to calculate CBM of cylindrical object like a pipe or roll.. This is an update on my previous post about calculation of CBM..

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How to calculate CBM and Freight Ton

One of the most common questions I get asked often is “how to calculate CBM”, specially by those clients who get charged per Freight Ton or Revenue Ton..

What is CBM and Freight/Revenue Ton..??

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Container sizes, types and dimensions

shipper owned container and carrier owned container

There are different container sizes and types that are in circulation today, each of which is used for a different purpose.. This article discusses the various container types, sizes and dimensions of the ISO container used in the shipping and freight industry for the movement of goods across the world..

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