Author Archives: Hariesh Manaadiar

Test your shipping knowledge – week 49 – 2008

Thought that this would be a good way to find out what we know and dont know about shipping – basically the work that we do on a daily basis.. It will be a series of questions on a weekly basis.. Starting with week 49.. See how many points you can get.. Give yourself 2 points for each right answer.. … Read more here..

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Why you should subscribe to my blog

Dear Readers including those of you who commented on the blog, thanks for visiting and reading and commenting on the blog.. I would request that you SUBSCRIBE to this blog either via the RSS Feed or via email..  What does this mean..?? If you subscribe to this blog via the above methods, each time an update is done on the … Read more here..

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Special Containers & its Cargoes – OOG/Reefer

There are a variety of special cargoes that are loaded on every ship.. Most common of these special cargoes are cargoes like Out of gauge Cargo (OOG) and Refrigerated Cargo (Reefer).. These special cargoes require special containers for the carriage of same.. In this article, we discuss these special containers and what makes them special..

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Article 4 – Import process

Before we start the import process lets look at some definitions/explanations : Consignee or Importer : Companies that are authorised by Customs and Govt authorities to import cargoes into South Africa from various countries.. Place of Origin : A place from which a certain cargo originates in order to be shipped to a certain destination as per the contract of … Read more here..

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Article 3 – Export process

Have you read Article 1 and Article 2 of this shipping blog..?? Before we start with Article 3 which is the export process, lets look at some definitions/explanations : Shipper or Exporter : Companies that are authorised by Customs and Govt authorities to export cargoes from South Africa to various countries.. Place of Origin : A place from which a … Read more here..

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Article 2 – Shipping Documents

In this article we will cover the various Shipping Documents used, especially in South Africa’s shipping process.. Here we will take a look at the main documents that are used in the process.. In all below, please read “port” as either seaport (Durban, Cape Town etc) or inland port (Johannesburg, Pretoria etc).. Certain other terms that are not clear to … Read more here..

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