About Hariesh Manaadiar

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

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, let alone newcomers to the industry..

Having been in the industry for long, I thought, why not explain about the business of shipping and freight in a simple, easy and less scary way (trust me, I know the feeling) to the 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..

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 and comments posed by readers under the various articles, so don’t feel shy, please feel free to post your comments on any of the articles of interest to you..

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91 thoughts 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

  2. 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. 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.

    • 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..

  4. 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

    • 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..

  5. 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..

  6. 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.

  7. Hi,
    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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

    • 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..

  13. 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.


  14. 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

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

  16. 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.

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

  18. 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.

    +266 58888866

  20. 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

  21. 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

  22. 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

  23. 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.

  24. Hi Hariesh

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


  25. 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.

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