About Hariesh Manaadiar

Hariesh ManaadiarHello all, I am Hariesh Manaadiar the author of this niche 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..??

Education and learning are close to my heart and through years of experience I know how difficult shipping and freight business can be, even for seasoned veterans..

So I thought, why not make it easy and less scary (having known and experienced the feeling) for people who are new to the industry or want to join the industry..

So I decided to combine

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

and voilà, I started this blog relating to shipping and freight education 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 or comment on any of the articles of interest to you..

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Let’s be in touch..
Hariesh Manaadiar

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91 comments on “About Hariesh Manaadiar”

  1. By tony barrie

    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.

  2. By Anant Sharma

    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


    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

  4. By Zerina

    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.

    • By manaadiar

      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..

  5. By budiawan hutasoit

    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.

  6. By Lwanga

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

  7. By Lwanga

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

  8. By Amma

    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.

  9. By Rozanne Stewart

    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

  10. By papa kojo mensah woode

    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

  11. By manaadiar

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

  12. By Scott

    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?

  13. By DEON

    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

  14. By Shuen

    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.


  15. By niren jayram

    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

  16. By Lee

    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


  17. By Marlene

    Can you please explain the difference between storage and overstay

  18. By Albano T. do CARMO

    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

  19. By Gail

    Hi Hariesh

    I am new in the Industry and this is absolutely


    God Bless you for this shared knowledge.

  20. By priscilla

    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

  21. By manaadiar

    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..

  22. By Laura Moodley

    Great Idea, I will surely be reading….

    Good Luck…………….Laur!

  23. By Ingrid

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

  24. By ushaRamachandran

    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


    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

  26. By neville subban

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