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..??
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..
In this article, we will look at an extension of the import process which is called “overstay” process.. The port gives 3 free days from date of discharge for any import container coming into SA.. The customer has these 3 days in which to pick up the full from the port.. If for any reason (most popular reason – documentation … Read more here..
All shipping lines require certain documents prior to the shipment being released for imports or bill of lading being released for exports.. For normal containerised cargo release in south africa below docs are required.. Imports : Authorised SAD500 bearing the SARS stamp Authorised Cargo Dues Order bearing the Transnet stamp Original lines bill of lading (at least 1) if the … Read more here..
Answers to Test your shipping knowledge – Week 02/2009 Which would be more difficult to pack in a 20’ gp – 20 tons of steel rods or 20 tons of cotton wool.. Why..?? (20 tons of cotton wool.. why..?? because 20′ containers are primarily designed to carry heavy cargo and not optimised for volumetric cargo.. cotton wool will take … Read more here..
Mis-declaration of container weights has been an issue that has been going on for a long time and has plagued many a shipping line and port.. It all boils down to people taking a “personal” responsibility to be honest and correct in the declaration of weights..
Maybe this article will enlighten people as to the IMPORTANCE being accurate in the declaration of the weights..
Here’s the questions for Week 2/2009.. Which would be more difficult to pack in a 20’ gp – 20 tons of steel rods or 20 tons of cotton wool.. Why..?? If I say, “towards the front of the container”, which side of the container am I talking about..?? If there are 2 seals on a container, which seal number must … Read more here..
Answers to Test your shipping knowledge – Week 01/2009 1) What is the implication of the Place of Receipt and Final Destination in a bill of lading..?? (For the carrier (shipping line) the inclusion of Place of Receipt and Final Destination means that the carrier is liable for the safe movement of the cargo from the Place of Receipt to … Read more here..
In Article 6 – Hazardous Cargo we discussed about the various types of hazardous cargoes and the labels and other information.. In this article, lets go through the actual process of how the hazardous cargo approval process works with the lines and port.. It starts with the client approaching the shipping line for hazardous cargo acceptance.. Most lines have their … Read more here..