What do the markings on a container mean..??

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All of you may have seen the markings on a container, specially the door when it comes to your warehouse for packing or unpacking..

Each of these markings plays a very significant role in the transportation of the container and provides vital information to all entities in the supply chain relating to the monitoring and safety of the container and cargo during its carriage..

Let us look at each of these markings individually based on the image below showing the various markings..

The Container Department

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It has been called many names – Equipment Control, Container Control, Logistics, Container Department – whatever you call it, it is one of the most dynamic departments’ within a shipping line’s (and by extension the ships agency’s) business and this department is close to my heart as this was my first real job in a liner shipping environment..

What does this department do..??

Outside the Box: The Shipping Container Revolution

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This infographic article provides an insight into the shipping container revolution detailing some of the many impressive buildings which have been created from shipping containers around the world.. It also offers the pros and cons of building with shipping containers as well as some tips from architecture and environmental experts..

Which weight should be declared in a container bill of lading..??

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Which weight should be declared in a container bill of lading..??

An article that discusses the various weights involved in a container shipment and which weight should be shown in a container bill of lading..

Add your thoughts to this discussion..

Why is there a difference in transit time between FCL and LCL cargo to the same destination..??

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Why is there a difference in transit time between FCL and LCL cargo to the same destination..??

Doesn’t make sense right, but there is a reason why this difference exists.. Read the full article to know why..

Shipping lines will accept responsibility for their mistakes – True or False..??

A trick question..?? Lets discuss this with a case study of a case that is raging on in one of the social media forums.. A forwarder booked 2×20′ containers with a shipping line to Doha on behalf of his client.. Due to a mistake of the shipping line staff, the shipping line shipped 1×20′ to Doha … Read more

Case study about incorrect sending of arrival notification

Further to my post regarding arrival notification to clients, one of the readers seems to have landed himself in hot water and is seeking assistance as below.. Any ideas/comments..?? Who is at fault here..?? The shipping line or the consignee..?? can some one help me on this issue… CARGO ARRIVAL was sent by me on … Read more

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