Tag Archives: Containerization

Top 100 container shipping lines – April 2013

Alphaliner has published the list of  Top 100 container shipping lines in the world based on existing fleet and order book TEU capacity available on board operated ships.. Below is the graphical image Below is the list of Top 15 lines.. Click on the image to view the full list of 100 lines..

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Clean on board or Shipped on Board – what should a bill of lading show..??

Clean on Board and Shipped on Board are two different clauses in a Bill of Lading and these two have sometimes led to confusion and disagreements within the trade..

Here we will examine what the bill of lading should show – Clean on Board or Shipped on Board..??

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

Further to my post regarding incorrect routing of a container and the shipping lines liability, please see below news article from FTW Magazine ( A South African based Freight & Trade Weekly) which gives feedback from some of the experts in the South African shipping and legal industry about this case.. Trust this will help.. Click here to read the article..

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Consequences of incorrect acceptance of hazardous cargo

In this blog, across the many articles that i have written, i have made several references to hazardous cargoes, documentation for hazardous cargoes, safety measure for hazardous cargoes, and consequences of non-declaration of hazardous cargoes etc.. I cannot emphasise this topic enough because it is just so important.. Here is a real life case where a shipping line incorrectly confirms … Read more here..

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Some unusual and different container types

In my previous article(s) i gave an insight into Container sizes and dimensions and also covered some Special Containers and the cargoes that is loaded on these containers.. Now i want to show you some unusual (at least for South Africa) and further different types of containers that are in use around the world.. Super-Rack container – Similar in use … Read more here..

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Should i use Open Top or Flat Rack for over-height cargo

Sounds like a trick question..?? It could be..!! Generally open top and flat rack containers are used for loading cargo that are difficult to load through the doors of a standard gp container are above the dimensions of a standard gp container (out of gauge) Below is the external view of an open top and a flatrack.. (Click on the … Read more here..

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What is a Garment On Hanger container..??

Garment On Hanger (GOH) (also known in certain circles as Hangtainer) containers are standard/dry containers that are converted/outfitted to be able to safely and conveniently carry garments on hangers – the same way you see them hanging in all the major retail stores.. A lot of the shipping lines have their own GOH containers for which they charge a premium … Read more here..

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