Shipper vs Agent – A case study

Shipper vs Agent - Case Study

Article discussing a dispute between a shipper and his agent relating to the shipment of the goods, ETA and freight..

This maybe an eye opener for several other people who maybe in this predicament or situation and need to know these intimate details of shipping..

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Shipper on bill of lading can be from a country different from port of loading – Yes or No

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Shipper on bill of lading can be from a country different from port of loading – Yes or No..?? What is your opinion and what is the regulation in your country..?? Participate in this short poll and let us find out..

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Connection between Shipper and NVOCC

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Connection between Shipper and NVOCC :- Can a shipper negotiate directly with a NVO for slot rates? Who would handle the documentation in that case? Would the shipper/cnee have to hire a FF to complete the delivery? Or could they do it with an in-house staff member? Thanks Jeff Carter for this multi part question.. If you read my previous article … Read more here..


Can cargo be released without collection of destination charges..??

Question from a reader from Turkey.. Please feel free to comment.. Ask your question here..: Dear Hariesh Hope doing well. I need your opinion to clarify a big doubt. Some cnee´s at Turkey received imports goods and original BL full set, with some pending charges payable at Turkey. Shipping line release the cargo without charges collection because they insist that … Read more here..


Is there a limitation on the number of Original bills to be issued..??

A reader of this blog had asked a question as below : What is the limitation on 3 OBLs? Why 3….I’ve had customers request 5+ OBLs to be issued. When I said ‘no’….they asked why, and now I’m stumped. Not sure if this ties into the debate of properly endorsing the OBL….but if surrendering an endorsed OBL negates the other … Read more here..


Difference between an exporter and a shipper

There are several terms that one comes across in course of normal trade and business.. This article talks about Shipper and Exporter which may sound same to many people but are actually different..

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Parts of a bill of lading – Part 1

1st part of a 4 part article that dissects a bill of lading and discusses the different parts and the information that needs to be filled up in each part..

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Article 3 – Export process

Have you read Article 1 and Article 2 of this shipping blog..?? Before we start with Article 3 which is the export process, lets look at some definitions/explanations : Shipper or Exporter : Companies that are authorised by Customs and Govt authorities to export cargoes from South Africa to various countries.. Place of Origin : A place from which a … Read more here..