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..

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What does Shippers load, stow and count mean..??

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Shippers load, stow and count or Shippers load and count or SLAC is a term that you would have seen in the description of the bill of lading for all shipments.. What does it mean to the line and to the shipper..??

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Difference between pre-carriage and on-carriage

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The difference between pre-carriage and on-carriage needs to be understood very clearly by the exporter, importer, shipping line, forwarder, clearing agent, insurance and everyone else involved in order to ensure that the relevant roles, responsibilities, costs and risks are clearly defined..

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Is it a TEU or FEU..??

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  Remember the famous question “Is it a bird, is it a plane……….” Well thought i would share something like that, only here, the question is, Is it a TEU or FEU.. Below is an article about an innovative concept relating to freight containers reblogged from Mike Poverello’s Blog.. The process of coupling as shown in this video seems a bit … Read more here..


Pallet wide Containers

Ever heard of Pallet wide containers..?? No..?? Well now you have.. The container shipping industry is a dynamic and constantly evolving industry with many different types of containers being developed and customised to suit the various needs of the market/trade, some global, some regional and some local.. Previously I have written an article covering the sizes, dimensions and uses of … Read more here..


Questions regarding FMC registered forwarder for shipments to USA

Here are a few questions regarding FMC registered forwarder and documentation, raised by Kashan Faiz Sajjad.. I am a freight forwarder in Pakistan and not FMC registered, I have cargo destined for the US, and I ask my FMC registered agent in the US to issue their HBL. So is this workable? Is there any problem that I am going … Read more here..


Who should pay for securing the cargo in the container in an EXW deal..??

In a shipment on EXW terms – Who should pay for securing the cargo in the container..?? This is a question posed by a reader as below.. Here is my question :  – cargo (wine in cartons, on pallets) will be exported from France to the USA – the term of sale is EXW – the exporter will load and … Read more here..


Can you trust Safety Data Sheets..??

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Abuse of Safety Data Sheets for cargo bookings is uncomfortably frequent. A recent TT Club claim relating to a fire onboard a ship highlighted a number of issues. Take utmost care with what is presented and be proactive in warning customers of their legal obligations – and potential penalties. Anecdotal evidence suggests that abuse of Safety Data Sheets (SDS or … Read more here..