If you are an exporter and especially if you are exporting for the first time, you should have a checklist of points to consider before packing your cargo..
Here are 5 main points you should consider before packing your cargo..
Is there a connection between Incoterms and the shipping line..?? Are Shipping Lines concerned with Incoterms®..??
What is distressed cargo and when does it occur..?? As those in the shipping industry are aware and those who are new to the industry may be experiencing or those who are not in the industry may have realised, shipping and freight industry is a crucible of many different jargons, abbreviations and trite phrases to […]
Why is the containerised trade considered the most versatile among the shipping trades..?? Because of the sheer variety of cargo that is transported around the world in containers..
Using the various container sizes, types and dimensions available in the trade today, one can transport almost all types of cargoes around the world..
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..
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..
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..
Inspired by a reader Georgia, in this article I take you back to the REAL basics – the connection between Shipping and Physics..
I wrote earlier that the big floating thing that carries our cargo from point A to B is referred to as either a SHIP or a VESSEL and outlined the differences between these two..
Like me, I am sure many of you would have (and if you are in the shipping industry you SHOULD have) thought about how this massive thing that can carry 18,000 + TEUs float so solidly in the water whereas if you throw a small pebble in the water, it sinks so easily..