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Shipper vs Agent - Case Study

Shipper vs Agent – A 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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Importing for the first time, huh..?? Then you should read this..

Planning to import, but don’t know where and how to start..??

Here is some “generic” practical advice to importers who are importing for the first time.. Includes information about the documentation required for importing, what precautions one must take to avoid any losses..

Please be guided that this is a very generic advice and each import is different and could have many variables..

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Who can request shipping line to issue switch bill of lading..??

Who can request shipping line to issue switch bill of lading..?? A very important point raised by Tom regarding the issuance of switch bill of lading.. Question : Considering container liner traffic, who is considered to be the “Principal” authorised to request the switch? Is it the shipper stated on the B/L or th party […]

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How do I know the bill of lading issued is House Bill of Lading or Master Bill of Lading..??

“How do I know the bill of lading issued is a House Bill of Lading or a Master Bill of Lading..??

Is it mentioned anywhere on the bill of lading that it is a House Bill or a Master Bill”

I really love such basic but curious questions because it rejuvenates the gray matter.. Thanks for the question Imtiaz..

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My containers fell overboard – who is responsible and what should I do..??

Shah Nawaz wanted to know who is responsible if his containers fell overboard and what should be the next course of action.. We had loaded 14 containers stuffed with cooking sunflower oil packed in consumer packs on a Ship & After loading of the containers on the deck 6 containers were accidentally dropped in the […]

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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 […]

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Beware of fake shipping line websites for tracking your cargo

Yes there are fake shipping line websites based on the method of “phishing” just like fake banking websites.. The International Maritime Bureau is warning users of such sites (although names are not mentioned).. The ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) is warning against fraudulent cargo tracking websites.  Such sites have been created and improved over the […]

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