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Logistics – what is that..??


There I was, at a Careers Evening at a prestigious High School in Johannesburg representing a prestigious institution that offers an internationally recognised education programme covering Shipping, Logistics, Transport Economics among others..

Along comes Polly* (*not her real name) a bright eyed and bushy tailed aspiring Matriculant..

I go “Hello there, can I interest you in a Shipping & Logistics course”.. She goes “Logistics, what’s that ?”..
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aaa - How long must I store original bills of lading after shipment is complete..??

How long must I store original bills of lading after shipment is complete..??


This article is based on a question from a reader about how long original bills of lading must be stored after completion of the shipment..

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handcuff - You mean i can arrest a ship..!! – Part 2

You mean i can arrest a ship..!! – Part 2


Further to previous post covering Part 1 of ships arrest, here’s Part 2.. Security arrest: The third category of arrests is that of security arrests which is utilised in cases where a claim is or will be arbitrated in a foreign jurisdiction or in South Africa irrespective of the law that governs the matter. Security…

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money12 - Can cargo be released without collection of destination charges..??

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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I want to issue my House Bill of Lading


Question from one of the readers : We are an NVOCC and we currently primarily use the steamship line’s BL showing The shipper’s name with us as agent . If we start using HBLs, what is our liability.?

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think - Top 10 Things to Keep In Mind When Shipping Overseas

Top 10 Things to Keep In Mind When Shipping Overseas


This is a guest post by Celina Jones – who as the owner of a shipping consulting business,  has quite a lot of experience in helping organizations send shipment overseas to several different countries. She sees the emergence of websites like Verschiffung USA as a new trend, with shipping facilities going out of their way to make…

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Carriage of dangerous goods by sea – documentation requirements


There have been many many instances of damage to ship, cargo and lives due to the improper declaration and handling of dangerous goods (hazardous cargo)..

Through this very important article I hope to give a clear picture on the documentary requirements from a shipping perspective and the process of the hazardous cargo applications and the declarations that go with it..

Please read carefully and share with all the people involved in the handling and transportation of such goods..

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