Hey all, came across an article (What happens to shipping containers lost at sea?).. Although this article is more concerned about the environment (which is very important), it also begs the question of how such things happen and who is responsible for this and what is the remedy.. In my opinion, such incidents occur mostly due to the mis-declaration of … Read more here..
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VSA stands for a Vessel Sharing Agreement.. A vessel sharing agreement is usually reached between various container shipping lines who agree to operate a liner service along a specified route using a specified number of vessels.. It is not necessary for each of the partners to have equal number of vessels.. The space that is available for loading and discharging … Read more here..
Hey all.. I thought it would be good idea to recap on some of the best articles that i have written on this blog since 2008.. Of course, this is MY list of Top 10 articles of Shipping in South Africa.. If you like any other articles specifically, do share with a brief note on why you like that article.. … Read more here..
A voucher of correction (abbreviated as VOC) is a document that is used in South African shipping to amend any details or particulars that need to be changed in the Bill of Entry (SAD500) that has already been filed for a particular shipment with customs.. This should be filed by the accredited customs clearance agent as soon as any changes … Read more here..
This was one of the questions i was asked by one of the readers of my blog.. I have covered this briefly in my previous article https://shippingandfreightresource.com/2008/10/13/article-2-the-documents/, but elaborating on the same here.. Cargo Dues – abbreviated to read CD – (also known as Wharfage in some countries) is a fee levied by TNPA (Transnet Port Authority) to the users … Read more here..
Removal Companies , are companies that assist people emigrating or immigrating to/from (example) South Africa with their shipping requirements.. Various removal companies also specialise in corporate relocations.. The services of removal companies include but not limited to :- door to door service packing and crating the cargo storing at a suitable facility negotiate the best rates with the shipping line … Read more here..
I think this is an interesting question and a topic that will have many views.. What is your criteria when you nominate or choose a shipping line to carry your cargo..?? There are many factors to this equation, like Price Service Accessibility E-Commerce Frequency etc etc etc etc It would be interesting to know from you how you decide.. And … Read more here..
I thought a graphical overview of the flow of cargo for import, export and transhipment will help the users.. So please see the image below.. In case the image is not clear when you print, here’s a pdf file to download..