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Freight and Trading Weekly – Celebrating 40 years

Freight and Trading Weekly, was the first Shipping and Freight related magazine that gave this blog a good exposure to the shipping world in South Africa.. This article is dedicated to FTW which turns 40 this year..  For those who might not know, FTW (as it is popularly known), is a weekly digital and print publication […]

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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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shiparrest - You mean i can arrest a ship..!! - Part 1

You mean i can arrest a ship..!! – Part 1

South African admiralty law assists those who have a claim against shipowners by granting claimants the entitlement to arrest a ship that enters its jurisdiction. Such action may be taken by virtue of the South African Admiralty Regulation Act, No. 105 of 1983 (the “Act”) which effectively prevents a ‘guilty’ ship from legally departing from […]

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What is a UCR Number and who needs it..

The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) requires a Unique Consignment Reference (UCR) number to be reported on all export proceeds.. This has been applicable since July 2009..  This requirement is part of the initiative undertaken by SARB and the Customs unit of the South African Revenue Service (SARS), to implement an automated process for administration […]

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How to read a UN Location (Port) Code..

Many of us in our work environment, particularly when using the computer systems , have come across codes relating to the various ports/destinations around the country.. Example ZADUR, CNSHA, GBFXT etc.. These are known as UN/LOCODE, the United Nations Code for Trade and Transport Locations.. This is a geographic coding scheme developed and maintained by […]

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How to handle IMCO Class 1 cargo..

In my previous article Hazardous Cargo, we had a brief look into Class 1 cargoes.. Below is a guest post by Bentley Cook about how to handle IMCO Class 1 cargo and dispel the taboo surrounding this cargo.. Who is Bentley Cook..?? Bentley Cook is a veteran of 37 years in the shipping industry having […]

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Best articles of Shipping in South Africa

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 […]

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Difference between Liner vessel and Conference vessel

Difference between Liner vessel and Conference vessel Liner Service – is a service that operates within a schedule and has a fixed port rotation with published dates of calls at the advertised ports.. A liner service generally fulfills the schedule unless in cases where a call at one of the ports has been unduly delayed […]

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Cargo Tracking Note – what is it..??

Cargo Tracking Notes (CTN) – is an official, maritime document issued upon shipment at the loading port and mandatory for many countries in Africa..

The basic information required on the CTN is the cargo, shipper, receiver, vessel/voyage, loading and discharging port.. The CTN is required by these countries for information on cargo flows and also for statistics purposes..

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