Difference between transhipment and cargo in transit

You might have heard the terminology Transhipment and also Cargo in Transit.. It might be confusing to newcomers to the industry..

There is a big difference between the two and this article discusses these differences and explain how these two work.. Continue Reading

Difference between Demurrage, Detention and Despatch

Demurrage, Detention and Despatch are terms that are used around the world in day to day shipping.. However sometimes people get confused about what to use which term where, especially Demurrage as it relates to container and bulk trades..

This article endeavours to clear this confusion by discussing the difference between Demurrage, Detention and Despatch and the meaning of each of these terms.. Continue Reading

Difference between a NVO and NVOCC Operator

Is there a difference between a NVO and NVOCC Operator..?? This is a very good question asked by one of the readers (Jane)..  If you read my previous article regarding NVOCC, I have mentioned that NVOCC is a Non-Vessel Operating Common Continue Reading

Difference between Intermodal and Multimodal transport

Intermodal vs Multimodal – These two terms are often used loosely and interchangeably, but the question is what is the difference..

Here, we will discuss what they mean and what they represent in day to day shipping and freight environment.. Continue Reading

Difference between Pre-Carriage, Carriage and On-Carriage

In one of my previous articles I had discussed the difference between Pre-Carriage & On-Carriage.. Today i received a question asking what is the difference between “Main Carriage” and “On Carriage”..

This is from someone new to the shipping industry.. Since this site is dedicated to assisting newcomers to the industry to learn about shipping and ask questions such as these, I am reproducing an updated version of the previous article.. Continue Reading

Why is there a difference in transit time between FCL and LCL cargo to the same destination..??

Why is there a difference in transit time between FCL and LCL cargo to the same destination..??

Doesn’t make sense right, but there is a reason why this difference exists.. Read the full article to know why.. Continue Reading

Difference between Received for Shipment, Shipped on Board, Clean on Board & Clean Shipped on Board

Bills of lading generally bear the clauses Received for Shipment, Shipped on board and Clean on board..

In this article, you can read about the difference between these three clauses.. Continue Reading

Difference between Ocean, Seaway and Memo Bill of Lading

Ocean, Seaway & Memo Bill of Lading are often confused and thought to be the same..

This article examines these three bills of lading, their differences and their uses.. Continue Reading