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Difference between Cargo dues, Tonnage dues & port dues

What is the difference between Cargo Dues, Tonnage Dues and Port Dues..?? 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 (exporters, importers or shipping lines) for using the port facilities for movement of the cargo through it.. […]

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FI for storage and demurrage

Difference between Storage and Demurrage

What is the difference between Storage and Demurrage..?? This is another area where some confusion exists and I will explain the reason why.. In general terms, Demurrage is the charge levied by the shipping line on the consignee if the container is not cleared and returned to the nominated empty depot within the specified free […]

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Difference between Slot charterer and NVOCC Operator

What is the Difference between Slot charterer and NVOCC Operator..?? This was one of the interesting questions one of the readers of this blog asked me.. NVOCC Operator = Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier The NVOCC can and sometimes do own and operate their own or leased containers In certain countries like USA, the NVOCC operators […]

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Difference between carrier and merchant haulage

Difference between Carrier Haulage and Merchant Haulage

Difference between Carrier Haulage and Merchant Haulage Although it has been covered briefly in one of my earlier posts about the Import Process, this post is an elaboration of the same.. Carrier haulage and Merchant haulage both are related to carriage of a container from Point A to Point B but the difference is in […]

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Difference between a Freight Forwarder and Broker

Difference between a Freight Forwarder and Broker Freight Forwarder : Essentially secures the business of various exporters and importers and has the ability/facility to storage the cargo belonging to the clients at their warehouse (usually all big forwarders have their own warehouses) arrange the distribution or “forwarding” of the cargo as per the instructions of […]

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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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