Category Archives: Documentation

Importance of declaring the right cargo weight

Mis-declaration of container weights has been an issue that has been going on for a long time and has plagued many a shipping line and port.. It all boils down to people taking a “personal” responsibility to be honest and correct in the declaration of weights..

Maybe this article will enlighten people as to the IMPORTANCE being accurate in the declaration of the weights..

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Article 4 – Import process

Before we start the import process lets look at some definitions/explanations : Consignee or Importer : Companies that are authorised by Customs and Govt authorities to import cargoes into South Africa from various countries.. Place of Origin : A place from which a certain cargo originates in order to be shipped to a certain destination as per the contract of … Read more here..

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Article 3 – Export process

Have you read Article 1 and Article 2 of this shipping blog..?? Before we start with Article 3 which is the export process, lets look at some definitions/explanations : Shipper or Exporter : Companies that are authorised by Customs and Govt authorities to export cargoes from South Africa to various countries.. Place of Origin : A place from which a … Read more here..

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Article 2 – Shipping Documents

In this article we will cover the various Shipping Documents used, especially in South Africa’s shipping process.. Here we will take a look at the main documents that are used in the process.. In all below, please read “port” as either seaport (Durban, Cape Town etc) or inland port (Johannesburg, Pretoria etc).. Certain other terms that are not clear to … Read more here..

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