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Will you please pack your container properly..!!


Will you please pack your container properly..!!

I can hear this cry loud and clear from many Insurance companies, P&I Clubs, Transporters, Importers and Shipping Lines and all within good reason too..

There are innumerable cases of damage to cargo, containers, personnel, lifting equipment and ships due to improper packing of cargo into containers..

Cargo damage can take many forms such as Physical, Wet, Contamination, Temperature related etc..

As per UK P&I Club, 25% of the cargo claims that they receive is due to physical damage.. Read on to understand more..

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5 points to consider before packing your cargo


If you are an exporter and especially if you are exporting for the first time, you should have a checklist of points to consider before packing your cargo..

Here are 5 main points you should consider before packing your cargo..

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Cargo types and packing method in containers


Why is the containerised trade considered the most versatile among the shipping trades..?? Because of the sheer variety of cargo that is transported around the world in containers..

Using the various container sizes, types and dimensions available in the trade today, one can transport almost all types of cargoes around the world..

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What do the markings on a container mean..??


All of you may have seen the markings on a container, specially the door when it comes to your warehouse for packing or unpacking..

Each of these markings plays a very significant role in the transportation of the container and provides vital information to all entities in the supply chain relating to the monitoring and safety of the container and cargo during its carriage..

Let us look at each of these markings individually based on the image below showing the various markings..

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Shipper vs Agent - Case Study

Shipper vs Agent – A case study


Article discussing a dispute between a shipper and his agent relating to the shipment of the goods, ETA and freight..

This maybe an eye opener for several other people who maybe in this predicament or situation and need to know these intimate details of shipping..

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Carriage of perishables in Reefer Container


Article that outlines the carriage of perishables in reefer containers, the methods of transportation, the types of reefer commodities and many other useful information relating to reefer container..

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Issues due to lack of understanding of transport requirements


On this blog and many others, the issues surrounding VGM (I can hear people say “yawn”) and its relationship or requirement for safety has been discussed at length.. Even though it has been repeated several times, it is no yawning matter and it seems that there is still a lack of basic understanding of the…

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How Container Stowage Planning works


Container stowage planning is an art and I absolutely loved the time when I used to do it.. Nowadays there are computer systems to do this, but the basics remain the same.. In this article I have explained how the stowage planning works..

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Seal number discrepancy between manifest and container – what to do..!!


Seal number discrepancy between manifest and container happens many times than you can imagine and this happens all over the world.. How and why does this seal number discrepancy happen and what steps should a consignee take when it happens..??

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