Some of the people in the industry can identify where a container has been stowed on board of a ship just by reading the stow position (also known as cell position) and also whether it is a 20’ or a 40’ container that is stowed there..
How they do this..?? Mainly based on experience in handling stowage plans, but there is a formula to it..
There are different container sizes and types that are in circulation today, each of which is used for a different purpose.. This article discusses the various container types, sizes and dimensions of the ISO container used in the shipping and freight industry for the movement of goods across the world..
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..
There are a variety of special cargoes that are loaded on every ship.. Most common of these special cargoes are cargoes like Out of gauge Cargo (OOG) and Refrigerated Cargo (Reefer).. These special cargoes require special containers for the carriage of same.. In this article, we discuss these special containers and what makes them special..