The art of handling a freight tender

the art of handling a tender

Tenders are an integral part of shipping and freight for the carrier, shippers and and OTI (freight forwarder or NVOCC)..

I headlined this article as “the art of handling a freight tender” because majority of the tenders are quite complicated and capable of pushing people over the edge due to its complexity with its tight deadlines and the nearly impossible task of compacting the costs..

People in our industry who have handled some complicated global freight tenders such as the ones floated by global companies will understand what I am talking about..

So how does the whole thing work and how does a tender influence or impact on a carrier and/or freight forwarder and their business.. Is it really an art..??

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What is a back to back shipment..??

This was a question from one the readers of the blog.. Its usually known as a back to back bill of lading rather than shipment as the shipment is actually the same but the documentation will be different.. Well, back to back bill of lading is when there is an NVOCC operator involved or when a Freight Forwarder wants to … Read more here..


What are removal companies..??

Removal Companies , are companies that assist people emigrating or immigrating to/from (example) South Africa with their shipping requirements.. Various removal companies also specialise in corporate relocations.. The services of removal companies include but not limited to :- door to door service packing and crating the cargo storing at a suitable facility negotiate the best rates with the shipping line … Read more here..


Flow of cargo in South Africa (import, export, transhipment)

I thought a graphical overview of the flow of cargo for import, export and transhipment will help the users.. So please see the image below.. In case the image is not clear when you print, here’s a pdf file to download..


How to calculate CBM of cylindrical object like a pipe or roll..??

calculate CBM for a cylindrical object

Article outlining how to calculate CBM of cylindrical object like a pipe or roll.. This is an update on my previous post about calculation of CBM..

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How to calculate CBM and Freight Ton

One of the most common questions I get asked often is “how to calculate CBM”, specially by those clients who get charged per Freight Ton or Revenue Ton..

What is CBM and Freight/Revenue Ton..??

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