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Do you work in the Shipping and Freight industry..??

Do you have a wealth of knowledge and experience in the Shipping, Freight, Maritime, Customs or other related fields..??

Do you wish to help other people in enhancing their knowledge in the shipping and freight industry and help them in their work..??

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Letter of Credit and Trade Finance timelines

A reader asked me a question about letter of credit and trade finance timelines..

With a letter of credit. What sort of timings are usually connected to when the payment between banks occurs? Does the shipment sail prior to the LC being satisfied?

This is actually is a very good question – and the answer usually is: “it depends..” Kim Sindberg provides below comprehensive response on what it actually depends on and the relevant rules applicable..
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7 ways to prevent cargo theft

Shipping and freight does not just involve ships and containers.. Local logistics and transportation are also considered to be part of the industry.. Where there is transport, there is always theft.. Theft of cargo, theft of fuel, theft of spare parts, theft of vehicle etc etc etc.. From this list, cargo theft is a serious…

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10 best countries to export from

The business of trading, exporting, importing, moving cargo across borders, closing all-important deals and dealing with customers around the world is becoming the norm as globalisation is making the world smaller and smaller..

This also means that understanding local markets, realising the potential of growing markets and quickly operating in these hidden gems is of vital importance to open up doors and opportunities which give your business the edge over your competitors..

For this you need the right information about the country, its products and any peculiarities of that market..
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Safe shipment of cars in containers

The shipping and freight industry has been booming for the past several years, driven by globalization of the market place. With a large quantity of goods being bought and sold on a worldwide basis, companies and individuals are constantly looking to increase efficiency when moving products.
Among the almost infinite number of items to be shipped from one place to another, including overseas, is cars. Until the internet widened our target audience, used or restored cars were typically bought and sold locally and only the very wealthy could ship them great distances.
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Weigh containers easily and avoid misdeclaration

As you are aware and as has been featured several times on this website, misdeclaration of container weight has been a big problem for ship owners and operators and is reported to have caused several accidents..

Now, a tech company in New Zealand claims to have found a unique solution for shippers to weigh the containers in a quick, easy and cost effective manner..

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Why Do I Want to Live in a Shipping Container ?

Shipping containers are progressing into the mainstream as alternative home and office construction building materials.

Used shipping containers make for excellent building materials; modular, easily assembled, durable, and they can drastically cut down time and labour requirements for any building project.

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How to know a shipping container is in good condition

New and used shipping containers today are big business, and pricing competition is fierce! Here’s how to know if a shipping container is in a condition that will meet your requirements.

New and used shipping containers are finding their way into today’s popular culture and are becoming widely accepted as home and office building materials.

No longer are they viewed as a poor man’s shelter from the pages of Steinbeck’s “Grapes of Wrath” or only for use as an emergency shelter, but instead, they are climbing the pages of haute couture architecture magazines and home builder service offerings.

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