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REEFLEX - Shipping and Freight Resource

Want to ship liquid cargo in bulk in a container..?? No problem..

If you have been wishing and looking for options to ship liquid bulk cargo in a container, your wish may have come true.. REEFLEX is an innovative idea combining the capabilities of a REEfer Container and a FLEXitank to create a transportation system developed by CMA-CGM for the shipping of liquid cargo in bulk in a container..

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Shipping and Freight Resource Opinion

And then there was ONE (Ocean Network Express)..!!!!

As far as container shipping is concerned, the current decade or the period since Y2K has probably seen the most number of consolidations, mergers, acquisitions and alliances than any other period in container shipping history..

Could ONE (Ocean Network Express) which is the latest, be probably the last one (at least for now) in the string of consolidations, mergers and acquisitions..??

Spare and share your thoughts..

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Shipping and Freight Resource Opinion

Are demurrage and detention charges justified..??

Are demurrage and detention charges justified..??

No this is not my question..!!

This is a question that has arisen on the back of rising demurrage and detention charges incurred due to port and terminal congestion at key USA gateways such as Los-Angeles/Long Beach on the West Coast and New York-New Jersey on the East Coast..

Are demurrage and detention charges paid by the shippers to the ports, terminal and shipping lines justified especially in light of the port congestion..??

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3 Innovations That Have Transformed Logistics and Trade

Innovation is key to growth in any industry and discipline.. Shipping and Freight is no exception to this rule..

Here is a look at the three key logistical innovations that have transformed the landscape of international trade over the last 60 years and something that is keeping the business of trade alive..

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IMDG Code book

IMDG Code Amendment 38-16, 2016 Edition

As you may be aware, the IMO, has announced that the IMDG Code, 2016 Edition comes into force on 1 January 2018 for two years..

During 2017, shippers and carriers may opt to use the provisions of IMDG Code 38th amendment (38-16) or 37th Amendment (37-14)..

Currently the IMDG Code 2014 Edition which came into force on 1st January 2016 is being used and the IMDG Code Supplement, 2014 Edition will remain valid until further notice..

So what is this IMDG Code 38th amendment (38-16) all about..??

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The Prophet of Doom and the IMDG code

From time to time, some people come into your life to make a deep impact.. While it is customary to write about the positive impact that some people make on your life, some times, we must also talk about people that create a misguided and negative impact in people’s life..

But some times, we must also talk about people that create a misguided and negative impact in people’s life..

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