Reader Questions

What is distressed cargo and when does it occur..??


What is distressed cargo and when does it occur..?? As those in the shipping industry are aware and those who are new to the industry may be experiencing or those who are not in the industry may have realised, shipping and freight industry is a crucible of many different jargons, abbreviations and trite phrases to…

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How many original bills of lading must I surrender to get release of cargo..??


How many original bills of lading must I surrender to get release of cargo..??

This question popped up on my comments and emails quite a few times since the beginning of this year and therefore I decided to write this short note to answer it..

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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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Difference between telex release and express release


Are telex release and express release the same..??

Telex Release and Express Release – These are terms that still confuses many people in the industry..

The confusion occurs when these terms are loosely used instead of using it in the strict sense..

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Documentation involved in a sea freight shipment


An article discussing the various types of documentation involved in a sea freight shipment prepared by the various parties involved..

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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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