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How to mitigate risks against negligent behavior by a freight forwarder


Here is an actual case study from a reader regarding their import shipment from China to South Africa seeking advise on how to mitigate risks against negligent behavior by a freight forwarder..

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Shipped on Board Date stamp – should it be signed..??


A shipped on board date is an important date on a bill of lading, especially where a Letter of Credit is involved..

Should the Shipped on Board stamp be signed and the implications whether it is signed or not..

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Shipping and Freight courses


|| November 6th, 2015 || Questions and Answers || || Estimated reading time: 1 minute || comments 18 Comments on Shipping and Freight courses
One of the reasons that I started this blog was to assist newcomers to the industry learn and know more about the industry and also for people already in the industry to share their inputs, knowledge and engage in discussions..

Many people from around the world have sent me requests through email and through the question form in the side bar of the blog, and more often than not, I receive below question..
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When does a Bill of Lading become a Contract of Carriage..??


When does a Bill of Lading become a Contract of Carriage..??

Do you know the answer to this high octane question relating to carriage of goods by sea..??

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Can I make Shipping and Freight Resource blog more useful for you..??


|| August 20th, 2015 || Questions and Answers, Shipping and Freight || || Estimated reading time: 1 minute ||

I have been writing this blog since 2008 and thought its time that I asked for some feedback from YOU, the loyal readers of this blog.. Please complete a small survey which will assist me in making this blog more useful and effective for all..

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Compensation of damage claim in a CIF shipment


An interesting question from a reader about who will get the claim amount in a CIF shipment where the cargo is damaged in transit.. The seller or the buyer..??

Read comments from an expert..

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Does demurrage and detention apply to LCL shipments


Does demurrage and detention apply to LCL shipments is a question asked by a reader after reading the very popular article about the difference between demurrage and detention..

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Help required with Amazon FBA shipments


|| July 22nd, 2015 || Questions and Answers || || Estimated reading time: 1 minute || comments 11 Comments on Help required with Amazon FBA shipments

I received below call for assistance from Claire based in UK regarding Amazon FBA shipments that she wants to make from China to USA..

Since I have no idea about the processes and procedures involved here, I thought to post the question(s) here so someone who probably has some info can assist..

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