Leaders and Visionaries in Shipping – Malcom McLean

Leaders and Visionaries - Malcom McLean - Shipping and Freight Resource

In any industry, there are Leaders and Visionaries.. The Maritime, Shipping, Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain industries are no exception.. 

Through a series of articles, Shipping and Freight Resource would like to pay tribute to Leaders and Visionaries who shaped the modern day shipping industry..

Today’s article is about Mr.Malcom McLean one of the Leaders and Visionaries who shaped the modern day shipping industry..

Who is Malcom McLean and why is he important in the shipping and freight industry..??

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Assess your shipping and freight knowledge with this quiz..

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So, you think you know about Shipping and Freight, huh..!! Well, who better to assess your shipping and freight knowledge than YOURSELF..!! Take this Shipping and Freight Quiz and find out for yourself..

This shipping and freight quiz is the first in a series of quizzes that I will be posting on this site..

This quiz has 20 questions relating to day to day shipping and freight matters and takes only 10 minutes to complete..

These quizzes are designed to help you :

  • identify gaps in your shipping and freight knowledge
  • expand, enhance or improve your knowledge about all things maritime, shipping, freight, logistics and supply chain
  • promote the improvement of your shipping and freight knowledge in a fun way
  • think about a particular situation from different angles or simply ‘to think out of the box’

So go ahead and take this quiz and see how you fare.. Good luck.. 🙂

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How significant will the freight rail revolution be over sea freight..

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Recently there has been quite a buzz in the air about freight rail and movement of cargo especially from China to Europe and how quickly the cargo is moving..

In this article I am posing the question “How significant will the freight rail revolution be over sea freight“..

Join the discussion and share your views and opinions..

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The Future of Ocean Freight – Unpacking the Logistics Blockchain Goldrush

With so many new companies launching blockchain-based shipping products, it’s clear that maritime trade will look very different in a few years.. What’s less clear is what that change will look like..

In this article we examine what barriers still exist to widespread blockchain implementation, and what companies are doing to overcome them..

We talk to startups like CargoX and established players like Agility, Maersk, IBM, Evergreen etc. to understand how shipping is changing, and where it’s going..

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How do I identify all related charges in addition to freight in a shipment..??

I have posted a question from a reader and some questions derived from that question, relating to charges in addition to freight and what the ruling is on UCP600 and ISBP 745..

1) Would it be possible to identity all charges in addition to freight related with the loading or unloading of goods..??
2) Is the shipper allowed to show charges in addition to freight on the transport document..??
3) If the documentary credit issuer requires this to be shown on the transport document but the shipping line refuses, then what is the solution..??

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Shipping industry in 2017 and 2018

As a year passes by and a new year begins, we see many changes happening.. Some good, some bad, some foreseen, some unforeseen.. 2017 also had its share of these changes.. In this article we briefly examining some notable developments within the shipping industry in 2017 and what we can expect the shipping industry to do in 2018..

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Shipping and Freight Resource is participating in the South African Blog Awards 2017

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Dear readers thanks your votes and support, this blog won the Best Educational Blog in the SA Blog Awards 2016..

I am pleased to announce that this year again my educational blog on shipping and freight, Shipping and Freight Resource is in the running for the South African Blog Awards 2017..

The blog will compete in the category for Best Educational Blog and I seek/need your support to win this again.. 🙂 

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7 reasons why you shouldn’t start your own shipping and freight business

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Planning to start your own shipping and freight business..??

How about 7 reasons why you shouldn’t start your own shipping and freight business.. Yes you are reading it right..

You shouldn’t start your own shipping and freight business if……………….

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A day in the life of a Woman in Shipping #InternationalWomensDay

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On the occasion of #InternationalWomensDay on the 8th of March 2017, I asked one of the ladies in the Shipping and Freight industry to offer her perspective on a typical day in the life of a woman in shipping.. Here it is.. 🙂

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