Cover yourself while quoting

"Please send me your quote for………….." is a popular message that most of us in the shipping have received at one time or another.. Outside of the industry, if someone asks us the price for an item say – a clock – we would say Zar.100/-.. While it should be as easy as that when quoting prices for shipping, its … Read more here..


Women in Shipping – A Tribute

August being International Womens month, i thought it appropriate that i pay tribute to all the women in the Shipping industry in South Africa (and all over the world).. Today when you look at many of the shipping companies around the country, more often than not, you will find that women outnumber men in many of the departments.. Women have … Read more here..


Difference between storage and overstay

One of my readers had a question ” Can you please explain the difference between storage and overstay “.. Simply put, Overstay is the process of moving uncleared containers into a customs bonded/authorised depot for storage purposes till the consignee is ready to clear the container and take delivery.. This is generally done after the expiry of the standard free … Read more here..


States Warehouse Process

Are you based in South Africa and your customer abandoned his cargo, do you as a buyer in South Africa want to abandon a cargo that you can no longer accept.. Then read this article to find out what the process is with regards to abandoning the cargo and moving it to States Warehouse..

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Documents required by shipping lines for release of cargo

All shipping lines require certain documents prior to the shipment being released for imports or bill of lading being released for exports.. For normal containerised cargo release in south africa below docs are required.. Imports : Authorised SAD500 bearing the SARS stamp Authorised Cargo Dues Order bearing the Transnet stamp Original lines bill of lading (at least 1) if the … Read more here..


Article 2 – Shipping Documents

In this article we will cover the various Shipping Documents used, especially in South Africa’s shipping process.. Here we will take a look at the main documents that are used in the process.. In all below, please read “port” as either seaport (Durban, Cape Town etc) or inland port (Johannesburg, Pretoria etc).. Certain other terms that are not clear to … Read more here..