Which are the best suited truck scales for freight forwarders and related transport companies..?? A look at the various options available to the forwarder..
Tenders are an integral part of shipping and freight for the carrier, shippers and and OTI (freight forwarder or NVOCC)..
I headlined this article as “the art of handling a freight tender” because majority of the tenders are quite complicated and capable of pushing people over the edge due to its complexity with its tight deadlines and the nearly impossible task of compacting the costs..
People in our industry who have handled some complicated global freight tenders such as the ones floated by global companies will understand what I am talking about..
So how does the whole thing work and how does a tender influence or impact on a carrier and/or freight forwarder and their business.. Is it really an art..??
All of you may have seen the markings on a container, specially the door when it comes to your warehouse for packing or unpacking..
Each of these markings plays a very significant role in the transportation of the container and provides vital information to all entities in the supply chain relating to the monitoring and safety of the container and cargo during its carriage..
Let us look at each of these markings individually based on the image below showing the various markings..
Recently I posted an article “Who is a Freight Forwarder..??”.. If that article gave you a good introduction into the activities of a freight forwarder, this article will give you a detailed glimpse into “A day in the life of a Freight Forwarder”..
Article that outlines the carriage of perishables in reefer containers, the methods of transportation, the types of reefer commodities and many other useful information relating to reefer container..
Carrier refuses to show details relating to commercial and sales information of the cargo on the bill of lading.. Are they being pedantic or are they right..??
Shipper on bill of lading can be from a country different from port of loading – Yes or No..?? What is your opinion and what is the regulation in your country..?? Participate in this short poll and let us find out..
An article on how to safeguard cargo release using the right bill of lading.. This article is based on a case study information received from one of the readers..
Article outlining all that we need to know about Dangerous Goods segregation.. Courtesy of Shashi Kallada – IMDG Code Compliance Centre