This article is a live case study about release of cargo by an agent without house bill of lading.. I invite all of you to comment on the recourse available to the freight forwarder in this interesting case..
If you are an exporter and especially if you are exporting for the first time, you should have a checklist of points to consider before packing your cargo..
Here are 5 main points you should consider before packing your cargo..
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
Why is the containerised trade considered the most versatile among the shipping trades..?? Because of the sheer variety of cargo that is transported around the world in containers..
Using the various container sizes, types and dimensions available in the trade today, one can transport almost all types of cargoes around the world..
Known by many names including Cut-off time, Gate Cut-off etc, the term STACK DATE has a massive significance in the shipment of a container and is a crucial element in the whole export cycle.. For the sake of simplicity I will refer to it as stack date or stack period throughout this article.. Read on
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
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