What is a Vessel Sharing Agreement (VSA) in shipping..??

VSA stands for a Vessel Sharing Agreement.. A vessel sharing agreement is usually reached between various container shipping lines who agree to operate a liner service along a specified route using a specified number of vessels.. It is not necessary for each of the partners to have equal number of vessels.. The space that is available for loading and discharging … Read more here..


Port and Starboard on a ship – what it means

Port and Starboard on a ship – what it means Most of you might have heard the term Port side and Starboard side in relation to a ship.. These are actually nautical terms which refer to the left and right side of the ship respectively when you are looking towards the Bow (the front of the ship – also known … Read more here..


Parts of a bill of lading – Part 4

Last part of a 4 part article that dissects a bill of lading and discusses the different parts and the information that needs to be filled up in each part..

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Parts of a bill of lading – Part 2

Parts of a bill of lading – Part 2 This is Part 2 of a 4 part article.. In case you missed it, please read Part 1.. In this article we will cover the details relating to the voyage.. Pre-Carriage by : Assume that there is an inland point which is connected to the mainland port by means of a … Read more here..


Parts of a bill of lading – Part 1

1st part of a 4 part article that dissects a bill of lading and discusses the different parts and the information that needs to be filled up in each part..

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Answers to Test your shipping knowledge – Week 02/2009

  Answers to Test your shipping knowledge – Week 02/2009 Which would be more difficult to pack in a 20’ gp – 20 tons of steel rods or 20 tons of cotton wool.. Why..?? (20 tons of cotton wool.. why..?? because 20′ containers are primarily designed to carry heavy cargo and not optimised for volumetric cargo.. cotton wool will take … Read more here..


Test your shipping knowledge – Week 02/2009

Here’s the questions for Week 2/2009.. Which would be more difficult to pack in a 20’ gp – 20 tons of steel rods or 20 tons of cotton wool.. Why..?? If I say, “towards the front of the container”, which side of the container am I talking about..?? If there are 2 seals on a container, which seal number must … Read more here..


Answers to Test your shipping knowledge – Week 01/2009

Answers to Test your shipping knowledge – Week 01/2009 1) What is the implication of the Place of Receipt and Final Destination in a bill of lading..?? (For the carrier (shipping line) the inclusion of Place of Receipt and Final Destination means that the carrier is liable for the safe movement of the cargo from the Place of Receipt to … Read more here..


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