Difference between Demurrage, Detention and Despatch

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Demurrage, Detention and Despatch are terms that are used around the world in day to day shipping.. However sometimes people get confused about what to use which term where, especially Demurrage as it relates to container and bulk trades..

This article endeavours to clear this confusion by discussing the difference between Demurrage, Detention and Despatch and the meaning of each of these terms..

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Seaworthiness of Containers

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Sharing another useful article from NAU Pte Ltd (“NAU”), a claims correspondent/consultancy firm based at Singapore dealing with Transport Liability, P&I and H&M Claims, about Seaworthiness of Containers..

Hope this article will give you an insight into the importance of maintaining the seaworthiness of containers..

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Who verifies the cargo weight in a container and where..??

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Misdeclaration of cargo weight in a container has been a pain in the neck for many shipping lines, ship operators and several discussions, meetings have taken place on how to control this serious issue..

This article poses the question about who verifies the cargo weight in a container and where..??

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Direction of containers when loaded on a ship..

Are containers loaded so that the doors all face the same direction (i.e. fore or aft) or is it random?

This is a very interesting question from a reader Collin.. Read the article to find out more..

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Identifying a stow position

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Some of the people in the industry can identify where a container has been stowed on board of a ship just by reading the stow position (also known as cell position) and also whether it is a 20’ or a 40’ container that is stowed there..

How they do this..?? Mainly based on experience in handling stowage plans, but there is a formula to it..

I will explain below..

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Types of Cargo Ships

When it comes to seafreight cargo, there are a variety of cargo ships and modes of shipping based on the cargoes available.. Container Vessels – is currently the most common mode of transport used for carrying 20′, 40′ and 45′ containers.. More details on size/type and usage of containers will follow in another article.. These come in various capacities ranging from … Read more here..


Importance of declaring the right cargo weight

Mis-declaration of container weights has been an issue that has been going on for a long time and has plagued many a shipping line and port.. It all boils down to people taking a “personal” responsibility to be honest and correct in the declaration of weights..

Maybe this article will enlighten people as to the IMPORTANCE being accurate in the declaration of the weights..

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