Who are the readers of this shipping and freight blog..??

Who are the readers of this shipping and freight blog..??

I published below post originally on 26th of September 2012 asking feedback from you, the readers, about yourself.. There have been a few comments from readers..

I thought it would be a good idea to republish it and find out more information from a lot of the new readers that have signed up..

So please feel free to share your information and interests in shipping and freight and which sector of shipping and freight you are involved in and what type of information you are looking for, so that I can write about that..

Something like a request for a song you send to your favourite radio station :).. 

I have further updated the blog to give you 7 tips on how to use Shipping and Freight Resource Blog effectively to your advantage..

This Shipping and Freight Resource has been around since October 2008 (thanks to the support from the readers of this blog) and has been viewed more than 528,000+ times..

This is an interactive blog and it is focused on sharing knowledge, information, and creating interesting/thought provoking discussions about the subject of our livelihood (Shipping and Freight)..

While you (the readers) know a bit about me , through this blog and some of you personally, I realized that I don’t know most of the readers or anything about you..

I do know some of you who have been commenting on this blog regularly and image for question mancontributing to the interaction (thanks guys) but these are few compared to the readers..

In order to understand my readership more, I would like to know more about

  1. Who (you) the readers of this blog are,
  2. Which sector of the shipping industry or trade you represent or belong to,
  3. Do you work for a shipping line, clearing agent, exporter or importer

I am inviting each of you to write a comment sharing a bit of your background and if this blog has helped you in any way, maybe some feedback on how it has helped and what other topics relating to shipping and freight you would like this blog to cover..

If you read or subscribe to other similar blogs, please do share that information as well..

Your feedback is very valuable to me to improve on the content of this blog and it will also help others reading this blog understand and learn more..

I will do my best to answer all comments, and if you have a shipping/freight blog or website, I will take the time to visit it and link to it as well..

Let’s get to know each other..

211 thoughts on “Who are the readers of this shipping and freight blog..??

  1. Have you ever considered writing an e-book or guest authoring on other sites?
    I have a blog based on the same topics you discuss and would love to have
    you share some stories/information. I know my subscribers would value your work.
    If you are even remotely interested, feel free to send me an email.

  2. Hi am from Mauritius a small island in the Indian Ocean and started working as a customs clerk in 1988 with a customs broker and am now with a freight forwarding company which is one of the top three on our island.
    Your advices and guides are of utmost importance to me and would like to thank you from the deepest of my heart.

    • Hi Hariesh

      I work for an independent retail company, handling all imports for them. I just joined your blog this year and I have to say that it is without a doubt one of, if not the most informative blog on shipping out there. During my free time i read through all the older articles and have learned a number of new things and I eagerly await new articles of a weekly basis, hoping to learn something new.

  3. I am from the Philippines handling the import and export section of the company.
    I like this blog because it helps me to confirm my knowledge about shipments.
    Thank you for this blog.

  4. Hi Hariesh, I spent 10 years in the international logistics arena, the majority of it shipping humanitarian aid from the USA to about 100 countries — 6 years as a shipper (owner) of the cargo, and 4 years as a FF and NVOCC. Part of my work included working on duty free customs clearance, alongside local clearing agents, in 40 countries. As I’m sure you are aware when you add “duty free” to “importation” you have tackled another beast entirely. I have shipped thousands of containers to various Indian ports and have felt the weight of the massive bureaucracy, and to be totally honest, I loved almost every minute of it. I’ve spent many long nights in Chennai, Visak, Haldia, Jawa, Tuticorin, etc. trying to figure out how to get my importation documents on the top of the stack when I had 100 containers starting to incur demurrage and port storage that still needed to be transloaded and forwarded on to 1000 cities. And the reporting requirements had the consignees bringing in steamer trucks full of documents back to their local government offices. I have huge respect for anyone conducting importation and transport into India and if India is where you learned your craft, you couldn’t have picked a better place to become an expert. After about a 6 years absence from shipping, I am now working with a US Trucking firm that wants to get into FF. Glad I found the blog. Cheers.

  5. Greetings.

    As a currently third year LLB student with Unisa i found it requiring that see what my options are after completing my degree. I heard about Shipping Law from facebook and i have no clue about it, hence i am looking forward to learning more from this blog. Honestly, it is hard to choose a path to follow after completing the degree and im hoping this page will shade light on whether this is the right path to follow. I will be asking all sorts of questions. Thank you for your availability.


    Zanele Ntombifuthi Dube

    • Is this blog for people who are already in the industry of Shipping or everyone is welcome here?
      The reason behind my question is because almost everyone who posted saying they are in the industry as of now got to be WELCOMED.
      I would appreciate if someone clarify this for me so i can unsubscribe while its still early.
      Im looking for something that will help me see my options if this is not it, can i be notified.
      Thank you.

    • Hi Zanele, all readers whether they are in the industry or not are welcome.. As I have said in the About Page,

      Are you interested in joining the Shipping and Freight industry..??
      Are you new to the Shipping and Freight industry..??
      Are you already in the industry and looking to enhance your knowledge..??
      Are you looking for a reference guide for your day-to-day shipping and freight work..??
      Are you seeking Shipping and Freight information..??

      Then, you have reached the right place..

      Shipping and Freight Resource is a niche blog in the Shipping, Freight, Maritime and Logistics industry..

  6. Hi Harish.
    Your blog has been a life saver to me. I am a engineer who had to start her career in shipping, due to various reasons. The first question I was asked, for an interview was, ” What is an NVOCC” and my answer was, “Is it some sort of Cricket Club?” 😀
    I had to start from scratch, and I was able to find answers to all my “stupid” doubts in your blog.
    You have a knack of explaining things in a simple way.
    Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge with us. God bless.

    • Hello Ann, I am very happy to know that I was able to convert an NVOCC from a Cricket Club to a Freight Intermediary.. Haa haa.. No one is above learning and it is never too late to start learning and that is the whole purpose of my blog and I am happy to help.. Thank you for your kind words..

  7. Hi Harish, I have held a few different roles in logistics and have just started a Marketing job with a freight forwarding & customs clearance company here in Melbourne, Australia. I love your blog, find it really helpful and interesting and I have shared it with quite a few colleagues. Keep up the good work !

  8. Hi Hariesh, Your blog is informative. I am from Chennai,India. I shipped 1*20FCL to Singapore. I am holding Liner BL with me but cargo has been released with out my knowledge. I am not received any payment yet. Who is responsible for the Loss? Can we sue the Liner in Chennai ?

  9. Hi Hariesh. I work in an export company and I find your blog informative and very useful. I’d like to know more about airfreight shipments, logistics, and the basic do’s and don’ts when arranging an export shipment. Thank you and keep up the great work. All the best.

  10. Hi Sir Hariesh! We, Coaches / Training Officers who handles training for new hire/experienced staff in a shipping company here in the Philippines, find your blog quite informative. Though our expertise is documentation (export and import) it’s imperative to know even the basic cycle of shipping business up to what will be the repercussion of misdeclaration of information in the bill of lading.

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