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If there has been any short shipping then the obvious choice would be to find the next available ship and ensure that the cargo loads on that vessel so as not to incur additional costs.. In a lot cases of short shipments, the shipper or consignee are highly inconvenienced and some of them could lose…

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When shipping products internationally, many things need to be considered; procedures are far more complex than for local shipments. There are a lot of additional custom regulations that should be followed and a huge amount of paperwork that needs to be sorted out. Moreover, you also need to consider the shipment costs and time it…

Are Dangerous Goods loaded in specific holds in a ship

Dangerous Goods in packaged form and Dangerous Goods in solid form in bulk vary in their properties for potential for starting fire and the approach for firefighting too varies. Fire at sea is the most dangerous situation for seafarers after the fury of mother nature. Do ships have specific holds for Dangerous Goods? SOLAS Chapter…

What is a telex release?

In some instances a shipper or exporter may surrender one or all of the original bills of lading that have been issued to them at the load port.. Based on this surrender, they will instruct the load port agent to advise the discharge port agent that the cargo covered under the surrendered bills of lading…