What is an ATA Carnet in Shipping?

In French, the word ‘carnet’ simply means a notebook. Later on, this word came to be commonly used for ticket books or a bunch of tickets bound in the form […]

What Is A Ship Trim?

Vessel Stability measures the ship’s uprightness or how it remains at water level. Now, in a broad sense, this uprightness can be conceived from two perspectives, and ship stability can […]

What is Fire Safety System (FSS) Code on Ships?

Fire is one of the most common and dangerous emergency onboard ship which has lead to disastrous results including loss of property and life. As the resources available onboard to […]

NVOCC with Freight Forwarder: Your guide to differences and how to choose

Logistics is flooded with all kinds of service-providers. NVOCCs and freight forwarders are two such groups that are commonly mistaken to be the same. You’ll learn: NVOCC is an ocean […]

ICC Incoterms®: The mightiness of three capital letters

Who would have guessed that a collection of three-letter acronyms would have had such an impact on the development of international (and domestic) commercial transactions? We can thank a group […]

What Are Foldable Containers For Shipping Cargo?

When the Japanese registered Hakone Maru set sail for the first time from Japan on August 27, 1968, on its voyage to Oakland, United States it was a giant step […]

Understanding Customs Clearance Process in Shipping

Airports, seaports, and land ports of a country are its entry and exit points—people and cargo move in and out of a country through these gateways. Typically, while the Immigration […]

How Shippers Select Container Carriers – 11 Important Factors

The container shipping industry is characterised by the presence of a multitude of players on global, regional, and local scales. Despite the intense M&A activity that the industry has witnessed […]

Reducing Lead Time in Logistics – Why It Is Important?

Teleportation, one of the favourite subjects of science fiction is still a hypothesis. Until it becomes a reality and logisticians are rendered useless, it takes time and planning to move […]

How to Calculate Ocean Freight Charges?

Transportation by sea is the most common method of moving bulk as well as Less-than Container Load (LCL) shipments between locations, especially in international trade. Typically, ocean freight invoices are […]

Top 5: The busiest container ports in the Mediterranean

Since ancient times, the Mediterranean has been a very important area for transportation and trade, as it links three continents, Europe, Asia and Africa. Container News has demonstrated a list of the […]

Understanding Shipping Container Numbers

Currently, the container capacity of 5 of the world’s major players in container transport is estimated at 16.4 million TEUs (Twenty Equivalent Units). More than 90% of global cargo is […]

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