Tuesday , July 14 2020

Container Details Contd:


Shipping Container Weights (Tare Weight, Gross Weight and Payload) There are three relevant weights, the Tare Weight, the Gross Weight and the Payload. These are painted onto the outside of the container doors when it is in shipping service or before it has been repainted for another application. The Container …

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Shipping Container Dimensions


Shipping Container Dimensions Standard Shipping Container Dimensions Container Type External Length Internal Length External Height Internal Height External Width Internal Width 20ft Shipping Container 20ft (6.09m) 19ft 9 inches (6.01m) 8ft 6 inches (2.59m)  7ft 10 inches (2.39m) 8ft (2.44m)  7ft 10 inches (2.34m) 40ft Shipping Container 40ft (12.18m) 39ft …

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Shipping Mark Guide


Shipping Mark Guide In the big business of shipping it is obviously extremely important for those handling cargo to be able to identify what they are dealing with and to take the appropriate measures necessary to ensure safety and ease of transport. In order to make certain that the handlers …

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good Shipping Insurance?


Where do I go for good Shipping Insurance? You can begin by approaching a general-purpose insurance company to get a quote. However, marine freight insurance is a specialist area and it may be wise to seek an expert marine broker registered with Lloyds. Alternatively, bear in mind that your freight …

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Goods in Transit Insurance contd: Responsibility


Whose Responsibility is it anyway? It is important to be clear on this point. The accepted international guidelines are provided partly by Incoterms, the set of terms of trade for commercial transactions that are laid down by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). For a full explanation of Incoterms, see …

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Goods in Transit Insurance


The hazards of conducting trade around the world, and in particular the risk of losing cargo at sea, has preoccupied the minds of merchants for centuries. Shakespeare built an entire play – The Merchant of Venice – around it. If Shylock had taken out all-risks goods in transit insurance including the …

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Quick Take: China Makes Final Payment for 99-Year Lease on Sri Lankan Port


The state-owned China Merchant Port Holdings Co. Ltd. (CMPH) paid a third and final $584 million tranche to the Sri Lanka Ports Authority as part of a deal that gives China access to the strategic Hambantota deepwater port. The payment concludes a $1.12 billion deal that was formalized in December …

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Wooden packaging


International Packaging Regulations Wooden packaging Wooden pallets (also packing crates, drums etc.) dominate the worldwide market. Growing trees sustainably for pallet making is environmentally responsible. Wooden pallets get 8 trips on average before being repaired or broken up. The broken ones can form part of new pallets or be recycled …

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Packaging your Items


Air freight companies know that most items they carry are urgent, high-value, time-sensitive or perishable, and as such they need particular attention when being packed. Some issues are – Perishables must be packed to travel for (at least) 24 hours without spoilage: styrofoam boxes need to be overwrapped. Anything longer …

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Pricing of Air Freight


Pricing of Air Freight Due to the on-cost of carrying any surplus kilos on an aircraft, weight (not volume) is the main basis on which air freight rates are charged. Only if you have an oversized item does size become a key factor in pricing. Air freight forwarders have the …

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