What is a reefer?

A significant amount of cargo moves across the world in reefer containers. But what are reefer containers? What type of products or goods can they transport? Reefers are a type…

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What is wharfage?

Wharfage refers to the charges that are applied when we use the wharf to load or unload the cargo. Wharfage charges are collected by the port authorities to use their…

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What does NVOCC mean?

Non Vessel Owning Common Carrier (NVOCC) refers to a transportation operator that does not own any ocean going vessel assets. The transport operator will take care of operations that include…

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Difference between LCL and FCL

What does LCL and FCL mean? FCL refers to “Full Container Load” whereas LCL means “Less than Container Load”. Both these terms are used quite often and commonly in international…

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Shipping Container Locks

Cargo placed in shipping containers spend extended periods of time unsupervised in insecure areas. Hence, in almost all instances of container freight, there is a lock in place that prevents…

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