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 is ISPS and who has to pay it?

What is ISPS Security Code? ISPS stands for International Ship and Port facility Security code. This is an important part of maritime laws and regulations that safeguard the safety of…

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Free Astray

What is Free Astray? Free Astray refers to a cargo shipment that has been wrongly shipped and/or unloaded to a destination that is then picked up and shipped to the…

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Who pays for abandoned cargo?

Cargo abandonment can happen due to several reasons such as the consignee only finding out that he/she is not able to import the product only after the shipment has landed…

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What is Port and Starboard ?

Port and Starboard When standing on a vessel and looking in the direction of forward movement, the port side of the ship is to the left and the starboard side…

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