General Average clause in shipping

General average clause in shipping industry The general average concept in shipping deals with losses arising during ocean transport that need to be shared between all cargo owners shipping on…

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How to prepare a Bill of Lading?

When you ship any item around the world, you can find yourself facing a great deal of paperwork and documentation. While you don't want to forget any of those documents…

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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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Gross Weight vs Net Weight

When talking about the weight of your shipment, things aren’t always as straightforward as they seem. However, they aren’t too complicated either! In this article, we will take a look…

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High Cube Shipping Containers

The only difference between a normal shipping container and a high cube one is, as the name suggests, its height. The length and width are usually the same but a…

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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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Break of Bulk Points

What is a break of bulk point? In shipping, supply chain and logistics, the break of bulk point refers to the location where goods are moved from one mode of…

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Shipping CIP Incoterms 2020

CIP Incoterms 2020 : A Few Quick Points Carriage and Insurance Paid To (CIP) Incoterms can be used for all modes of transport and even when there are multiple modes…

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