Maritime Law

What is Abandoned Cargo?

The FIATA (Federation of Freight Forwarders Association) defines abandoned cargo as “cargo which the consignee (importer) has manifested no intention to take delivery of after a reasonable period”. Learn more about abandoned cargo.

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Maritime Law

What is Maritime Lien?

With this article, you will know about the pros, cons, and technical details that govern a maritime lien. With a wide array of information on the topic, this is your go-to article on everything to do with a maritime lien.

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Maritime Law

What are Bonded Goods in Shipping?

Import of goods to a country normally involves payment of its customs duty, taxes, or any other charges to the government at the time of import. However, in some special cases, goods are allowed to be imported without payment of customs duties and other charges upfront. These are called bonded goods

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Maritime Law

What is Full Truckload in Shipping?

When a single, dedicated truck is used to haul a specific cargo, it is called an FTL. This is usually the case when a shipper has to send goods to his customer or another location and the volume is large enough to fill a truckload.

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Maritime Law

What is Cargo Securing Manual?

A cargo securing manual prescribes how cargo onboard a ship should be stowed and secured. It is mandatory to have a cargo securing manual on board an ocean vessel and it guides its users on how to transport cargo safely from one point to another.

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