Freight & Logistics

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Maritime Law

Understanding Block Stowage In Shipping

Block stowage is a method of segregating and storing containers or cargo onboard a ship so that those meant to be offloaded at a specific location are stacked together. Let’s find more about block stowage inside the article.

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Maritime Law

Understanding Transit Time in Shipping

A very simple explanation for the term transit time is that it is the time or the number of days taken for a consignment to move from point A to point B. In shipping terminology, this is referred to as transit time or transit days.

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Maritime Law

What is Cross Docking?

Cross Docking is a term used in logistics and warehousing. It is a very effective method of moving goods between suppliers and their customers without having to store them in a warehouse.

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Freight Collect
Maritime Law

What is Freight Collect in Shipping?

Doing business, especially with a party based in another country, can be pretty complicated. As we go deeper into international business, things can get confusing. Here, let us try and look into the term Freight Collect as used in international shipping.

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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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bonded goods
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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