Author: Ariet Haxhiaj

“Overbookings” – A Necessity or a Strategy?

The consumerism era doesn’t leave the containerized shipping industry untouched. With the steamship line alliances, which have been covered broadly in detail on MoreThanShipping.com, we all recognize that choices are limited these days. The alliances are explained to be strictly connected with industry maturity, and economical benefit tolerance within involved parties. Continuous “overbookings” of lane routes, coming at the same time when “vessel space” is an issue. This might sound like a paradox, or may even be hard to understand under certain circumstances. For example, in the case where for whatever reason, I am unable to make current shipments...

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Lloyd’s and IMO Numbers for Shipping Vessels

During my daily job duties, I have often found myself unprepared, or not confident enough, to answer questions from clients about the shipping industry. One of many discussed topics, often talked about in the fast-paced containerized shipping world has been Lloyd’s and IMO numbers. What are these indicators, and their importance? According to Wikipedia, “Lloyd’s Register Group Limited (LR) is a technical and business services organization and a maritime classification society, which aims to enhance the safety of life, property, and the environment, by helping its clients (including by validation, certification and accreditation) to ensure the quality construction and operation of critical...

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Hyperloop Infrastructure: The Future of Transportation

What is the Hyperloop? According to Wikipedia, “Hyperloop is a proposed mode of passenger and freight transportation that would propel a pod-like vehicle through a near-vacuum tube at more than airline speed.” The ever-changing and rapidly-growing technologies in this innovative century, combined with bright and selfless ideas of individuals, such as SpaceX’s Elon Musk, are certainly very exciting and promising for daily transportation. Hyperloop Infrastructure is the future of transportation. Computerized capsule containers, also known as pod cars, are hybrids of spaceships and trains, which will travel in a nearly-vacuum tunnel at over 1000 kilometers per hour. Since laying ground, the...

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Commodity Resins and Exports of It

Today, I would like to explain one of most valuable exports such as commodity resins. Accordingly to Britannica.com, commodity resins are plastics that are produced at a high-volume and low-cost for the most common disposable items and durable goods. They are represented chiefly by polyethylene, polypropylene, polyvinyl chloride, and polystyrene. Based on chemical composition, these type of plastics are made up of polymers that have only linear carbon atoms in their backbone chains. Based on their behavior, these plastics are classified as thermoplastics capable of being molded and remolded repeatedly. Their essential feature is separability and consequent mobility. The...

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Information Flow and Its Implementation in Shipping

With the fast changing, and always innovative, new methods of transmitting data in the container industry, information and its accuracy has proven to be crucial in cargo shipments. When accurate information combines with time savings, more predictable and well-meaning business decisions are made. With new SOLAS regulations for VGM requirements for all cargo exports, the need for a more efficient and accurate flow of information has become a necessity. In an ideal world, a clear-cut, straightforward declaration of cargo from Country A to Country B should not be much of a hassle if known procedures are followed. Even though...

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