Author: Burcu Eser

The Differences Between Shipped On Board Dates and Bill of Lading Dates

What is a Bill of Lading? A Bill of Lading is required when moving a freight shipment. Specifically, it is a legally-binding contract between a freight carrier and shipper, and a document of title. A Bill of Lading is an important transportation document issued by the carrier or the carrier’s agent to their clients. Many exporters may have noticed the term “Shipped On Board” mentioned within a Bill of Lading, since these exporters are involved in global trade and frequently utilize financial documents such as a Letter of Credit (L/C.) The “Shipped On Board Date” may also be named...

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Why Do You Need Insurance for Your Cargoes?

You are the answer, because you are a shipper. Choosing to risk your cargoes is one option. The other one is cargo insurance. Many shippers choose to risk importing and exporting cargoes without insurance, and many of them suffer from great losses. Cargo insurance reduces shippers’ exposure to cargo loss. Shipping cargo is a long journey full of danger. There are so many people, companies, and ports included when shipping your container. Many hands involved will increase the risk of damaging your cargo. Whichever carrier you choose to ship your container, you can expect that in the case of...

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It All Starts with Container Loading

Container loading procedures apply to all commodities transported in containers by ocean freight. There are some specific requirements for container loading. First of all, the key person is the shipper, who is responsible for loading the container. It is important to select the right container for the job. The second step is to check your container when it arrives. Is your container clean? Are there any damages, or vulnerable points? Locate the points where there might be a leak. The most vulnerable point of a container is its doors. Don’t forget to check them prior to loading. As well...

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