Introduction Some logistics service provider presents themselves as an NVOCC, some as a Freight Forwarder, some defines their business as Multimodal Transportation Operator, and some refer themselves as VOCCs too....
Sample Negotiable House Bill of Lading
Introduction Amazingly, there is so much significance packed into one piece of paper: The Bill of Lading. Perhaps it’s not an exaggeration that most of the physical goods you touch...
Short Sea Shipping with Feeder Vessel
Only Europe has the political landscape, the economic strength, and the geographical coastal advantage that nurtures the environment where Short Sea Shipping (SSS) to become a legitimate alternative to road and rail transportation....
Why Blank Sailing Occurs
Blank Sailing occurs when vessel operators cancel a part of or the whole voyage journey in the vessel’s schedule. It is therefore NOT a sailed voyage where the vessels are not carrying any...
through bill of lading with FIATA
The concept of a Through Bill of Lading is relatively simple, it is a reference to the use of multimodal transportation, where one carrier provides the full-length services via more than one transportation...
How Long Should you Keep a BIll of Lading
It is possibly a question such as this is looming in your mind but was never properly addressed, the question of how long should you keep a bill of lading, or how long...
Contract of Carriage between 3PL and 2PL
While scouring through the internet, we have realized there are still some confusion, in the perspective of the exporters and importers, as to what are the implications of accepting a house bill of...
It is fascinating how logistics revolves around pieces of papers, even with technology advancements woven into our lives, documents such as the bill of exchange and the bill of lading are still very...
FAS vs FOB
Here is another interesting juxtaposition, the Free Alongside Ship and Free on Board. Since the majority of international trade is done with shipping containers, we will wager that you will see the FOB...
Short Shipment
For the cargo owners, when you receive a short shipment notice by either your freight forwarder or your shipping agent, you are bound to face some administrative headaches and potentially, additional transport costs....