Maritime Industry

In this article we unpack the difference between Maritime, Shipping, Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain and how it is all connected, starting with some simple definitions […]

The UAE and Saudi Arabia will be the first two countries to launch VAT from January 1

To register VAT in UAE – https://eservices.tax.gov.ae/en-us/login The Federal Tax Authority (FTA) has announced the supplies that will be subject to Value Added Tax (VAT) as […]

Freight Forwarding BPO

BPO DEFINITION – BUSINESS PROCESS OUTSOURCING (BPO) is basically outsourcing some of the non-essential internal business activities and operational process to a contracted third-party service provider […]

How to Calculate Chargeable Weight for Air Freight Shipments

The Chargeable Weight of Air Freight shipments are calculated as the Actual Weight (Gross Weight) or the Volumetric (also called Volume or Dimensional) Weight of the […]

Difference between Freight Forwarder and NVOCC

This post describes the main differences between an international freight forwarder and an NVOCC according to the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) of the United States. Most […]

Benefits of Selecting an Independent Freight Forwarder

Benefits of partnering with an independent freight forwarder There are many questions to ask when deciding on whether to choose a large multinational freight forwarder or […]

Difference between vessel name and voyage number

Vessel name and Voyage number We have already discussed about difference between mother vessel and feeder vessel in this web blog. Let us discuss about vessel […]

Freight Terms

Thanks to Freight Center FREIGHT RELATED TERMS Freight Agents Freight Rates Freight Cost Freight Quotes Freight Broker Freight Haulers Freight Hauling Interstate Freight Ground Freight Heavy […]

Starting Export and Import Business Guidelines

Starting Export Business Guidelines The main objective to present “How to Export Guide“, is to help Export Import community to understand the practical process of starting […]

Difference between House Bill of Lading and Master Bill of Lading – HBL Vs. MBL

This is one of the common questions among readers about house bill of lading and master bill of lading. What is House Bill of Lading? What […]

The Ultimate Guide to Tax Deductions for UK Companies

Thanks to Mr.Paul Ainsworth – The Financial Management Centre. The Ultimate Guide to Tax Deductions #1. Accommodation #2. Professional fees of your accountant #3. PR, advertising […]

Volume Weight Converter Formula

Volume Weight Converter Formula Air Freight Dimension In Centimeters L x B x H x No.Ctns = Vol.Weight ———————– 6000 Dimension In Inch L x B […]

The Solas Container weight verification requirements

The Solas Container weight verification requirements Click here to download

The Geography of Transport Systems

Very useful information about Transport System with Examples. The mobility of people, freight and information is fundamental to economic and social activities such as commuting, manufacturing, […]

Guidelines for setting up ICD and CFS in India

1.    DEFINITION OF ICD/CFS An Inland Container Depot / Container Freight Station may be defined as :- A common user facility with public authority status equipped […]

Important function of a bill of lading

In order to answer this question, let’s explore the functions of the bill of lading in detail.. A Bill of Lading (B/L) has 3 basic functions or roles as […]

Foreign Customs Website Links

Canada http://www.ccra-adrc.gc.ca Argentina http://www.customs.gov.au/ Finland http://www.tulli.fi/ France http://www.ambafrance-us.org Indonesia http://www.beacukai.go.id/ Ireland http://www.revenue.ie/ Japan http://www.customs.go.jp/ South Korea http://www.customs.go.kr/ Netherland http://www.belastingdienst.nl/ New Zealand http://www.customs.govt.nz/ Singapore http://www.customs.gov.sg/ South Africa […]

Air Way Bill Check Digit Calculator

Air Way Bill Check Digit Calculator This page explains the algorithm for calculating the last digit (check digit) of a MAWB. Method of calculating the check […]

Malaysia- GST Guide on Freight Transportation

Malaysia GST GUIDE ON Freight Transportation   [symple_button url=”http://freight.tips/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2016/01/Malaysia-GST-GUIDE-ON-Freight-Transportation.pdf” color=”blue” size=”default” border_radius=”3px” target=”blank” rel=”” icon_left=”” icon_right=””]Download PDF[/symple_button]

How to calculate CBM and Freight Ton (Weight or Measurement w/m)

One of the most common questions I get asked often is “how to calculate CBM and freight ton”, specially by those clients who get charged per […]

Top 10 logistics companies around the world

The world’s top ten logistics firms account for billions of dollars in revenue each year, but, often being divided into a number of operations; it is […]

5 Email Etiquette Rules You Must Know

Email is the most preferred medium of communication in any workplace. Considering the amount of emails that are exchanged every day, you are expected to be […]

Hazardous Cargo Classes

Hazardous Cargo Classes. Hazard Class 1: Explosives Division 1.1: Explosives with a mass explosion hazard Division 1.2: Explosives with a projection hazard Division 1.3: Explosives with […]

What is Pre-Carriage, Carriage and On-Carriage?

A simple description would be Pre-Carriage – The movement that happens BEFORE the container is loaded on the ship Carriage – The movement that happens while the container is ON BOARD the […]

Opening a logistics / freight forwarding company / firm abroad – in Dubai, UAE

There are many lucrative and attractive areas for business in UAE. One of those is, certainly, logistics business and any activity related to it. This is […]