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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 name vs voyage number. Vessel name with voyage number are mentioned in Bill of lading of each shipment issued by carrier of goods. Some …

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Foreign Customs Website Links


Canada Argentina Finland France Indonesia Ireland Japan South Korea Netherland New Zealand Singapore South Africa Sweden Switzerland Thailand Turkey U.A.E. U. K. U.S.A. Iceland Estonia

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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 online on the go! The fact that you are responding to a fair share of emails each day, there is a higher possibility that …

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12 Different Types of Shipping Containers and Their Usage

Why is cargo shipped in standardized containers The idea of shipping boxes that could be loaded onto trucks, moved to trains or ships and then loaded back onto trucks was conceived by a small time truck hauler from Maxton, North Carolina, by the name of Malcolm McLean. On a trip to deliver …

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Airway bill check digit calculations


The below algorithm is for calculating the last digit (check digit) of a MAWB. Method of calculating the check digit The MAWB number consists of a total 11 digits. These 11 digits can be divided into 3 parts 1] The first 3 digits are the Airline Prefix which are unique …

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Freight Basics – INCO Terms


Freight Basics – INCO Terms When negotiating an international sales contract the Terms of Sale can be just as important as the sale price. Language barriers could complicate this point. Since 1936 the INCO Terms created by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) have been used to breakdown these barriers. INCO …

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India, New service tax 14% is applicable effective from 01-Jun-15

[TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZZETE OF INDIA, EXTRAORDINARY, PART II, SECTION 3, SUB-SECTION (i)] Government of India Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue) Notification No. 17/2015-Service Tax New Delhi, the 19 th May, 2015 G.S.R. (E). – In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 93 …

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Basics of LTL and FTL Shipping


First, don’t let the acronyms overwhelm you. Less Than Truckload (LTL)  and Full Truckload (FTL) are types of freight shipping that sound exactly as they are described. With a quick overview of the vocabulary and a few highlights of the benefits of truckload shipping, we can help you decide which …

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Expectation from a Freight Forwarder


Freight forwarders handle the shipment of freight across several carriers and modes of transport. A freight forwarder will arrange carriage—from origin to destination—contracting with carriers that will handle the freight as well as processing any necessary paperwork. Typically, freight forwarders are hired to handle international freight shipments. What to Expect …

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What is MAWB?


MAWB is the abbreviation of Master Air Waybill is the most important document issued by a carrier either directly or through its authorized agent. It is a non-negotiable transport document. It covers transport of cargo from airport to airport. By accepting a shipment an IATA cargo agent is acting on …

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How to Start a Small Freight Business

Millions of tons of textiles, food, equipment and raw materials are hauled across the highways of the United States every year. No matter what the current state of the economy, freight will always need to be hauled. Thus, starting your own small freight business can be a stable and lucrative …

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Freight Forwarding Service

Freight forwarding is a service used by companies that deal in international or multi-national import and export. While the freight forwarder doesn’t actually move the freight itself, it acts as an intermediary between the client and various transportation services.  Sending products from one international destination to another can involve a …

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Air Freight

Air freight parcel delivery is the transfer and shipment of goods via an air carrier, which may be charter or commercial. Such shipments travel out of commercial and passenger aviation gateways to anywhere planes can fly and land. The Advantages of Air Freight Shipping The express shipping options of air …

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Compare Shipping Rates

Shipping rates differ considerably between carriers depending on origin, destination, and package size, among other things. The only way for you to know if you are truly getting the best shipping rate for your money is compare rates between the carriers   Know your options. With many national carriers, each …

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