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  • By Alexander Jenni
  • In Design
  • Posted January 24, 2015

Do banks verify if cargo is actually loaded on a ship..??

Shippers who deal with documentary credit know that the term Shipped on Board carries quite a bit of weight and there is often a lot of discussions, disputes, rejections etc from the side of the bank if there is any discrepancy in the shipped on board clause or date or stamp or signature..


  • By Luke Etheridge
  • In Design
  • Posted January 24, 2015

What is a reefer container and how does it work..??

Simply put, reefer containers are big fridges that are used to transport temperature controlled cargoes such as fruits, meat, fish, seafood, vegetables, dairy and also also other non-food products such as flowers, pharmaceuticals and film.. Some cargoes may need to be shipped chilled or frozen or in controlled + temperatures. Reefer containers have the ability to maintain the cargo at the required temperatures for the duration of the transit from Point A to Point B.


  • By Alexander Jenni
  • In Design
  • Posted January 24, 2015

How to know a shipping container is in good condition

New and used shipping containers today are big business, and pricing competition is fierce! Here’s how to know if a shipping container is in a condition that will meet your requirements. New and used shipping containers are finding their way into today’s popular culture and are becoming widely accepted as home and office building materials.


  • By Luke Etheridge
  • In Design
  • Posted January 24, 2015

UPDATE to – Question regarding cargo under Letter of Credit

In my last post, I posed a question on behalf of a reader about the possibility of two cargoes being shipped under one bill of lading where one cargo is covered under Letter of Credit and other cargo is not..

Should the carrier issue two bills of lading..?? Or is mentioning in the same B/L the goods under L/C and goods that aren’t is enough..??


  • By Alexander Jenni
  • In Design
  • Posted January 24, 2015

Question regarding cargo under Letter of Credit

What happens if the exporter would like to send in the same container goods covered by L/C in addition to some other goods.

Should the carrier issue two bills of lading..?? Or is mentioning in the same B/L the goods under L/C and goods that aren’t is enough..??