Sea and Ocean Cargo - How It Works

Sea and Ocean Cargo - How It Works

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From the blog:
In life and business, there are always choices to make. When it comes to international shipping, there are many choices. Of all these choices, the most basic is the decision of what kind of transport to use: air freight or ocean freight. Whether you’re a business that will be shipping overseas all the time or an individual moving to a new country, deciding whether to go with ocean freight or air freight is an important choice. There are four key factors you should consider when making this decision... (read further)

Giant Containership Marco Polo (source: Daily Mail

From the blog:
Many people think that shipping containers is as simple as moving an object from point A to B.

Within the shipping industry, most people know that this is most definitely not true. Behind the scenes in the shipping industry, which literally has changed global economies (imagine the U.S. and China without container trading,) there are so many variables, alternatives, and opportunities, all contributing to the increasing complexity of the world of shipping.

One of the biggest challenges for anyone entering the shipping industry for the first time is to have access to all of the industry’s basic and specific notions. This information opens the doors to a better understanding of what shippers are talking about.

Correct terminology and abbreviations also play a fundamental role within this complex industry. Speaking the same “shipping” language can help avoid misunderstandings, which most of the time lead to errors and negatively affects service performance and revenue... (read further)

Nyk Aphrodite carrying up to 6500 containers (source: Wikipedia)


From the blog:
Shipping and Freight Resource is a multi-award winning niche educational blog in the shipping and freight industry written by Hariesh Manaadiar.

Since 2008, this blog has been the “go to” site for many readers (3.5 million and counting) for shipping and freight education and enhancing their knowledge in Shipping, Freight and Logistics..

This blog :

  • Assists aspiring newcomers to the shipping, freight and logistics sectors to understand the processes and procedures involved in the industry
  • Enhances the knowledge of those already in the industry
  • Addresses the educational and skills gap in the sector
  • Provides valuable information, advice, insight and discussion relating to the industry
This blog discusses interactively, practically and in simple terms, the processes and procedures involved in the shipping and freight industry on topics ranging from imports to exports to hazardous goods to types of containers to types of ships, and other items of interest relating to the shipping, freight and logistics industry..

Feel free to interact with this site and readers using the social media platforms and share articles, suggestions, ideas or simply post a comment on any article of interest to you... (read further)

From the site:
Maritime transport is the transport of people (passengers) or goods (cargo) by water. Freight transport has been achieved widely by sea throughout recorded history. Although the importance of sea travel for passengers has decreased due to aviation, it is effective for short tripsand pleasure cruises. Transport by water is cheaper than transport by air, despite fluctuating exchange rates and a fee placed on top of freighting charges for carrier companies known as the Currency Adjustment Factor (CAF)... (read further)

Bulk Carrier Sabrina I photographed from atop the Astoria-Megler Bridge. (source: Wikipedia)

From the site:
A cargo ship or freighter ship is any sort of ship or vessel that carries cargo, goods, and materials from one port to another. Thousands of cargo carriers ply the world's seas and oceans each year, handling the bulk of international trade. Cargo ships are usually specially designed for the task, often being equipped with cranes and other mechanisms to load and unload, and come in all sizes. Today, they are almost always built by welded steel, and with some exceptions generally have a life expectancy of 25 to 30 years before being scrapped... (read further)

Coastal Trading Vessel MARIN running into the port of Rostock (source: Wikipedia / Norbert Kaiser)


From the site:
Container ships (sometimes spelled containerships) are cargo ships that carry all of their load in truck-size intermodal containers, in a technique called containerization. They are a common means of commercial intermodal freight transport and now carry most seagoing non-bulk cargo... (read further)

A view into the holds of a container ship. 
Of note are the vertical cell guides that organize containers 
(source: Wikipedia /  athwartships)


Also check out this infographic from 2014 about the ocean cargo process steps and some interesting facts:

The World of International Shipping
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