IMO 2020

The IMO International Maritime Organization is introducing an update of regulations regarding fuels used in maritime transport. The changes will apply from January 1, 2020, and will concern the global reduction of sulfur oxide emissions from ships. Consequently, IMO 2020 will significantly affect the freight market. IMO 2020 Regulation The new IMO 2020 standard introduces …

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ETD and ETA – What is it?

In maritime transport, it is often difficult to precisely determine the time of arrival or even the departure of a ship from port. This is due to many factors with which the ship comes into contact during the sea voyage. For this reason, the abbreviations ETA and ETD have been created, which provide approximate dates …

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IATA/ICAO transport

We have recently written about the transport of dangerous goods in road transport (ADR transport). In this article, however, we focus on the transport of hazardous goods by air, which is often referred to only as IATA transport or ICAO transport. What is IATA? IATA  is the International Air Transport Association. Their headquarters are located …

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CBM – what is it?

In the case of container transport, the so-called CBM (Cubic Meter, ‘cubic’ in short) unit is used to measure the volume of cargo. Its value is always calculated by using the packaging dimensions given in meters. Calculation of sea freight rate We divide the loads into full-container loads and less than container loads. The difference …

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Detention – What is it?

Detention is a very important concept used when transporting goods by sea. It often causes a lot of confusion and confuses importers with the demurrage concept that we recently wrote about. Detention means stopping and refers to the equipment (container). Detention – What is it? Detention usually applies to imports. This is a fee charged …

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What is a supplier audit?

The current economy is based mainly on the mutual competition of enterprises from around the world. When choosing employees, companies try to find the best supplier that meets all requirements. To objectively compare potential partners, it is worth using an objective source. Such information may be provided primarily by an appropriate supplier audit. Supplier audit …

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3PL – What is it?

3PL or Third Party Logistics is a method of operation in which one or more logistics functions are outsourced to a third party. When importing goods from different countries around the world, it is worth knowing more about terms related to logistics or forwarding. In the article below, we will explain more precisely the concept …

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THC – what is it?

Transshipment or the activity of loading and unloading cargo from a ship is one of the key activities in the shipping industry. Because containerization has become popular and has shaped the modern world, various ports (mainly state-controlled) around the world have taken on the task of hiring their staff or third parties to provide a …

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Demurrage – basic information

Time is significant for importers. It is best that the ordered goods are delivered to the right place in a predetermined time. Demurrage is one of the terms that is worth to know. In short, it determines the stoppage in transport. It happens when there is a delay in delivery of the goods to the …

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