Tagged: Shipping

Top 15 Container Ports in the USA 0

Top 15 Container Ports in the USA

The United States is a major player in the global shipping industry, and its container ports serve as gateways for the import and export of goods from around the world. In this post, we’ll introduce the top 15 container ports in the country by volume and highlight some key facts about each of them.

Container Ship Routes 0

Shipping New Challenges: A Look at Container Ship Routes

Container ships are a vital part of modern global trade and commerce, transporting large quantities of merchandise from one country to another. With the increasing demand for goods both domestically and internationally, container ships have become an essential mode of transportation for businesses around the world. 


Intermodal Freight Transport

Intermodal freight transport is an important part of the global logistics network. It involves combining multiple modes, such as rail and truck, to move products from one destination to another


Consignee in shipping

A consignee is a person or company who is the recipient of goods that are being shipped. The consignee is responsible for receiving the goods and ensuring that they are unloaded from the vessel or aircraft

FOB Freight Terms 0

What Is FOB shipment?

An FOB shipment is a type of shipping arrangement in which goods are delivered to a designated location and the buyer assumes responsibility for the transportation costs. FOB stands for “free on board.” This type of shipping is often used when exporting goods from one country to another.

MSC Tracking in Canada 0

MSC Tracking in Canada

If you ship your goods by MSC containers, you certainly have some concerns about your cargo, as you should. You don’t know the ETA and the last status of your shipments, which can be a problem.

5 Essential Notes about: FAS Incoterms (Free Alongside Ship) 0

5 Essential Notes about: FAS Incoterms (Free Alongside Ship)

FAS Incoterms (Free Alongside Ship) means that the seller must place the goods alongside the ship nominated by the buyer. The seller is obliged to arrange all the steps in export country up to alongside the ship. The buyer have to arrange the rest. This terms is to be used only for sea or inland waterway shipments.   1. Which shipments FAS incoterms is suited for? FAS Incoterms is designed for bulk and break bulk shipments. It is highly recommended not to use this term in containerized shipments. 2. Which party is responsible for loading the goods onboard? Once the...

5 Essential Notes about: CIP Incoterms 0

5 Essential Notes about: CIP Incoterms

Carriage and Insurance Paid To (CIP Incoterms) means that the seller delivers the goods to the carrier at an agreed place (if any such place is agreed between the parties). The seller must contract and pay the costs of carriage to bring the goods to the named place of destination. The seller contracts for insurance cover against the buyer’s risk of loss or damage to the goods during the carriage. It is highly recommended to read the post about CPT Incoterms on Shipup Blog in addition to current post. 1. Who is responsible for Contacting the carriage and Insurance in...

5 Essential Notes about: Free On Board (FOB) Incoterms 0

5 Essential Notes about: Free On Board (FOB) Incoterms

Free On Board (FOB) as a most frequently used Incoterms globally, is only applied to sea and waterway shipments. In plain English FOB means, the seller will be free of costs and risks of shipment by loading the goods on board of the nominated vessel. In other words, once the shipment is loaded on board, all liability and responsibility transfers to the buyer. 1. Which party is obliged to pay the local charges (THC, BL fee, …) in Free On Board (FOB)? – All the charges in origin is for the account of the seller. So the seller must pay...

5 Essential Notes about: Free Carrier (FCA) Incoterms 0

5 Essential Notes about: Free Carrier (FCA) Incoterms

Free Carrier (FCA) means that the seller delivers the goods at its own premises or another named place to the buyer or carrier or any other person nominated by the buyer. This delivery place is in the seller country and usually its premises. So a difference between this term and Ex Works (EXW) is the export formalities that in FCA is for the account of the seller with all costs and risks. 1. What is the main differences between Free Carrier (FCA) and Ex Works (EXW)? – There are two main differences. The first one is that in FCA the...