The Benefits of Sea Freight

Before the development of air cargo, sea freight was the primary means of international goods transit. The birth and growth of air cargo was a major development for world trade and opened the door to considerably higher levels of import and export for many nations. In the light of recent concerns about the environmental sustainability of air transport however, the justifiability of our current reliance on this mode of cargo movement is in question. The same concerns also apply to the proliferation of road based haulage and it’s sustainability.

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Originally posted on July 13, 2015 @ 10:01 am

How To Calculate Cubic Metres (CBM) When Shipping

Determining Cubic Metres or CBM is the first step you should take in determining how to ship your cargo. You don’t want to be shipping FCL cargo as FCL Groupage cargo nor do you want to be shipping FCL Groupage Cargo as FCL, unless obviously you have reached or exceeded the break-even point of your cargo which I teach in the section FCL vs FCL Groupage.

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Originally posted on July 8, 2015 @ 3:13 pm

Freight Containers Classification

The pattern of cargo reception and shipment has changed with the use of the freight container – container, box or LO/LO (lift on/lift off). The use of containers, which started more than 40 years ago, in intercontinental traffic is now available in most seaports worldwide.

In the 1960’s, many seaports either had inadequate container facility or none at all. Consequently, export shipments often relied on conventional (break-bulk) vessels. The cargoes were placed alongside a vessel for hoisting on board. The stevedores (longshoremen) were often employed to carry cargoes on and off the vessel. The loading and unloading of vessels consumed too much time, which caused dockside bottlenecks and delayed shipments. With the increased use of containers, the congestion was decentralized. The problem of congestion was transferred from the docks or piers to the container freight stations or terminals.
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Originally posted on June 15, 2015 @ 2:38 pm

LCL – Less than Container Load, a definition

lclimagesLess than container load (LCL) is a shipment that is not large enough to fill a standard cargo container.

The abbreviation LCL formerly applied to “Less than (railway) Car Load” for quantities of material from different shippers or for delivery to different destinations which might be carried in a single railway car for efficiency.
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Originally posted on June 15, 2015 @ 2:34 pm

Full Container Load. a definition

A Full Container Load (FCL) is a standard (20 or 40 ft length) depending on location of origin Country, but sometimes it is standard container that is stuffed (loaded) and un-stuffed (discharged) under the risk and account of one shipper and only one consignee, in practice it means whole container is intended for one consignee.

FCL container shipment attracts lower freight rates than an equivalent weight of cargo in bulk. The FCL means the loading reaches its allowable maximum weight or full measurement. In practice, the FCL in the ocean freight does not always mean packing a container to its full payload or full capacity. Сontainer loading is a quite difficult procedure, and during the loading it is necessary to pay attention in order to avoid cargo damage. Following there are some rules you should know in order to save goods in proper condition:
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Originally posted on June 6, 2015 @ 10:37 am

ALFI Urges Progressive Package Fee Exemption in Priok During Lebaran Holiday

Container loading and unloading atmosphere at Container Terminal (TPKS), Tanjung Emas harbor, Semarang, Central Java, Friday (16/1/2015). – Bisnis.com / July Nugroho

JAKARTA – Indonesian Logistics and Forwarders Association urged the exemption of the imposition of the progressive cost of the accumulation of imported containers at Tanjung Priok Port during the Idul Fitri holiday period this year.

Chairman of Jakarta ALFI DPW Widijanto said that due to Idul Fitri holiday and the absence of trucking serving importing export during the Lebaran holiday restriction period, contained imported containers accumulate an average of more than 7 to 10 days in the port of Priok.

“This condition is due to inability to deliver because many of the holiday manufacturers and trucking fleets are not operating. It is conditional that we urge the accumulation of containers during Idul Fitri period in Priok is not burdened with progressive tariffs of 300% to 900%.” ​​ALFI asks to be freed from progressive storage at the container terminal, “he told Bisnis on Sunday (6/24/2018).
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ALFI: Overbrengen Container Preferably Night

A worker walked on a container at Koja Container Terminal in Tanjung Priok, Jakarta, on Monday (14/08/2017). – Reuters / Nyimas Laula

JAKARTA-The Indonesian Logistics and Forwarders Association (ALFI) proposes that the movement of imported or overbrengen containers from first-line container terminals to temporary hoarding stations (TPS) in the Tanjung Priok customs territory shall be conducted at night or after 18.00 WIB.

Chairman of ALFI DKI Jakarta, Widijanto said that the overbrengen of imported containers passing the time limit of the congestion at the port of Priok if carried out at night will reduce the level of congestion on the distribution line from and to the port of Priok.

“If the night is done overbrengen imported containers, can be faster considering the roads around the port of Priok is not too crowded,” said Widijanto to Bisnis, Monday (21/05/2018).

He also proposed that the overbrengen of imported containers at the port of Priok be done only at night has been delivered in the audience of Jakarta DPF ALFI board with the Head of Customs and Excise Service Office of Tanjung Priok Port today (21/5/2018).
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Tage Ship Ready to Serve Jakarta-Los Angeles Container Route

The CMA CGM Tage ship rests on the JICT dock. This ship became one of the vessels that serve Jakarta-Los Angeles direct voyage. – Bisnis / Rivki Maulana

JAKARTA – Tanjung Priok Port returns the arrival of a giant container vessel that can accommodate 10,000 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent unit). Large ships are expected to reduce container shipping costs while increasing the competitiveness of national export products.

Based on business monitoring at Tanjung Priok Port, large vessels leaning against the CMA CGM Tage. This Malta-flagged ship will carry cargo from Jakarta to Los Angeles, United States.

According to the plan, President Joko Widodo will review port infrastructure as well as export discharges transported by CMA CGM Tage ship. To note, this ship is one of the vessels that routinely serve direct call or Jakarta-Los Angeles direct voyage.
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CMA CGM Takes 10,642 TEUs to the Port of Tanjung Priok

JAKARTA – French shipping company CMA CGM again brought a giant container ship to Tanjung Priok Port to serve a direct route to the United States.

In an official statement received by Business Friday (4/5/2018), CMA CGM brought the giant ship APL Salalah capacity of 10,642 TEUs (10,642 containers) on Wednesday (3/5/2018). This ship incised a new history as the largest container ship ever docked in Tanjung Priok.

APL Salalah leaned on the Jakarta International Container Terminal terminal (JICT) with up to 1,666 TEUs and loaded 2,818 TEUs. As a result, the total loading and unloading of the vessel reached 4,484 TEUs in its maiden voyage to Indonesia.
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