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    The Problems Faced by The Shipping Companies.

    Sea freight companies offer services such as the transport of expensive goods and cargo from one place to the other on water. These companies are majorly involved in the transport of bulky goods and products as well as raw materials that could be seen heavier to be borne by other means such as air, roads and rail. There is however risks that threaten the closure of some companies due to losses incurred in the process of delivering the goods.

    In most parts of the world, sea freight companies suffer huge loses die to the attacks that they get from pirates who destroy goods that were supposed to be delivered or even steal them. In some cases pirates hijack cargo ships and demand huge sums of money as ransom which threaten the collapse of such companies that become victims of this. As a result of the threat posed by the emergence of pirate gangs, insurance firms that offer insurance cover to goods being shipped across troubled waters and the ships have sky rocketed there premiums. This makes sea freight one of the most expensive and insecure means of transporting goods and manufactured products as well as raw materials.

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    Difference between Demurrage and Detention

    Yes, there is a clear difference between demurrage and detention.. Let me explain..

    Shipping and freight can be full of surprises and variables in terms of costs for a customer..

    In a lot of cases, these costs maybe highly prohibitive to the extent of some customers abandoning cargoes at destination due to these costs..

    In the context of containerised cargo these two cost items DEMURRAGE and DETENTION are crucial and could become a huge problem for the customers if they do not control their shipments properly and effectively.. Demurrage and detention is mostly associated with imports although it may happen in the case of exports as well..

    In this article I will explain, What is demurrage and detention, why is it charged, who charges it and who pays for it with some examples..

    Although the most common market practice is to combine demurrage and detention, it is important to know the difference between demurrage and detention..

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    Choosing A Good Ocean Freight Service

    Ocean freight is the process of sending cargo commercially through sea. The goods that are shipped through sea are usually divided into three categories, i.e., household goods, express parcels as well as freight shipment. A fright shipment is when a cargo is too large and heavy to be sent as a parcel. Businesses that are dealing with international shipping must negotiate with multiple shipping companies to get the best rates.

    The international or overseas cargo can be quite expensive, thus it’s better to find the shipping companies that are offering you the best deal. A reasonable priced shipping service can save you a lot of money. Many businesses across the globe also hire agents that help them to keep a track on various shipping companies that may offer best rates.

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    Getting the Best Sea Freight Services

    Considering that most traders depend upon sea freight services to have their goods and products delivered to their clients, choosing the company that offers the most satisfying services is of great importance to ensure that the customers are kept satisfied by the delivery of their goods or parcels. A mistake committed during the transportation of goods which might result to their spoilage, damage or loss can be a great blow to the traders and worst inconvenience to the customers.

    There are many sea freight services providers who serve clients along the globe. How to get the one company that will keep you satisfied and maintain the confidence that your clients have in you is the greatest test vested upon a trader. When you consult most companies may be through their websites or physically, they will tend to tell you why they are the best options to offer you the satisfaction that you need for the delivery of your goods whether they are personal effects, customer deliveries or exports. You should be in a position to also read what they do not tell regarding their shortcomings since it is through the weakest link that you are able to rate the strength of a chain. You can do this through consulting other people who have used the services and also rate their comments about the satisfaction given by the services.

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