What’s the maximum permissible weight for containers?

What’s the maximum permissible weight for containers?

If you are new to exporting, surely there will be doubts about the maximum amount of cargo that you can load into a shipping container. The maximum container weight is a very important detail to take into account. An excess of cargo weight could lead to extra costs because the cargo will need to be stripped and re-stuffed into two containers, inland costs, etc.at the expense of the shipper’s account. With the SOLAS Convention currently in force, the measures taken against containers overweight have become stricter. SOLAS amendments say the shipper has the responsibility to provide the proper weight verification in order to load the packed container abroad a vessel. […]

¿Cuál es el peso máximo de un contenedor marítimo?

¿Cuál es el peso máximo de un contenedor marítimo?

  Si eres un exportador principiante seguramente surgirán dudas sobre cuánta de tu mercancía puedes transportar en cada contenedor. El peso máximo del contenedor es un detalle muy importante que se debe tomar en cuenta, ya que un exceso podría acarrear costos extras para el cargador, y con la entrada en vigencia del convenio SOLAS a partir del pasado mes de julio, las medidas para detectar sobrepeso se han vuelto mucho más estrictas. El convenio SOLAS obliga a que el peso neto de cada uno de los contenedores debe ser verificado e informado para que pueda ser embarcado. El peso máximo del contenedor varía dependiendo del material con el que […]

Shanghai plans to become the largest shipping center in China

Shanghai plans to become the largest shipping center in China

Did you know the name Shanghai literally means “on the sea”? As the most populous city in China, for centuries, Shanghai has been a global financial center and a transport hub. The port of Shanghai has been on the top in the ranking of container throughput in the world for six straight years and currently is the largest port in the world. Of course, this doesn’t end here. The Shanghai’s Municipal Government has a 5 year-plan to turn this city into a global shipping hub by 2020 that includes comprehensive shipping services and logistics. In a press release, the local authority said that the project would receive $2.7 Billion to […]

Shanghái: Eje global del transporte

Shanghái: Eje global del transporte

¿Sabías que el nombre Shanghái literalmente significa “en el mar”? Como la ciudad más poblada de China (y del mundo) por siglos, Shanghái ha sido un centro financiero y eje de transporte y comercio. El puerto de Shanghái ha ocupado el primer lugar en la lista de mayor tráfico de contenedores en el mundo por seis años seguidos y actualmente es el puerto más grande del mundo. Por supuesto, esto no para aquí. El gobierno municipal de Shanghái tiene un plan de cinco años para convertir a esta ciudad en un eje global del transporte para 2020, que incluye un rango completo de servicios de transporte de mercancía y logística. […]

Portos América Latina

Portos América Latina

A Comissão Econômica para a América Latina e Caribe (CEPAL) já publicou sua lista anual dos 20 portos principais na região da América Latina, onde o porto brasileiro de Santos levou o primeiro lugar, seguido por Colón e Balboa, ambos localizados no Panamá. De acordo com a lista, que leva em consideração 120 portos da região, o movimento de carga conteinerizada cresceu 1,7% em relação ao ano passado. Santos movimentou cerca de três milhões e meio de TEUs, o que representa 600.000 TEUs a mais que o ano passado. O porto Panamenho de Colón aumentou em 300.000 TEUs, seguido de Balboa. Apesar de ter excedido os três milhões de TEUs, não foi suficiente […]

Empresário Venezolano confirma participação

Empresário Venezolano confirma participação

Leonardo Brea Matute é triatleta de provas de longa distância Que os 10 KM Tribuna FM-Unilus já romperam fronteiras é fato. Mas geralmente o que se vê são atletas de elite vindo de outros países para tentar a vitória. Amanhã, um empresário venezuelano, que divide a sua vida entre Caracas e Miami, confirma que a prova ganhou dimensões internacionais. Diretor executivo de Veconinter, que tem filial em Santos, Leonardo Brea Matute mudou sua agenda em função da disputa e está no Brasil exclusivamente para a corrida. Triatleta de provas de longa distância, sobretudo o Iron-man, Leonardo estimula seus funcionários a sempre practicar atividade física. Daí, surgiu a ideia de formar […]

Improving container fleet management

Improving container fleet management

In the competitive and low-margin business of container shipping the efficient use and cost-effective maintenance of equipment, the accurate tracking of landside operations, and the effective invoicing and collection of items such as freight and demurrage charges are becoming increasingly important to the lines. However, the global scale of containerisation means that not even the largest container lines have the resources to manage these processes with equal effectiveness in every region in which they operate, and this is encouraging the emergence of regionally-based specialist companies with the local expertise required to handle such processes for them. Intermodal billing and collections agent Veconinter (Venezolana de Control Intermodal) is an example of […]

Improving container fleet management

Improving container fleet management

In the competitive and low-margin business of container shipping the efficient use and cost-effective maintenance of equipment, the accurate tracking of landside operations, and the effective invoicing and collection of items such as freight and demurrage charges are becoming increasingly important to the lines. However, the global scale of containerisation means that not even the largest container lines have the resources to manage these processes with equal effectiveness in every region in which they operate, and this is encouraging the emergence of regionally-based specialist companies with the local expertise required to handle such processes for them. Intermodal billing and collections agent Veconinter (Venezolana de Control Intermodal) is an example of […]