27/03/2014
A new regulation was issued by local maritime authorities in South America, stipulating the type and number of tugs to be used depending on the size of a vessel.

27/03/2014
A shipper booked three shipments of nine containers to an inland container depot but the documentary team at a ship agent’s office input the cargo as arriving at the discharge port only without documenting the onward journey.

10/10/2013
The shipment of six containers of castor oil, worth USD 270,000, was arranged by a ship agent member of ITIC. The containers were to be transported from India to Antwerp. Unfortunately, the Belgian agent released the cargo to the consignee against a bill of lading that appeared genuine at first glance – but was in fact a clever forgery.

10/10/2013
A ship agent received instructions from a shipper to book eight containers of cargo from Saudi Arabia to Indonesia and issued two bills of lading for the booking.

10/10/2013
In late September, an agent for a major shipping line accepted a booking of industrial solvent. On 10 October the vessel arrived at the loadport but did not complete cargo operations until five days later.

18/03/2013
A vessel loaded a cargo of bulk wheat in the UK. The shippers were a large trading company.The trading company were obliged to issue a financial bond with the rural payments agency, which in the normal course

18/03/2013
ITIC were notified by a ship agency member, based in Canada, that they were owed over CAD 70,000 from a local company. The company were declared bankrupt and ITIC instructed lawyers to get the ship agent’s proper

18/03/2013
Three containers of pork were shipped from one European port to another. The containers were discharged from the ship, but the discharge port agent had overlooked the instructions to keep the container on power and t

22/03/2012
Liner agents frequently have to arrange for cargo to be released against bills of lading surrendered at the loadport – the so called “Telex Release”. This type of release is risky as no bill of lading is collected at the...

22/03/2012
A ship agent was appointed to provide agency services to a fleet of ships.  One of the duties of the agent under the contract was to liaise with the local Canal Authority to make all necessary arrangements for the fleet to...

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