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Liner versus Tramp – ocean transport services

When working with ocean freight and maritime transport, it is important to know and understand the difference between Liner and ...
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Warehouse handling equipment

In the below short logistics learning video (an extract from our course Introduction to warehousing), we present certain warehouse handling ...
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What is Inventory Management?

Inventory management can be seen as a function which aims at ensuring the smooth sourcing, production and delivery of products ...
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The evolution of container ships and their sizes

In this article, we will look the evolution of container ship since 1955 and at the largest container ships of ...
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an extract of our list of size record breaking container vessels from 1969 to 1984. Vessels listed in extract are: 1969: Encounter bay (1530 TEUs), 1971: Liverpool bay (2961 TEUs), 1972: Hamburg express (2984 TEUs), 1980: Neptune garnet (3268 TEUs), 1981: Frankfurt express (3430 TEUs), 1984: American New York (4614 TEUs), 1990: Magleby (4819 TEUs), 1994: NYK Altair (4953 TEUs)

Largest container ships by year

In the below table, you can find our list of largest container vessels, in terms of TEU capacity, by year ...
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Main types of ocean cargo

The various goods transported by ocean and transiting through ports can be divided in 5 main types of cargo:
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What is logistics?

Logistics can be defined as the detailed planning, organization, and implementation of a complex operation. In layman's terms and in ...
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Entry Summary Declaration – ENS

What is the Entry Summary Declaration - ENS? Prior to moving goods into the European Union’s customs territory an Entry ...
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Customs Classification and harmonized codes

Customs Classification When trading goods internationally, you will need to customs clear your merchandise for export in the country of ...
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Gantry cranes in action

A gantry is a bridge-like structure, with side supports, enabling it to span, to be, over something.
A gantry crane ...
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The supply chain – its material and logistics flows

Supply chain definition - what is a supply chain. The term Supply chain can be defined as “the sequence of ...
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What is a 4PL?

The 4PL term - short for fourth party logistics - dates back to 1996 and was coined by Accenture who ...
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Full Truckload or Less Than Truckload – TL/FTL or LTL

When moving cargo by road, you will often have to decide between using a Full Truckload (FTL) service or a ...
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Today, 18% of the global ocean cargo is moved thanks to shipping containers, container vessels, and container ports or terminals ...
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Transportation – linear feet, linear meters

What are linear feet? What are linear meters? A linear foot or a linear meter are, as they sound like, ...
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Logistics quiz

We see our logistics quizzes as an important learning tool, and the questions and corrections they contain provide learning opportunities ...
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Online logistics training

Allyn International has developed in-house an exclusive catalog of logistics training and supply chain eLearning courses.
Since 2020, some of our ...
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DPU Incoterms® video

In the 2020 edition of the Incoterms®, the previous DAT (Delivered At Terminal) Incoterms has been renamed to DPU (Delivered at Place ...
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The 7 Incoterms®changes between the 2010 and 2020 edition and which we cover in our Incoterms® training.

Incoterms® training – 2010, 2020 changes

In this Incoterms training, we discuss the new 2020 Incoterms® list and the 7 main changes from the 2010 edition ...
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CMA CGM Brazil – Very Large Container Ship (VLCS) in action.

You can see below a video of the container ship CMA CGM Brazil, a container vessel from the Very Large ...
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