CMA CGM Brazil – Very Large Container Ship (VLCS) in action.

Crowd gathers to see the Very Large Container Ship - CMA CGM Brazil - approach the port of Charleston on its record breaking journey.

You can see below a video of the container ship CMA CGM Brazil, a container vessel from the Very Large Container Ship category, approaching the port of Charleston, S.C. where it docked at the Wando Welch Terminal.

In September 2020, it set the record for the largest vessel ever to enter the port of New York & New Jersey and to dock on the U.S. East Coast. Here approaching the port of Charleston.

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Container port animation

Today, 18% of the global ocean cargo is moved thanks to shipping containers, container vessels, and container ports or terminals. But how do containers ports work?

Container ports can be gigantic like the Shanghai container port through which over 40 000 000 TEUs* pass each year or small local single quays possibly relying on the gears (cranes) of the arriving vessel for the loading operations.
They can be fully automated – calling upon automated cranes, handling and repositioning equipment – or can rely on a qualified workforce operating specialized equipment and cranes.

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Transportation – linear feet, linear meters

an icon to illustrate our article on linear feet and linear meters

What are linear feet? What are linear meters?

A linear foot or a linear meter are, as they sound like, a foot or a meter in a line – a length of 1 foot or 1 meter. 5 linear meters describe a line 5 meters long.

In the field of transport, these linear meters or feet are used as a measurement of how much space is used in a truck. This linear footage or meters measurement is used notably for the pricing of LTL partload or LTL volume services.

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Incoterms® training – 2010, 2020 changes

The 7 Incoterms®changes between the 2010 and 2020 edition and which we cover in our Incoterms® training.

In this Incoterms training, we discuss the new 2020 Incoterms® list and the 7 main changes from the 2010 edition.

Incoterms® (from International Commercial Terms) are a widely accepted set of rules and standards used in domestic and international trade.

“Incoterms” is a trademark of the International Chamber of Commerce. They are commonly known and recognized by their 3 letter abbreviations (EXW, FOB, DDP…). They are update on a regular basis and in this short training, we present the main differences between the 2010 and the 2020 edition.

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DPU Incoterms® video

A visual representation of the new 2020 Incoterm DPU, Delivered at Place Unloaded. Extract from our Incoterms training.

In the 2020 edition of the Incoterms®, the previous DAT (Delivered At Terminal) Incoterms has been renamed to DPU (Delivered at Place Unloaded) with the goal of emphasizing the fact that the place of destination can be any place not only a “terminal”, but there are more.

Find our more in the below a video extract from our Incoterms training, more specifically the DPU, Delivered at Place Unloaded Incoterms slide.

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