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【Special Edition】Summary of the specifications of the truck / trailer used for domestic transportaion in Thailand! Size, loadable weight, refrigerated / frozen, milk run, security, GPS etc will be explained.

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Various types of trucks are used for domestic cargo transportation in Thailand. It is required to select appropriate trucks based on cargo conditions such as weight, size, height and temperature control. This time we would like to explain the specifications of each truck used in Thailand and the transportation method using these trucks. Type/Size/Feature of truck 4Wheel track This is 4 Wheel truck, or a truck called a pickup truck. If the cargo weight is 1 ton or less and up to 2 pallets, this truck can transport. It is a truck that can arrange with the cheapest price. Specification of 4Wheel truck · Width: 1 m · Length: 2.2 […]

The difference between Free Time and Detention. We will explain how to count the Free Period at the port and the reference cost of Demurrage/Detention in Japan.

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There are things you need to check when shipping cargo. It’s free time and detention. If you neglect this confirmation beforehand, it will cost you when there is some trouble after the cargo arrives at the port. What is Free Time? It is a period of keeping cargo at the terminal for free of charge when importing cargo by sea shipment. After the Free Time, the penalty of excessing storage called “Demurrage” occurs. The length of the Free Time depends on each shipping company though. It is generally 7 to 14 days. In the case of reefer containers and dangerous goods cargo, Free Time is shorter than general cargo. It […]

The logistics flow of Ocean Export by FCL and LCL. How the cargo will be delivered to the customers in overseas.

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When cargo is transported by sea, how does cargo be carried and delivered to the Consignee? Unlike domestic transport, the cargo is delivered through various steps in international transportation. This time, we will explain the flow of international transport from cargo pick-up to delivery of the cargo. 1. Loading the cargo into container/truck FCL(Full Container Loading) delivery case The cargo produced at the factory is ready for shipment. At this time the cargo is just packed on the carton box or it is loaded on a pallet. The cargo that is ready for shipment is loaded into a container with a forklift, hand lift, or by hand. In general, it […]

Who is responsible for the cargo damage in International Logistics? The reason of packing cargoes and insurance are great importance for international cargo delivery.

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Packing is very important if we want to carry cargoes safely. Especially in international transportation, there is possibility everywhere that cargoes may be damaged. Here we are going to discuss what kind of methods we should take against cargo damaging. First let us explain how cargo damage occurs during transportation. Where the cargo damage occurs? ・During the process of loading cargoes into truck/container at the factory Products are loaded into trucks or containers by human hands, forklifts, cranes, etc. And the most of the problems in this process are caused by human errors. For example, dropping of the cargoes or operation mistakes of forklifts can definitely damage the cargoes. Cranes […]

Report of visit Leam Chabang Port & Lat Krabang ICD. This is the Major port in ASEAN – Keep developing port in Thailand

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We recently participated in the inspection of Laem Chabang Port / Lat Krabang ICD sponsored by the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Bangkok, so we would like to share that information. It was a valuable experience that we can hear the explanation directly from those who are operating at Leam Chabang port and Lat Krabang ICD. Laem Chabang Port Mr. Sorop, Director Enginnering at LCB port, explained about Laem Chabang Port for us. History of Laem Chabang Port It is a major port in Thailand which opened in Chonburi Province in Thailand in 1987 and has been developed since then. The size of the land is 1,700 hectares […]

Which has the benefit, FLC or LCL? Explained how to calculate the BreakEve point of LCL shipment from Thailand

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When we arrange exporting the cargo by sea shipment, there are the way of FCL and LCL shipment delivery. FCL means “Full Container Load”, so the container will be filled with only one shipper. On the other hand, LCL is “Less than Container Load”. There are multiple shippers for loading the cargo together to fill the container. We have to understand the difference of the benefit between FCL and LCL shipment. There are a couple customers which did not know it and made the problem unfortunately. In order to avoid the problem caused by misunderstanding of FCL and LCL benefit, we will explain these difference and we will point out […]

What is the difference between House B/L and Master B/L? Explanation of the Advantage and Disadvantage of House/Master as Freight Forwarder

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In general, we do booking to the forwarders when arranging for sea export. The customer will be issuing B/L (shipping certificate) at the time of handling, and the customer can choose to use either House B/L or Master B/L. Houses B/L and Master B/L have advantages and disadvantages, so it is important to tell the forwarders at the time of booking after understanding the difference correctly. We now explain the difference between House B/L and Master B/L below. What is House B/L & Master B/L? In B/L, there are types such as Original B/L, Surrender B/L, Sea Waybill etc. The difference between House B/L and Master B/L is simply the […]

What is the difference between Freight Prepaid and Freight Collect? Need to consider the risk of collecting money with right Logistics knowledge

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This time I would like to explain the difference between ”Freight Prepaid” and “Freight Collect” described in B / L. You will understand the difference easily by translating each words in English. Freight: Fare to transport the goods Prepaid: Pay in advance Collect: To take something such as money and tax So Freight Prepaid is the fare paid in advance, which means that the exporter(Shipper) will pay the fare. On the other hand, Freight Collect is to take the fare at the importer(Consignee) side. Who pay the fare? Freight Prepaid: Shipper pay the fare Freight Collect: Consignee pay the fare What is the fare? The fare in this case is […]

Instruction of how to write B/L. Explained the risk of B/L mistake and how to minimize the B/L problem

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B/L (bill of lading) is a document issued when we send a cargo to a foreign country, and it is a very important document to be used by the importinging side to receive cargo as well. This time we will explain the major subjects that must be written in B/L and will explain about some problems due to mistakes in B/L. The format of B/L may be different from Shipping Lines and Forwarders, but basically they are almost common. [Related articles] What is B/L in Logistics? Explained B/L role and flow with illustrations Main subjects of “Bill of Lading” ① Ship Line name / ② B/L number / ③ Shipper […]

How to make booking of Ocean Export Cargo to Forwarder?Explained the procedure of FCL Sea Shipment

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When you want to export a cargo to overseas by sea shipment, how do you proceed the shipment? You may have an experiences of sending a small cargo by courier service such as EMS or DHL, but there is not so much opportunity to send a cargo by sea shipment at the individual level. This time we will explain procedures and cargo flow when we export a cargo by sea shipment. Be noted it is describe for FCL shipment. 1. Send Booking Request to Forwarder If you want to export a cargo overseas, you should inform the Forwarder of the reservation. Basically the booking request should be informed by e-mail. […]

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