Archive: 2014

Bill of Lading (B/L)

Thursday, 27th November 2014

The Bill of lading (B/L) is considered as one of the most important documents as to the transportation of goods. For the shipment of any goods, a bill of lading is issued in exchange of the goods and acts as a receipt and a contract. The B/L is a document signed by a carrier (a […]

From A seafarer’s perspective: An interview with a Captain of an oil-tanker

Wednesday, 17th September 2014

An estimated 90% of world trade is transported through ocean going vessels, depending on approximately 1.3 million seafarers to operate the ships. As shipping business is executed by seafarers, worldwide trade is highly dependent on their performance. One cannot emphasise enough the powerful position and importance of that professional guild. It is evident that the […]

“Hanseatic Chartering Ltd”: A journey of self-discovery

Wednesday, 2nd July 2014

In the 14th Century North-Western German merchants formed a union setting aside state constraints with the aim of common economic interests known as the Hanseatic League. Gradually the leagues’ success developed into Hanseatic cities. In its florescence there were close to 200 seaside and landlocked cities, mostly clustered in the Northern European hemisphere. The reason […]