Posts Tagged ‘broker freight’

Chinese Ocean Freight Carriers Making Plans

Friday, May 14th, 2010

Chinese international ocean freight carrier Zhejiang Ocean Shipping is the latest Chinese shipping interest to announce plans for a new shipbuilding phase to help drive its future growth in China and the world. Reports from the shipbuilding industry indicate this Chinese freight carrier has been at work setting up the funding and laying the ground work for the building and delivery of 10 new capsizes that will add significantly to the ability of this Chinese shipping company to deliver ocean freight in the future.

At present it has been reported that Zhejiang Ocean Shipping has a fleet of about 15 capesizes and panamaxes working the trade lanes of the world. 10 new capsizes will enhance the ability of this Chinese freight carrier to move dry bulk freight, but these 10 new capsizes most likely won’t be seen in the ports of the world until sometime in 2011 or beyond.

The shipping interests of Zhejiang province have been busy ordering new bulk freight carrier vessels to keep the business of freight moving in China. Last week, another Chinese shipping company doing business in Zhejiang province apparently put in an order for 21 new vessels to transport bulk freight. Does this mean Zhejiang province is preparing to put itself on the front line of China’s desire to lead the Chinese ocean freight carrier industry into the century of the environment? The shipping company in this case, Zosco, has a good reputation in the world of freight shipping and this expansion could be the first move in the international game of chess we call the freight shipping business.

If this is the goal of Zosco the company still has a long road ahead of it trying to spread its propeller-print around the world of freight. The current fleet of Zosco is going to need some help in this goal and the arrival of 21 new freight vessels is going to go a long way in helping Zosco achieve its future goals.

FREIGHT MOVING, SHOP TALK

Monday, July 13th, 2009

Here is some freight moving lingo that may help you in the future.

PUP TRAILER – PUP TRAILER IS A 20’ TRAILER PRIMARILY USED IN BY MOTOR FREIGHT CARRIERS.

LOW BOY – DOUBLE DROP TRIALER COULD ALSO REFER TO RGN

SINGLE DROP – STEP DECK TRAILER

CAN – 20’ OR 40’ CONTAINER

BOX TRAILER – 48’ OR 53’ VAN TRAILER

DEMURRAGE – DETENTION TIME

STRIPPING – DUNNAGE USED TO SEPARATE PIPE OR OTHER COMMODITIES

CHALKS – TRIANGLER PIECES OF WOOD OR METAL USED TO HOLD PIPE OR OTHER ROUND COMMODITIES

COVERED WAGON – CONASTOGA TRAILER; LOOKS LIKE A OLD FASHION COVERED WAGON

V-BOARDS – USED WITH PRODUCE OR DRUMMED MATERIAL.

PIPE STAKES – USUALLY 2 TO 4 FEET IN LENGTH MADE OF STEEL TO HOLD PIPE ON THE TRAILER

PROTECTORS – L SHAPED MADE OF WOOD OR STEEL USED TO PROTECT DELICATE MATERIAL FROM THE STRAPS.

for more information on freight moving, contact Jose at
jose@momentumtransport.com

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Freight moving, don’t be mislead

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

I was recently told of a scam here in Texas. There is a transportation company booking broker freight, then reposting as there freight at higher rate with no intentions of paying the new carrier. The new carrier did over $100,000.00 worth of business with the broker. The broker company is currently being investigated by federal, state and local law enforcement.

So when booking a load with a broker due your homework and see if they are a reputable company. Check their ratings on safersys.org and BBB.

for more information on freight moving, contact Jose at
jose@momentumtransport.com

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Quotes, Info. needed for a proper freight quote

Friday, June 26th, 2009

Useful tips for getting a freight quote

1. Get Origin – City, State and Zip

2. Get Destination – City, State and Zip

3. Pickup and Delivery dates

4. Discriptions of product/products (if construction equipment – Brand and Model number)

5. Dimensions – Length, Width, Height and Weight

6. Any special instructions (i.e. trailer type, tarps, stop offs, dunnage)

for more information on freight quotes, contact Jose at

jose@momentumtransport.com

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