If you are not a seasoned importer of goods it may prove frustrating when following the process of organizing and keeping up to date with the progress of your shipment. We hope this small guide will help to shed some light on some of the obscurity!
Bill of Lading (B/L or BOL)
On 29th August, Hunt Deltel had the pleasure of hosting a group of Independent School A-Level students who visited the Fleet Logistics Centre at Zone 14, accompanied by their Business Studies teacher Mrs. Tainy Payet. The students learned about the diverse portfolio of activities being operated by the company and the wide range of career opportunities which can be explored within such a group.
A stone ‘s throw away from Hunt Deltel Fleet Logistics Centre on Zone 14 of Ile du Port, the
newly constructed salt storage warehouse is the most recent of the group’s property development project.
As part of Hunt, Deltel's CSR plan for 2016, the company has partnered with SIDS Youth Aims Hub (SYAH-Seychelles), a youth-led NGO promoting and advancing sustainable development projects through youth education, empowerment and action. This dynamic NGO is currently undertaking the Marine Debris Challenge, hosted by Positive Change for Marine Life based in Australia.
Daring to be Different
The Crystal Esprit promises its passengers the luxuries of a super yacht with the convenience of a cruise ship.
At 85m in length, with minimal draft, the yacht-like vessel can visit secluded harbours, coves and islands which are not necessarily accessible to larger cruise ships.
GBA Ships is the management company overseeing the running of the vessel Logos Hope with the agreed aim of "bringing knowledge, help and hope to the people of the world"
Claudia, as Customer Service & Sales Manager, how would you explain to a first-time shipper how the Groupage service works?
Groupage is also known as consolidated cargo, part cargo or LCL shipment(Less than a Container-Load). This is when a ‘group’ of individual importers share the space within one container and the shipping costs are split proportionately.
Essentially, stevedoring would have begun as early on as when ships started bringing goods into the country.
The "Seychellois" story of stevedoring as we know it today however can be said to have begun with a certain Capt. Jouanis. This gentleman built a lighter vessel (or barge) of 20 tons in the early 1900s, which was initially towed to and from the outer harbour by a pirogue of 12 oars. This lighter vessel and the fleet of new additions which followed would collect break bulk cargo to bring back to shore to be offloaded by stevedores at the port.
Stevedoring is an occupation which involves loading and unloading of cargo on ships, as well as all the logistics and administrative work associated with this.
The word stevedore is thought to originate in Portugal or Spain, and entered the English language through its use by sailors. It started as a phonetic spelling of “estivador” in Portuguese or “estibador” in Spanish, meaning a man who stuffs. (And in the shipping world, the word 'stuffing' is indeed used for 'loading' a container.)
Remote Container Movement software enables us to continuously monitor the status of our reefer cargo. It receives vital information such as temperature, pressure, plug-in status and alarms. The information is received irrespective of whether a reefer is at sea, en route or in a terminal.