Category: Operations

Line Displacement – an Explanation

10th July 2012 phil Operations 9 Comments

I was lecturing a month or so ago when a delegate asked me what Line Displacement was. I said it was a procedure that the cargo inspector carried out to check the shore line content before and after loading. It occurred to me that I didn’t really know what happened during this procedure, but I […]

Electronic Bills of Lading are here to stay!

21st June 2012 phil Operations 2 Comments

I was pleased to see the press release this week from Electronic Shipping Servives(ESS) advising that Preem have adopted Electronic B/Ls for their refineries in Sweden. See www.essdocs.com for further details. For those of you who have missed this revolution or are sceptical after the many attempts in the business eb/ls are a reality and […]