Informative

August 29, 2019 Informative 322

What is an Ocean Transportation Intermediary (OTI)?

An ocean transportation intermediary (OTI) is a company that is licensed by the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) to operate in the United States as an ocean freight forwarder, non-vessel operating common carrier (NVOCC), or both.

How to Apply for an OTI License. www.fmc.gov

 

What is an OTI Bond?

OTI bonds are required by the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) from all ocean freight forwarders (OFFs) and non-vessel-operating common carriers (NVOCCs) who wish to become licensed as ocean transportation intermediaries (OTI) and operate in the United States.

The cost of your OTI bond depends on its bonding amount– whether it’s a $50,000, $75,000, $96,000, or $150,000 bond. When determining the rate or surety premium of a bond, sureties base it on the total bonding amount and make it a percentage thereof.

To determine your rate, sureties look at your personal credit score first and foremost, and at other financial and business-related items, such as your financial statements or industry experience.

If you have a high credit score and a solid business history you can expect to receive a standard market rate: from 1%-5% of the total amount of your bond. If your credit score isn’t that high, the surety will typically offer a rate that’s between 5%-10% of the bonding amount.

So, to obtain a NVOCC bond at standard rates for a licensed U.S. entity you would have to pay between $750 and $3,750.

For complete details visit Lance Surety Bonds website. www.suretybonds.org
Complete List of Registered OTIs / NVOCCs 2019 By FMC Records 364KB

 

August 20, 2019 Informative 247

EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburgpermalink

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EuroAirport is one of the few airports in the world operated jointly by two countries, in this case France and Switzerland. It is governed by a 1949 international convention. The headquarters of the airport’s operations are located in Blotzheim, France. The airport is located completely on French soil; however, it has a Swiss customs area connected to Basel by a 2.5 km (1.6 mi) long customs road, thus allowing air travelers access into Switzerland bypassing French customs clearance. The airport is operated via a state treaty established in 1946 wherein the two countries (Switzerland and France) are granted access to the airport without any customs or other border restrictions. The airport’s board has 8 members each from France and Switzerland and two advisers from Germany.

This airport has three different IATA airport codes: BSL (Basel) is the Swiss code, MLH (Mulhouse) is the French code and EAP (EuroAirport) is the neutral code.

And It could possibly have four, if Germany had wanted to assign it of their own too. Normally all airports are assigned a single IATA airport code.

August 20, 2019 Informative 1,300

IATA 3-Letter Codes of Airports

Below is a comprehensive list of cities and airports throughout the world. In the list are many locations where you most likely enter a country. The list shows 3-letter location identifier codes predominantly for airports and some cities as well.
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August 17, 2019 Informative 2,383

Ocean Carrier SCAC Code List

Carrier Name (Abbreviated)
Carrier Name
SCAC code
ACL
Atlantic Container Line
ACLU
Alianca
Alianca
ANRM
AML
Alaska Marine Lines
AKMR
ANL
Australia National Line
ANNU
APL
American President Lines
APLU
Arkas
Arkas Container Transport S.A.
ARKU
ARRC
Atlantic Ro-Ro Carriers Inc
AROF
Bahri
Bahri / National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia
NSAU
BCL
Bermuda Container Line
BCLU
CGL
Central Gulf Lines, Inc
CEGL
CCNI
Compagnia Chilena de Navigacion Interoceanica SA
CNIU
CHIPOLBROK
Chinese-Polish Joint Stock Shipping Company
CPJQ
CMA CGM
Compagnie Maritime d Affretement Compagnie Generale Maritime
CMDU
CNC Line
Cheng Lie Navigation Co.,Ltd
11DX
COSCO
COSCO Container Lines
COSU
Crowley
Crowley
CMCU/CAMN
CSAV
Compania Sud Americana de Vapores
CHIW
CSAV Norasia
CSAV Norasia
NSLU
CSCL
China Shipping Container Lines Co
CHNJ
Delmas
Delmas
DAAE
Dole
Dole Ocean Cargo Express
DOLQ
Ecuadorian Line
Ecuadorian Line
EQLI
Eimskip
Eimskip
EIMU/EIMW
Emirates
Emirates Shipping Line
ESPU
Eukor
Eukor
EUKO
Evergreen
Evergreen Line
EGLV
FESCO
Far Eastern Shipping Company
FESO
GAL
Galborg
GFAL
Grieg Star
Grieg Star Shipping
ACSU
Grimaldi
Grimaldi
GRIU
GSL
Gold Star Line Ltd.
GSLU
GWF
Great White Fleet
UBCU
GES
Great Eastern Shipping Inc.
GESC
HAMBURG SUD
Hamburg Sud
SUDU
Hapag Lloyd
Hapag Lloyd Container Line
HLCU
HMM
Hyundai Merchant Marine Co., Ltd.
HDMU
Hoegh
Hoegh Autoliners
HUAU
Horizon
Horizon Lines
HRZU
Hyde Shipping
Hyde Shipping
HYDU
ICL
Independent Container Line
IILU
IMC
Industrial Maritime Carriers (Intermarine)
IDMC
Interocean Lines
Interocean Lines
INOC
K Line
Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.
KKLU
King Ocean
King Ocean Services
KOSL
KMTC
Korea Marine Transport Co., Ltd.
KMTU
Libra
Companhia Libra de Navegacao
CLIB
LGL
Liberty Global Logistics, LLC
LGLT
Linea Messina
Linea Messina
LMCU
Maersk
Maersk Line
MAEU
Marfret
Marfret Compagnie Maritime
MFTU
Maruba
Maruba
MRUB
Matson
Matson
MATS
MCC
MCC Transport Pte. Ltd.
MCCQ
MISC
Malaysia International Shipping Corporation Berhad
MISC
MSC
Mediterranean Shipping Company
MSCU
NDS
Nile Dutch Africa Line
NIDU
Neptune
Neptune Shipping Line
NOSU
Nordana
Nordana Line
NODA
Ocean Network Express
Ocean Network Express (ONE Line)
ONEY
OOCL
Orient Overseas Container Line Ltd.
OOLU
PHT
Pasha Hawaii Transport Lines
PSHI
PIL
Pacific International Lines
PCIU
PMO
PM&O Lines
PMOL
PL
Polynesia Line
PLLU
Rickmers Line
Rickmers Linie
RCKI
Safmarine
Safmarine
SAFM
Sallaum
Sallaum Lines
SLAQ
SAM
Samskip, Inc.
SKII
SCI
The Shipping Coporation of India Ltd.
SCIU
Seaboard Marine
Seaboard Marine
SMLU
SeaFreight
SeaFreight Line
SEFN
Seago
Seago Line
SEJJ
Siem Car
Siem Car Carriers AS
SCYE
Sinokor
Sinokor Merchant Marine Co.,Ltd
SKLU
Swire
Swire Shipping
CHVW
TS
Thorco Shipping
THZS
TSC
TOHO Shipping Co., Ltd
TOHO
TOT
TOTE Maritime
TOTE
Turkon
Turkon Line Inc
TRKU
UAL
Universal Africa Lines
UALC
USL
US Lines
USLU
WEC
West European Container Lines
WECU
Westwood
Westwood Shipping Lines
WWSU
WHL
Wan Hai Lines
22AA
WLS
World Logistics Service (USA) Inc
WDLS
WWL
Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics
WLWH
YML
Yang Ming Line
YMLU
ZIM
ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd
ZIMU

 

August 17, 2019 Informative 226

British Ton vs US Ton vs Metric Ton (Tonne)

British Ton
US Ton
Metric Ton
2240 lbs
2000 lbs
1000 kgs

If the World of Metrics wasn’t already confusing enough for you, just look at below.

The British ton is the long ton, which is 2240 pounds, and the U.S. ton is the short ton which is 2000 pounds.

Both tons are actually defined in the same way. 1 ton is equal to 20 hundredweight. It is just the definition of the hundredweight that differs between countries. In the U.S. there are 100 pounds in the hundredweight, and in Britain there are 112 pounds in the hundredweight. This causes the actual weight of the ton to differ between countries.

To distinguish between the two tons, the smaller U.S. ton is called short, while the larger British ton is called long.

There is also an third type of ton called the metric ton, equal to 1000 kilograms, or approximately 2204 pounds. The metric ton is officially called tonne. The SI standard calls it tonne, but the U.S. Government recommends calling it metric ton.

August 12, 2019 Informative 265

Boeing 747-400F (Freighter): Specification

Metric Imperial
Maximum take-off weight 396 900 kg 875 000 lbs
Maximum revenue payload 113 000 kg 249 000 lbs
Dimensions
Wing span 64,40 m 211 ft
Height 19,40 m 63 ft
Overall length 70,70 m 232 ft
Cabin width (floor level) 5,90 m 19 ft
Cabin length 56,40 m 185 ft
Typical volume capacity
Main Deck 610,1 m3 21645 ft3
Lower compartments (bellies) 130,3 m3 4601 ft3
Bulk 14,7 m3 520 ft3

The 747-400F (Freighter) is an all freight version of the 747-400. While using the updated systems and wing design of the passenger versions, it features the original short upper deck found on the classic 747s to reduce weight. The 747-400F has a maximum takeoff weight of 875,000 pounds (396,890 kg) and a maximum payload of 274,100 pounds (124,330 kg). The -400F can be easily distinguished from the passenger -400 by its shorter upper-deck hump and lack of windows along the main deck.

The model’s first flight was on May 4, 1993, and entered service with Cargolux on November 17, 1993. Major customers included Atlas Air, Cargolux, China Airlines, Korean Air, Nippon Cargo Airlines, Polar Air Cargo, and Singapore Airlines.

The 747-400F has a main deck nose door and a mechanized cargo handling system. The nose door swings up so that pallets or containers up to 40 ft (12 m) can be loaded straight in on motor-driven rollers. An optional main deck side cargo door (like the 747-400M Combi) allows loading of dimensionally taller cargo modules. A lower deck (“belly”) side door allows loading of unit load devices (ULD) up to 163 cm in height. Boeing delivered 126 Boeing 747-400F aircraft with no unfilled orders as of November 2009. The last -400F was delivered to Nippon Cargo Airlines on August 2, 2008.

A 2008 747-400F value new was $101 million, a 2003 aircraft was leased $400,000 per month in 2019 for a $29 million value while a B747-400BCF was priced at around $10 million.

Source en.wikipedia.org