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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve put together some of our most frequently asking questions to do with shipping and global logistics, which we receive via our clients and new enquiries. We hope these answers may provide some help.

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Container Specifications

Container Specifications

Containers come in different shapes and sizes and can vary depending on the age of the container and the manufacturer. Each container has a unique identification number that allows it to be traced around the world as it travels from port to port.

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INCOTERMS

INCOTERMS

What are INCOterms?

INCOterms or International Commercial Terms are a series of pre-defined commercial terms published by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) relating to international commercial law. They are widely used in International commercial transactions or procurement processes as the use in international sales is encouraged by trade councils, courts and international lawyers.

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Tips for New Traders

Tips for New Traders

Are you new to Exporting or Importing?

Wondering how to export from Britain? If you’re a manufacturer and looking to take your business,  brand and products globally find out your best route to new international markets with some of our tips for exporters and importers.

At Wallis Shipping our expert staff have put together a handy little guide to help you with the main aspects to consider and ask when looking to start exporting or i

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Verified Gross Mass (VGM) Container Weights

Verified Gross Mass (VGM) Container Weights

From July 1st 2016 container weights will need to be verified by exporters and shippers before loading onto a vessel. Effective from July 1st 2016, the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has amended the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Convention and new rules will be in effect for shippers to report the verified gross mass (VGM) of containers. The weights determined in this way will be used shipping lines for the stowage on the container ships.

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Useful Links

Useful Links

Click on the links below to connect with some useful freight forwarding contacts and export / import information resources that we have found to be very helpful. If there is something else that you can’t find here simply click on the purple information box below.

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