Industry Insights

Insights into the haulage and supply chain industry

Consequences of using incorrect Incoterms®

Consequences of using incorrect Incoterms®

What are Incoterms®? Incoterms® are international commercial terms mandating and communicating how the cost, risks and obligations are allocated and shared among each respective party involved in the international transportation and delivery of goods and cargo.  Established by the International Chamber of Commerce in 1936, it is recognized and enforced worldwide by governments, legal trade authorities […]

Zero-rated vs GST charges for Container Haulage Services

Zero-rated vs GST charges for Container Haulage Services

Like all services in Singapore, container haulage services are also subject to Goods & Services Tax. However, did you know that certain items in your invoices are zero-rated? What is GST? Also known as Value Added Tax (VAT) in many other countries, Goods and Services Tax (GST) is a consumption tax that is levied on […]

What happens during Container Inspection at depots?

What happens during Container Inspection at depots?

What is container inspection, and why is this a necessary process conducted at container depots? The role of Container Depots The owners of shipping containers could either be a shipping line like Hapag Lloyd, or a container leasing company. These container owners usually make agreements with one or more container depots in different countries and/cities, […]

Road Safety: Staying Out of a Truck’s Blind Spots

Road Safety: Staying Out of a Truck’s Blind Spots

Though many assume truck drivers have a better view of the road because they are higher off the ground and have larger mirrors, trucks actually have bigger blind spots. Staying in a truck’s blind spot means that the truck driver cannot see you or your car, posing a huge safety risk and potentially leading to […]

Misdeclaration of Dangerous Goods

Misdeclaration of Dangerous Goods

Defining Dangerous Goods What comes to your mind when you think of the phrase ‘dangerous goods’? Explosives? Guns? Fair enough, but what we’re dealing with is actually slightly more complex than what we perceive. Dangerous goods come in various forms; solids, liquids, gases, pungent, odourless, a mixture of substances, a manufactured product, but all share […]

What is OOJ, and why are hauliers charging it?

What is OOJ, and why are hauliers charging it?

OOJ stands for Out-Of-Jurong, and is an additional charge from hauliers for trips that go out of the Jurong area in Singapore. The OOJ charge is only applicable in Singapore, but may take on other forms in other countries. Why are hauliers charging OOJ? As most depots and ports are located in the west of […]