Our team of legal experts give you inside info on the legal world of cargo claims – from how to avoid losses and prevent cargo claims to taking pictures that can win a court case.
We are taking a look at water damage, the main culprit of cargo damage and a potential cargo claim. We will look at the causes of water damage, how to prevent damage, and or loss and should you need to claim, what documents you need to make your cargo claim successful!
Now more than ever it is important to save your money and take all measures possible to safeguard your business. As a small or midsize business, you’re no doubt familiar with the stress of operating on tight margins, and you know how valuable even a small amount of cost-savings can be to your bottom line.
The cargo claims market will see no disruption as shippers and freight forwarders are finding alternative ways to move their cargo and realise the importance of recovering monies from liable carriers in these unstable times. Exporters are now finding new business relations and expanding to different countries to keep their product moving meaning Cargo Claims now, and in the long-term will not be affected as cargo is simply redirected to other countries.
There can be many reasons for a Cargo Claim, but it is up to you, the claimant/shipper to make sure you identify the reason and submit evidence accordingly along with photographs or even video evidence.
There are many reasons for cargo abandonment… and under the shipping lines ‘Merchant Clause’ the carrier could well pursue you the Freight Forwarder for outstanding monies…