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.
Shippers recently have received a GRI announcement from carriers - “that starting from June 20th 2021 (BL date) we will be implementing a General Rate Increase 100 USD per container”. Before we answer your question when you should NOT pay GRI or better to say when you can claim GRI waiver, let’s demystify this fee.
With the current cargo transportation landscape of highest ever freight rates, excessive delays and few free time days at the destination now is the time for importers to change the “old ways" how they handle cargo claims in order to stop absorbing losses in the the post “corona economy”.There are few important reasons why in the cargo claim process we consider consignees to have the most important role to support cargo claims recovery. Regardless of Incoterms, geographical location or business size.
3 essential evidence gathering steps to recover cargo losses from liable carriers and settle your claims much faster. Applying these tips will make importer stand out head and shoulders above the rest of the shippers in the cargo claims pool. I know because these are the things I looked for when I worked for the shipping line and these are exactly the things Recoupex team present to carriers now to settle claims on behalf of hundreds of exporters and importers Globally.
In cargo claims, if exporters and importers are not making the effort to learn how to do things the right way, you’ll be making mistakes that will cost you tons of time and money.
Now, before we get into who is responsible for what, our team at Recoupex wanna make a point about this industry: cargo claims are NOT easy. You’re playing a competitive game with other people who are all trying to make money too by putting the blame on someone else.
In the supply chain there are usually 3 areas of responsibility: pre shipment, transit and post shipment.