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.

November 1, 2022

How to make sure grapes are not spoiled in transit?

Grapes are a very sensitive fruit for overseas transportation and cargo damage often arises. How to make sure Exporters prevent cargo from damages? What are the good practices to win cargo claims?

Preserving the grapes' original beauty is crucial since the buyer will always prefer a gorgeous bunch to a plain one.

Transporting grapes as cargo requires a special methodology that needs to be handled with care. All currently common forms of transportation for grapes can be used; all that is required to ensure grape preservation is that all rules be followed.

October 16, 2022

How to make sure reefer cargo is not spoiled in transit?

Claims involving reefer containers are a common issue. Commodities that are transported in refrigerated containers require customized temperature and environment control. The most frequent causes of damage include reefer container malfunction, excessive periods of power, and incorrect temperature settings. Losses may be avoided for shippers to gather evidence and pursue cargo claims recoveries. 

October 16, 2022

How to prevent avocado claims in 5 steps

Avocado transit damages and cargo claims. Avocados are being transported ever-greater distances from their original locations, particularly from South, Central America and South Africa. There are a number of factors that need to be considered to guarantee the effective and damage-free delivery of avocados, so your best strategy should be loss prevention.

September 28, 2022

Why a picture is worth a thousand words in cargo claims?

Photographic evidence is one of the first necessities when making a claim.

You just pick the smartphone and take some photos!

There are several pieces of advice for making photos for claim goals, namely:

1) Photograph the outside of the container clearing showing the container number on the side panel and door.

2) Photograph all damage to the container: holes, dents, damaged door gaskets, extreme rust, and visible water lines on the exterior of the container due to submersion.

September 28, 2022

How to stuff cargo as a Pro?

Your cargo is transported by ship at sea. Just imagine this extreme force and possible danger for your cargo.

That is why we should follow the next crucial procedures during stuffing a container.

Make sure that the container is selected according to the type of cargo you are going to load

DON'T load weight over the payload limits of the container

DON'T load weight above the road regulations applicable on the transit

Make sure that weight is evenly distributed throughout the container