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.
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.
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
Reefer malfunction is a huge and widespread issue in cargo claims, leading to billions of dollars in total losses.
There are several reasons for heating damage:
Reefer equipment malfunction
85% of coffee damage in transit is due to water ingress and not condensation.
Unfortunately, very few coffee traders know how to recover losses from liable parties when coffee cargo is damaged.
If your coffee cargo was damaged because of water ingress, you should prove this by the following facts, namely:
1) Pre-inspection of the container was carried out and documented
In the document below we show you why when shipping onions, your cargo could be rejected and what you do to make sure you get compensation from the liable carrier: No Pre-shipment Survey Report results in the inability to prove pre-shipment and stuffing conditions and quality of the cargo.