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.

October 6, 2021

Easy Guide How to handle cargo claims

Guidelines for cargo claims handling and submission. Don’t just assume that if the importer suffered cargo loss or damage claim will be paid by the liable carrier. Often, when faced with a potential cargo claim, shippers and consignees feel daunted... With this guide, we simplify the claim process in seven easy steps! The truth is, only if shipper follow Recoupex guide, winning cargo claims will be much easier and faster.

October 6, 2021

How to be ahead of cargo claim game with first notice of loss

Cargo Claim defence, if submitted after the 3 day period after delivery, is more difficult and takes more time, because the burden of proof is on the cargo interest to show how exactly damage happened and why the carrier is liable. In this article we share the Cargo damage claim letter Sample, so importers cargo be ahead of the cargo claim game every time.

October 1, 2021

3 Biggest mistakes shippers make today, which cost them thousands of dollars

Shippers struggle with high freight rates, port congestion, equipment shortage, and very few free days at the destination. Some exporters take exorbitant risks when transporting fresh produce, which leads to hefty losses and cargo damage. Recoupex shares how Cutting corners when shipping reefer cargo, poor Packaging, inadequate stowing, and overweight cargo lead to cargo damages and lost cargo claims due to the exporter’s fault.

September 26, 2021

Reefer Cargo Total Loss Due To Late Release From The Port

Excessive delay to gate out the container from the port led to the entire cargo total loss requiring disposal, as well as incurring major demurrage and detention charges, both from the port authority as well as the shipping line who issued the erroneous freight invoice.  How importer can prove carrier’s negligence and win a cargo claim?

September 25, 2021

Coffee condensation and cargo claims

Shipping lines consider transit damages to coffee as an inherent vice and reject claims without even studying the documents. This is incorrect. Unfortunately, very few coffee traders know how to recover losses from liable parties when coffee cargo is damaged in transit.

Before pursuing a cargo claim against the carriers, shippers need to ensure that damage to coffee happened NOT because of condensation. Recoupex explains how shippers can protect the coffee from condensation damage.