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 4, 2020

How to make sense of cargo survey report?

The problem: when cargo damage is extensive or cargo insurance policy insists, the receiver has no other choice but to appoint a cargo surveyor. The price of the survey can […]
October 4, 2020

10 tips for Freight forwarders how to get rid of abandoned cargo losses

In any normal year, hundreds of thousands of containers filled with cargo are abandoned. WHEN A CARGO IS CONSIDERED TO BE ABANDONED…? There are many reasons for cargo abandonment ranging […]
October 4, 2020

Cargo insurance deductibles

How to release trapped cash which is below your insurance deductibles e.g. amounts you absorb after insurance pay for cargo damage.

September 13, 2020

Unseaworthiness and unfitness of the container as a cause of cargo damage

There are containers in the fleet of shipping lines that are 20-year-old. For some destinations majority of the containers are this age. It is in the shipper’s interest to protect himself by checking containers before loading cargo and taking clear evidence of preexisting container damage at the discharge, to make sure you get fairly paid for the damaged cargo.

September 13, 2020

If you do not know anything about cargo claims, do this ONE thing

Whether a carrier can limit liability will depend on the value, weight, and particulars of the cargo as described in the bill of lading.

If the shipper understands how this works, he won’t have to skip a beat on “package limitation” when claiming for fair compensation from the liable party for lost or damaged goods during transit.