When it comes to shipping containers, age can take its toll. Loading cargo into a worn-out container can spell disaster if proper precautions aren’t taken. In this article, we’ll explore the common risks associated with subpar containers and provide you with a game plan to protect your cargo from potential damage.
The Perils of Water Ingress
Water ingress caused by rusty and dented container roofs poses a significant threat to cargo during transit. To safeguard your goods, it’s crucial to be aware of the container’s condition and take preventive measures:
Proving Container Quality for Cargo Claims
To hold the shipping line accountable for any cargo damage caused by a subpar container, exporters must be prepared to prove that the container’s deficiencies were not visible at the time of stuffing. Consider the following strategies:
Loading cargo in a poor-quality container can lead to disastrous consequences during transit. By following a strategic game plan, which includes reject container immediately with clearly visible defects or collect loading evidence proving that at the time of loading defects were not visible for the exporter.
Don’t take chances with your valuable shipments—safeguard them from the perils of crappy containers.
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