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Carrier liability is not enough to protect you and your cargo from damage during overseas transit. Find out how to safeguard your assets.
The risk of damage to containers and packages when shipping overseas is extremely high. Mishandling of packages are common, but only the beginning of your concerns. Weather can introduce a number of damaging factors to cargo both directly in indirectly. Moisture is, of course, the primary concern, be it from humidity, rain, or the sea. On top of that, ships do sink occasionally.
Of course, the only way to avoid that is to choose another method of delivery, so we won’t concern ourselves with the off chance the whole boat goes down.
As for the other concerns, you want to do everything you can to protect your assets. There are three things you absolutely should do when choosing to ship overseas, especially large packages or containers.
The downside of insurance is that you have to prove how and when damage occurs. When these incidents occur overseas, they are handled differently than in the US, so you want to protect yourself as much as possible. This is why we suggest number two:
If your big shipments are not physically and financially protected from damage, your company can suffer a devastating loss. Invest in a few solid measures to keep your product safe, and protect your sale, reputation, cargo, and bottom line. Contact Packnet for a custom solution to your packaging and shipping needs: 952-944-9124.