International Shipping & Freight Forwarding Blog

Do I Need Cargo Insurance For My International Freight Shipping?

Posted by Reid Malinbaum on Fri, Apr 21, 2017 @ 02:05 PM

Whether you’re a frequent importer/exporter or are shipping an item internationally for the first time, the question, "do I need cargo insurance?" is likely to pop into your mind.

In fact, you might even be thinking, “I’ve mailed things domestically one hundred times and it’s always been ok” or “they really can’t lose something THAT BIG, can they?” The simple fact is that international shipping involves many more hands than a domestic shipment and just because a container isn’t lost, that doesn't mean you won't experience a total loss.

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Tags: Cargo Insurance

How to Ship High Value Goods Without Losing Sleep

Posted by Reid Malinbaum on Fri, Mar 10, 2017 @ 03:07 PM

One size does NOT fit all.

We recently had a customer that shipped $650,000 worth of equipment in two small boxes to Hawaii. They up to their eyeballs in stress when they first arrived, but after going through these simple steps, their fears were put at ease, and their shipment arrived without any issues.

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Tags: air freight forwarding, Cargo Insurance

International Shipping ahead of a fire

Posted by Reid Malinbaum on Wed, Feb 11, 2015 @ 03:13 PM

Round Fire of Friday February 6, 2015

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Cargo Insurance Premiums Thus Far Unchanged by MOL Comfort Tragedy

Posted by Annette Leahy on Fri, Jul 19, 2013 @ 06:00 AM

On June 17, 2013, the MOL Comfort ocean container vessel fractured into 2 separate sections during severe weather conditions on the Indian Ocean. By July 10th, both the bow and stern segments of the ship had sunk some thousands of feet to the ocean bottom, and all cargo containers aboard the ship were lost in the watery depths.

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Tags: Cargo Insurance