Freight Insurance Brokers | Cargo Insurance | Protect Yourself

April 7, 2017 0Shipping Blogs

Seeking out freight insurance brokers can be a nightmare for new importers and exporters. Freelance Shipping provides its clients with extra protection. We give our customers exclusive access to freight insurance every time they need help with ensuring their goods. How do you know which freight insurance brokers are good?

That’s the question that everybody asks us. We have partnered with a specific freight insurance firm that has given us competitive rates that can help you ensure your goods. When looking for the right freight insurance don’t look too far because we deliver the package.

Protection with Cargo insurance

Generally, all methods of transport should have some sort of cargo insurance. Freight insurance brokers can price goods depending on how fragile they may be. When you are planning your shipments out of different origins it would be highly advised that the importer take out some insurance. As an industry operative, we see cargo that has become damaged in transit. From Broken Glass, liquor, squished, torn and even weather damaged goods. Protecting your assets must be a priority. A freight insurance broker usually can take out insurance for your goods that are moving between countries. Cargo insurance is also declared when you obtain customs clearance for your cargo. The value of the insurance is submitted to customs.

Its Fragile but I’m having a bad day

Just remember that the cargo is traveling through so many hands and while your shipping agent is doing the best to ensure that the process runs smoothly, nobody can guarantee if the person loading the container is having a bad day and does not seem to care about the fragile sticker or instructions to load safely. We make an example from China. In China, your goods will be moving from the factory to the Depot for loading into the container if it’s an LCL service and then onto the boat.

The journey

From the boat, it will travel all the way to the destination. From there the container is unloaded by the wharf handles and the terminal operators putting it in the designated holding areas. Container yards then organize transport to bring the container back to the yard on their trucks. From there they unpack the container and put your goods into an allocated section in their warehouse awaiting collection. There may be other peoples goods in the container. You can imagine how many people are physically handling your freight. Don’t forget this also stands true for export cargo. Yes, we can help you ensure that too!

Overseas Insurance

When you receive insurance, if there is any cargo damage you can always claim via your cargo insurance. Sometimes suppliers or overseas shipping agents offer insurance but how practical is this?. Can you really ask your supplier or somebody from overseas to reimburse you for the amount of the goods bought? How can you take action against them?. In most circumstances, it’s very hard and costly. When you arrange your own insurance from an Australian Broker it’s just like car insurance. Hassle free and they do all the chasing offshore!. The insurance is called “ goods in transit” insurance.

You can have goods covered for as little as 50.00 AUD Australian for a 10,000 FOB value of the cargo. That’s little expense to ensure your covered if your cargo is damaged. We can help you obtain this insurance so your cargo is secure. Don’t become the victim of damaged cargo and trying to claim through the depot’s / terminals. They will just say that the items were incorrectly packed and will void the claim.

Need help with insurance? – Need A Free Quote?

If you need help with freight insurance we at Freelance Shipping can help you with general questions. We can quote and implement insurance for you straight away. Most times insurance cover can cost you as little as $100.00 AUD. It just depends on the value and the type of goods. Talk to us today if you need insurance for goods in transit. If your an importer that requires some professional advice, we’ll get you exclusive access to our freight insurance brokers who will sort out any queries straight away.


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