Liability due to incorrect temperature setting

In this article I will examine a reader’s question as below, regarding Reefer containers, PTI and liability due to incorrect temperature setting..

We booked a shipment with a shipping line and we asked the containers temp should be +10, however the PTI was made -10 which damaged our goods.

Now the question is are we responsible as shippers or our transporters to check the temperature in the container before stuffing? or to verify the PTI report? knowing that our Bill of Lading read +10 as we requested. Continue Reading

Can the shipping line be held liable..??

Cargo is moving from A to C under a through bill of lading.. B is the transhipment port.. There are some customs inspections at transhipment point B for which the shipping line is asking the client to pay..

Client says that the shipping line should be liable..

Can the shipping line be held liable..?? Contribute your thoughts.. Continue Reading

Part Bill of Lading to the rescue..

When answering my last post Question regarding cargo under Letter of Credit, I mentioned that part bills could be a solution for two shipments in a same container where part of the cargo is covered by L/C and the other part is not..

However, there are several criteria/requirement in order for the carrier to be able to issue Part Bills of Lading and for the customer to accept Part Bills of Lading for this particular scenario..

We will examine these criteria/requirements in this post.. Continue Reading

A Chinese company has defrauded me.. Who can help me..??

A Chinese company has defrauded me.. Who can help me..??

Seems to be a very popular question/issue within the international trading arena.. Is there a solution or recourse to the buyer..??

It would be interesting to see how many other readers have had such experiences and if anyone has been successful in getting back any of the monies from the people that defrauded you..?? Continue Reading

Help, I am being held to ransom by destination agent of NVOCC operator..

A question from an importer who alleges being held to ransom by the destination agent of an NVOCC Operator to pay exorbitant charges towards issuance of Delivery Order..

What are the legal implications and recourse for the importer.. Help out our reader.. Continue Reading

Shipping cargo without insurance – reader question

Shipping your cargo without insurance.. Hmmmmm, not a very smart idea.. Several pitfalls await those who attempt this.. Here’s a question from a reader based on their historical experience.. All comments welcome on this situation.. Continue Reading