• Condensation (ship/container or cargo sweat).
• Contact with rain, snow or sea water.
• Defective intermodal container, or ship-ping package.
• Flooding (cargo stored on inadequately drained surface).
• Hijacking of entire container and cargo.
• Inadequate security measures at storage, staging or
• Misrouting or non-delivery of cargo due to
• Sprinkler discharge.
• Theft and Pilferage Hazards
• Incompatible cargo stowed in the same hold or
• Wildlife and rodents.
• Ignition caused by friction, spontaneous combustion,
external heat and/or chemical sources.
• Smoke damage.
CAUSES OF LOSS
The figures in the following presentation, while based on our own loss experience, are of a sufficiently large volume of claims to be considered generally representative of the industry.
Approximately 80 percent of all cargo losses are preventable. The prudent ship-per recognizes that efforts in properly preparing, packing and marking shipments have a great influence on successful delivery of goods.
Attention to the basic principles and techniques of export packing will help reduce the loss of cargo due to pilferage, minimize damage from improper handling/storage and protect against water damage.
Customer satisfaction and repeat orders are only two of the benefits that stem from a professional approach to cargo shipment. Reductions of time and money spent in tracing, locating and making adjustments on lost, damaged or pilfered goods contribute to a better bottom line.