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Marine Cargo

Differences between Sea Waybill & Bill of Lading

The sea waybill and bill of lading (B/L or BoL) are two common documents in marine claims and are pivotal in the transport of goods by sea, both domestically and internationally. 1. Bill of Lading It is essential for safeguarding the rights and obligations of all parties involved in the shipment of goods. Acts as

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Marine Survey

Reefer Cargo Surveys: Function and Role in Claims

Reefer cargo surveys are an essential component to ensure that products transported in reefer containers arrive in optimal condition, which means keeping the temperature of the products at a level where metabolic and microbiological deterioration is minimized. Reefer cargo, in this context, primarily refers to these categories of goods: Frozen Cargo: Mainly includes Frozen Food

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Marine Survey

Top Common Cargo Inspections

Cargo inspections acts as a checkpoint for the assurance of cargo integrity and compliance throughout its journey. These surveys are evaluations aimed at verifying the quantity, quality, and condition of goods before, during, and after transport. The scope of cargo surveys is vast, covering various types of cargo such as steels, grains, liquids (including petroleum

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Marine Survey

Nomenclatures & Roles in Marine Surveying

Marine surveying encompasses the critical assessment, inspection, and analysis of marine vessels and cargo. It involves evaluating the condition of ships, ensuring compliance with various regulatory standards, and assessing damages or risks associated with maritime transport. This sector is characterized by a labyrinth of titles and roles that differ widely across industries, companies, brokers, and

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Global risks

Piracy in 2024: Challenges in Marine Insurance

Piracy, a persistent threat in the maritime world, is increasingly relevant in 2024 for the shipping and insurance industries. The International Maritime Bureau’s Piracy Reporting Centre highlights a global rise in piracy activities against shipping in the first nine months of 2023, underscoring the need for vigilance and adapted strategies. Understanding Piracy in the Modern

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Marine Survey

Cargo Pre-Shipment Surveys

Cargo pre-shipment surveys, also known as pre-loading surveys, are essential in ensuring the cargo’s condition meets the required standards in shipping contracts. These surveys are particularly important for shipowners and charterers to understand the condition of unusual commodities before shipment, providing insights during transportation by sea, rail, or road. 1. Objectives of cargo pre-shipment surveys

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Risk Management

Celebrating World Maritime Day: The impact of MARPOL and the importance of Risk Management

Today, we join the maritime sector in observing the notable World Maritime Day, a day of reflection and commitment to our oceans’ health and sustainability. This year holds particular significance as we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking International Convention, MARPOL, a pivotal framework formulated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) dedicated to preventing

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Marine Survey

Understanding Marine Warranty Surveys

Discover how Marine Warranty Survey (MWS) services secure and optimize marine operations through risk management and adherence to procedures, benefiting both insurers and the insured.

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Insurance claims

Time Bars in Marine Insurance – Claiming against the Clock

When working in the realm of marine insurance, prompt claims handling is a must. You want to ensure your clients feel supported when they need you most. In other words, when an event disrupts the flow of their business. In such circumstances, your customer satisfaction hangs by a thread. It’s all down to how swiftly

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