Welcome to our last installment of The International Shipper’s Checklist! Now that you’ve got a leg up in the international shipping game, it’s time that you know how to protect your assets. Whether you’re an old hand or a new hat, you understand that shipping is going to open you up to potential loss. It happens with nationally shipped freight, and that risk only increases when you decide to go international. Make sure you’re protected against the headache of financial loss with insurance.
Well, when you’re shipping internationally, a whole host of things, including but not limited to:
You should expect the world! When you’re making that leap into international shipping, there is no price on peace of mind. The benefits of coverage far outweigh the risks involved in shipping—it’s in your best financial interest, after all. In the event of an
Look for All Risk coverage. This type of coverage will protect you against damages or loss caused by external forces, of which there are many. This can be anything from damage or loss caused by infestation, inappropriate packaging, customs rejections, and more.
While it’s called All Risk, it’s imperative that you familiarize yourself with what your coverage actually says. So keep an eye on the following sections of your insurance plan:
You want to make sure the policy you purchase will cover all of your bases. Leave no stone unturned. In fact, export.gov suggest that you look into two different types of insurance coverages as you move forward with your shipment.
Shopping around for the insurance right policy requires time and patience, and as we’ve learned in our prior installments, time just may be the most important part of the international shipping game.
So shop around. Compare policies, and seek out the one best suited for your freight.
When you book shipments through a third-party logistics company, many provide optional, additional insurance within the booking process. FreightCenter is no different. We’ve partnered with Falvey Insurance to provide national and international shipping coverage. Like FreightCenter, Falvey is dedicated to taking care of you, the shipper, by providing speedy, hassle-free service, especially where the claims process is concerned—we are on your side.
Choosing Falvey is an option
Learning about the world of international shipping has been our longest voyage yet, and we’re pleased that you stuck with us! Now it’s time for you to expand your shipping purview. Let FreightCenter help! We’re experts when it comes to shipping, nationally and internationally, and our freight agents can ease you into the process to ensure that you’re sailing smooth.
For shipping within the U.S. and to or from Canada, use FreightCenter’s free online quote tool to get started. For other destinations, call our international shipping experts at 800.716.7608.
Check out the whole series here:
Part 1: The International Shipper's Checklist - Introduction to International Shipping
Part 2: The International Shipper's Checklist - Customs Brokers
Part 3: The International Shipper's Checklist - Paperwork & Time Frame
Part 4: The International Shipper's Checklist - Insurance