Forwarders Limits of Liability

Interworld Freight would like to inform our customers, shippers and allies; in regard to the forwarders liability when a cargo is being subject to loss, Damage, or Delays and customers or shippers do not insure the cargo.

If Loss, Damage or Delays happen when cargo is under the control of the Agent or a third-party handler outside the carrier, the claim is subject to the agents limits of liability if cargo is not ensure.

The forwarding agent is responsible of the cargo if he is the handling party. When cargo is booked with a carrier and delivered clean and on time to that carrier (Air or Sea), any Loss, Damage, or Delay claims must be submitted against the carrier under the relevant International Conventions and their Trading Conditions, not the Forwarding Agent.

The value that by law in the United States, a Carrier or forwarding agents company will honor to pay for a cargo that is not insured when lost, damaged or delayed is that of: $0.10 us¢/Lb., and a maximum of $ 500.00 usd. On the other hand, when cargo is insured, the customer or shipper will receive 90% of the cargos value. this means that an insured cargo with 450 lbs. and value of $25,000 usd, in case of loss, damaged or delayed, it receives $22,500 usd, on the other hand, if the cargo lacks insurance, the customer receives $45 usd as compensation.

Shippers and customers expect full financial responsibility when a logistics issue occurs, but the agent’s liability is minimum compared to the complete value of the cargo when it is required to pay, if the forwarder is at fault. If the customer does not insure the goods, he is at the mercy of the limits of liabilities of the proven defaulting agent.

Cargo Insurance is not just commercial service; it is a way to protect our customer and its business and it is the best way to keep completely satisfied client in any of the above-mentioned cases of Loss, Damage, or Delay claims.

Interworld Freight is committed to provide you excellence in service. Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your Key Account Manager.


Bomb Cyclone Ulmer

Interworld Freight informs that the bomb cyclone “Ulmer” is affecting 26 states in the United States, causing floodings, heavy winds, snowfalls and avalanches.

As effect of this, the snow, cold and raining storms bring logistical difficulties and delays to the cargo transportation. Unsafe driving conditions will be declared and speed limits should be reduced on the ways.

It is necessary to recommend our customers to prepare their shipments in advance in order to have an efficient logistic process.

Interworld Freight is committed to provide you excellence in service. Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your Key Account Manager.


Trucking Industry In Usa: Shortage And Rate Increase Update

The trucking industry will face during years problems in the recruitment and retentions due to the increased federal and state regulations, competitive job market and time away from home.

The new regulation such as the Electronic login Device (ELD) demands that every truck installs in-cab a device, the cost to do it, persuades some owner operators to leave the industry. Also,  By January 2020, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) plans to implement an online database that will allow agency, commercial motor vehicle employers, state driver licensing agencies and law enforcement officials to identify – “in real-time” – commercial driver’s license (CDL) holders who have violated federal drug and alcohol testing program requirements. California is putting pressure on port drivers with unsettled traffic violations or court judgments. “If you continue to do business with a trucker on that list, you will be held accountable,” Jarred Winkel, (commercial general manager for Schneider Port Logistics) warned the shippers.

By 2027, as many as 900,000 new drivers will be needed as more aging truckers leave the industry. The average age of the current truck drive pool in the U.S. is 55 years old, with the average retirement age at 63 years old, but the main point is that nowadays it is much harder to find young people interested in the trucking industry. Jobs closer to home attract many young people who would have otherwise considered truck driving as an occupation.

Winkel said resolving the U.S. truck driving shortage will take an industry-wide effort, which includes discussions on offering prospective drivers more attractive pay. “We have to be an industry of choice.” “Given the broad coalition of interests backing this measure, there is growing understanding across the country that the impact of this issue reaches far beyond just trucking and commercial vehicles,” said Chris Spear, ATA’s president and CEO, in a statement at the time. “It is a strain on the entire supply chain, from the manufacturers and producers on down to retail and the end consumer, who will see higher prices at the store.”

The so-called DRIVE Safe Act from the coalition of interests would look for the way to allow certified CDL(Commercial Driver’s License)  holders already permitted to drive intrastate the opportunity to participate in a rigorous apprenticeship program designed to help them master interstate driving, while also promoting enhanced safety training for emerging members of the workforce. As a result, they will increase the national wide trucking offer.

Article from: americanshipper.com