"Why do I need cargo insurance?"

"Why do I need cargo insurance?"

Cargo insuranse reduces shippers' exposure to financial loss. Yet, so many shippers choose to risk importing and exporting goods without getting cargo insurance. Unfortunately, many shippers have suffered great loss for taking this risk.

 

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Liability for cargo damage due to insufficient packing

Liability for cargo damage due to insufficient packing

Cargo damage is sometimes caused by the packaging of the cargo being insufficient to prevent damage to the cargo during transportation. Whether the carrier is liable for such damage depends on the nature of the packaging and the care which is reasonably required to be exercised by the carrier.

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Common Facts during Shipping

Common Facts during Shipping

Most cases of moisture damage are far less severe peeling labels, spotted surfaces or soggy packaging-, but are none the less unacceptable. Every year thousands of shipments arrive damaged, causing losses of millions of dollars from lower quality as well as additional costs for handling and administration. In most cases such damage is not even covered by the insurance.

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8 REASONS SHIPPERS NEED CARGO INSURANCE

8 REASONS SHIPPERS NEED CARGO INSURANCE

Cargo insuranse reduces shippers’ exposure to financial loss. Yet, so many shippers choose to risk importing and exporting goods without getting cargo insurance. Unfortunately, many shippers have suffered great loss for taking this risk. Below are eight reasons shippers should get cargo insurance. Some of the reasons are dangers that can cause loss or damage to cargo, but the list actually goes well beyond that. In truth, there are even more reasons to get cargo insurance than what we’ve listed below, but this is a blog, not a book.

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Technical Frequently Asked Questions of Volatile Corrosion Inhibitor

Technical Frequently Asked Questions of Volatile Corrosion Inhibitor

Corrosion is the chemical or electrochemical reaction between a material, usually a metal, and its environment that produces a deterioration of the material and its properties. Usually corrosion is the oxidation of metals in the presence of water or water vapor, and is known as rust (iron, steel), white rust (galvanized steel), and other terms of corrosion failures such as tarnish, pitting, flaking and spalling.

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What is VCI and VCI Film?

What is VCI and VCI Film?

VCI stands for Volatile Corrosion Inhibitors. We apply VCI technology to inhibit corrosion on metal. VCI Film is packaging that generally consists of polyethylene film that has been impregnated with chemical formulations that are unique to each manufacturer.

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How does moisture in a package affect the performance of VCI packaging products?

How does moisture in a package affect the performance of VCI packaging products?

Depending on the design of the corrosion prevention solution, some VCI packaging products may be produced from low and high density polyethylene resins and to a large extent, are resistant to vapor penetration. Some atmospheric moisture will eventually find its way into a closed package. The presence of moisture in a package can be expected during shipments across areas of high humidity.

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How do VCI Products Prevent Corrosion?

How do VCI Products Prevent Corrosion?

By acting as a protective barrier from external dirt and abrasion, and also as a barrier to help block the diffusion of corrosive acid gas pollutants from outside the ICT® packaging material (such as sulfur dioxide or hydrogen sulfide) – thereby preventing contact of these corrosive gases with enclosed metal surfaces.

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VCI FAQ’s

VCI FAQ’s

The shelf life is the duration of time that unused VCI products can be stored prior to use without losing their effectiveness. The in-service life is the duration of time that VCI products will protect clean metal objects from corrosion if used properly.

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