Based in Hong Kong, you pride yourself and your establishment to be an easy supplier to work with, which has been evidenced amply based on the feedback that you regularly receive from your importers. Your products have always reached your importers right on time, with little hassle. They have not had to carry out pesky follow ups thus far, as the middlemen that work with you have been reliable. However, there is one very important aspect that they perhaps do not follow up on as diligently as they should. Given the quantity and rush of work that you and your own staff have to tend to, perhaps you don’t have the spare time to keep a close eye on this aspect of your export services as well.
We speak of the services that are offered to both the importer and the exporter by a cargo insurance company. This is the kind of establishment whose biggest gift to you is peace of mind. Paying a premium upon your freight while it is traversing the seven seas en route to its destination is generally required by law. However, this does not specify that high quality of service is required.
A high quality cargo insurance company goes well beyond this basic need and provides you with services that are far more comprehensive. The top notch establishments provide you not only with a security should a disaster befall the ship that is carrying your precious products, but it will also see to it that your products are packed and stored in the manner that is best and most effective, given the nature of the product and this too, it will ensure to do at the most optimal expense to you. Quality control measures will alsobe imposed during the handling stage while your proffered handling partners load your products in to the ship upon which they will reach your buyers.
Once on board the ship, they will do a final round of inspection before authorizing that your cargo is safe to travel. From this point on, they will keep a close eye on the route that the ship takes, and its progress. Thus, they will be well aware if any delays occur while on the sea and causes of such delays. If alternative routes had to be taken in order to avoid a conflict, for example, the protection company will know, and will keep you informed so that you will be able to ensure that neither you nor your buyer suffers too much damage because of these delays. After all, each day on the ship at sea means that you spend more money.