When transporting goods, things do not always go smoothly and on time. Unfortunately a lot of cargo gets damaged not only at the stage of loading or unloading in the warehouse, but also during transportation. Causes of damage can be quite diverse. When transporting cargo in a container, it may turn out that there was a hole in the upper part and the recipient will get a wet cargo, which will be completely unsuitable for sale. Also, there are rare cases when the rules of loading, fastening and positioning of cargo were grossly violated. The recipient of this cargo will also be very upset. The same can be said in the event that the delivery of cargo will violate the temperature regime necessary for the safety of goods in transit.
The reasons for the loss of a great variety and unfortunately, all of them can not be foreseen. It is not uncommon that when a container is unloaded from a ship, the container falls. In appearance, this damage often remains unnoticed until the cargo is inspected, which often occurs only at the final destination. In this case, the consignee of the cargo, not having understood the circumstances, brings all the blame to the carrier who delivered the goods. Although in fact the carrier's liability is not always proven.
It is not uncommon for cases when, during the carriage by sea, the recipient of the cargo finds traces of the packing wetting. Not everyone knows that according to the rules of transportation of household appliances when the packaging is wet, the goods are written off as scrap. In case you have received a product with traces of wetness, it is not superfluous to conduct a test for salinity. This type of examination of the damaged cargo will help determine the presence of impurities of sea water, which in turn can be a decisive fact when making claims to the maritime carrier.
The weather often plays a bad joke with food transporters. Due to abnormal weather conditions, cases when the consignee receives goods of inadequate quality have become frequent. Causes in this case may be a violation of the temperature regime. Even a short stay of such frozen goods as fish or shrimp at an inappropriate temperature can cause a large batch of cargo to be defrosted. In this regard, the product may be hopelessly spoiled. However, after carrying out the quality assessment in order to minimize the loss, the goods can be sent for processing or sold with a markdown.
When there is a mechanical damage to the cargo, it is usually enough for an experienced surveyor to perform a comparative analysis of the damage. The fact is that when two objects contact two objects, two kinds of traces remain. The trajectory object leaves traces, and the receiving object accepts them. When analyzing the mechanical damages on the cargo, the surveyor takes measurements of the damage places. It is necessary to take into account such facts as the depth of damage, the weight of objects, the direction of damage, the area of contact.
At the moment when considering the loss, there are many examinations of the damaged cargo, which in turn helps to determine as precisely as possible the causes, location and time of damage to the cargo.