What to Do If Your Freight is Lost

Do you have freight that was lost during shipping? If so, it’s important for you to act quickly in order to get reimbursed for it. Take a look at the steps you should take in order to deal with lost freight. Contact your shipping company to inquire about the lost freight. Before you start freaking… Read More

Anatomy of a Cargo Loss

The Inevitable It happens. It has always happened and it will continue to happen. Some cargo is lost from rough handling, some through improper packaging, and some cargo simply falls overboard from ocean going vessels. Ocean carriers don’t want to lose container cargo, but it happens just the same. We see reports in the media of the more spectacular… Read More

Types of Cargo Insurance

Does your business specialize in shipping items domestically or internationally? If so, you should have a cargo insurance policy in place to protect your shipments in the event they are ever damaged or lost. Cargo insurance can give you coverage from everything from minor accidents to natural disasters and even acts of war. There are… Read More

Does My Business Need Cargo Insurance?

Does a large portion of your business rely on cargo shipping? If so, there’s a pretty good chance you would benefit greatly from investing in cargo insurance. In the event of an accident or a misplaced shipment, you would be covered. Some companies have trouble deciding if they really need cargo insurance, though. Here are… Read More

How many containers are lost at sea and what happens to them?

Cargo insurance folks like me, and those quoting us, cite the number 10,000 containers a year are lost overboard from ocean going container ships. Of course we would. We sell cargo insurance for ocean, ground, and air cargo shipments. It is in our best interests to present the highest number named out there for container losses at sea…. Read More

The Benefits of Logistics Insurance

If you work in the shipping business, then you understand exactly how stressful it can be to worry about large shipments reaching their final destination unscathed. A company like TJO Cargo Insurance can take this burden off your plate and allow you to breathe easy thanks to the cargo insurance policies we have available. Logistics… Read More

Automated Truck Brokerages Soon a Reality?

I love freight brokers. I didn’t fully appreciate the role of good domestic freight brokers until I started working for one in the late 1990’s. It was then I realized shippers and truckers played a continuous game similar to ‘Marco Polo’. If you are not familiar, Marco Polo is a children’s game typically played in a swimming pool… Read More