Cargo Insurance

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Cargo insurance (also known as marine, shipping or freight insurance) covers the loss, damage or theft of commodities while in transit.

Carrier

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This is the one party who moves the cargo.  The carrier can be a trucker, rail, ocean vessel, or airplane.  Some mistakenly called the carrier the “shipper,” but these are not the same.

Consignee

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The consignee is the receiver of the cargo.  Once ownership passes from the shipper, it becomes the consignee’s. For example, if you are shipping a donation to Zimbabwe, you would need to find an organization registered in Zimbabwe to receive … Read More

Customs Broker

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This is an agent that clears customs on your behalf.  Often they are most needed on the destination side.  It is very important that you pick a Customs broker who is trustworthy and time-tested, as delays in Customs can cost … Read More