What is cargo legal liability?
Although the term may seem complicated to most, it is fairly straightforward. A freight carrier’s legal liability determines the extent to which they are responsible for loss or damage to goods in transit. There are limitations and stipulations that must be considered with every case of damage or loss.
Are freight brokers liable for cargo claims?
While freight brokers generally are not liable for cargo claims (i.e. loss or damage to cargo), there are several ways brokers can become liable for cargo claims. The primary ways a broker can become liable for cargo damage are: The broker agrees to be liable for cargo damage via contract with its customer.
What are the most common reasons for cargo damage?
The most common reasons for cargo damage are water damage, impacts that the container took, and damages due to improper lashing and stuffing.