When shipping materials for an international event, you want to take every step possible to ensure the shipment arrives as planned. One detail you must consider when shipping items for important events or tradeshows is whether you want to insure your shipment. Most freight carriers have their own liability insurance that will reimburse you for losses that occur due to negligence by the carrier. However, insurance will not reimburse you for losses or damage due to events that are outside of your carrier’s control.
Factors to Consider When Deciding Whether to Insure Your Shipment
There are multiple components to evaluate when deciding if you should have your shipment insured. First, check the details regarding your quote. Some companies that specialize in tradeshow logistics include a small amount of freight insurance as part of their services. Others may give you the option to select insurance for your shipment and incorporate it into your existing quote. Make sure you understand exactly what your quote includes.
Another item to contemplate is the value of the items you’re shipping. If they are relatively low in value or cheap to replace, it may not be financially wise to spend more money insuring them.
The Benefits of a Tradeshow Logistics Company
Many shipping losses occur because the materials weren’t packaged properly or were loaded incorrectly. One way to minimize the likelihood of suffering a shipping-related loss is to utilize a company like AMR Group that specializes in tradeshow logistics. AMR Group has the experience and knowledge necessary to efficiently package, transport and unpack your shipment.
We will handle every step of the shipping process to make sure all goes smoothly for our clients. Our experts will thoroughly package your materials so they remain intact during transit. Then, we will load them onto your chosen transportation vehicle and ensure they are secure.
Once your items arrive, our team will unload and inspect them to make sure no damage occurred during the shipping process. You’ll receive regular updates regarding your freight so that you’ll always know what’s going on during the shipment process. Contact us at 702-800-6385 to learn more about our tradeshow logistics company or request a rate.