The problem of uncollected cargo is a perennial problem for NVOCC operators, often resulting in considerable bills on warehousing, container demurrage, and disposal costs. Apart from anything else, there is a significant drain on management resource to bring resolution.
Much can be learnt about the logistics industry – in terms of complexity, practices and expectations – from the ‘MSC Flaminia’ judgment analysing and establishing the responsibilities in this casualty.
There are known issues relating to aluminium dross, being an example of waste/recycling streams that are now carried in containers. Not a frequent issue, but another where a ‘perfect storm’ may expose issues.
In conjunction with BSI Supply Chain Services and Solutions, TT Club has launched the first joint 2018 Semi-Annual Global Cargo Theft Intelligence and Advisory Report. The report demonstrates their shared goal ofr educating the transport and manufacturing sectors about dynamic cargo theft risks.