Introduction to Carrier Liability, Cargo Insurance, and Cargo Loss/Damage for Forwarders and Customs Brokers

Course Lessons: 5
Learner Hours: 2.5

Introduction to cargo risk and risk mitigation for forwarders and customs brokers.

Course Overview

An introductory-level course for junior freight forwarder and customs clearance staff with respect to: Cargo risk during the transportation process; Multiple ways in which transportation carriers avoid or significantly limit their liability for cargo loss and damage; Why most shippers should have cargo insurance to cover cargo loss and damage; and, What a shipper, consignee or its agent must do immediately upon discovery of lost or damaged shipment to protest the cargo owner’s interests. Personnel newly employed by U.S. forwarders in non-operational job assignments (e.g., accounting, HR, IT and other business support positions) to gain quick awareness of company services, customers and regulatory environment