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Reducing the Risk with a Sea Freight Forwarder

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Avoiding Shipping Risks

Sea freight forwarding services are excellent transportation options when it comes to shipping goods at reasonable costs. The downside, however, might be that there are factors of unpredictability due to congestion at ports, shipping delays etc. that could result in the shipped goods not being transported per schedule. Time factors also play a role here – it is definitely much faster to ship goods via air cargo, albeit the additional cost of shipping. But if extensive measures are implemented with risk mitigation as the goal, it is definitely a highly feasible option to transport goods at reasonable rates. Understanding risks & placing trust in the right sea freight carriers can go a long way in safe and hassle-free shipping.

Ensuring the Right Paperwork is in Place

Compliance with Customs Protocol:

When opting to transport items via sea freight forwarding, there are customs protocol & regulations that are expansive and can be time-consuming or confusing to an inexperienced user. The downside of this is that failure to comply with these rules could result in seizure of goods, fines and delay or cancellation of shipment. It is important to completely understand the rules and regulations of freight forwarding prior to doing so in order to ensure timely & safe import and export of goods. Blue Bell, being industry veterans, are well-versed with customs rules, protocols, regulations & requirements. We can manage shipping procedures over our vast global network. Our extensive experience in sea freight forwarding allows us to ensure policies & protocol are being followed, every step of the journey.

Carrier Contracts & Responsibilities:

When choosing a carrier to ship goods, it is always important to ensure the carrier is reliable and can deliver your goods safely, per schedule. Accordingly, the carrier contracts must include responsibility for damaged goods, in addition to all documents &  pre-approvals in place.

When you consider Blue Bell for your sea freight forwarding requirements, you can put these worries to rest. Our experienced team of staff make it their top priority to ensure timely & safe transportation of goods. We offer a full range of documentation including letters of credits, banking, insurance & consular legalization, among several other documents, to assist you with your export. We believe that keeping you well-informed of all requirements & updates in the shipping journey is important. During import, our staff will also assist with the current UAE Customers regulations to enable the smoothest & most efficient clearance and delivery protocol.

Cargo Insurance:

Consider investing in cargo insurance when choosing to proceed with sea freight forwarding services. Comprehensive cargo insurance will help put your mind at ease, in addition to protecting you from major losses in the event of material damage, major shipment delays or cargo loss during movement. 

Our Global Network

Professional sea freight forwarders, such as Blue Bell – among the leading freight forwarders in Dubai, have extensive international relationships & global network that allow us to guarantee best practice implementation, where the shipped products are handled with utmost care, as per protocol. Moreover, since we are well-versed in sea freight forwarding procedures, in addition to our industry expertise & experience, we can take responsibility to ensure your goods are transported safely.

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