Safeguards against shipping and freight fraud

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Over the years, I have received several queries from readers around the world asking for my opinion and advice on situations relating to shipping and freight fraud..

Many have been duped by forwarders, taken for a ride by shippers and intermediaries, made to pay double so on and so forth..

Here are six safeguards to follow against some of these shipping and freight fraud..

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Update to House Bill of Lading is Dangerous

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This is an update to my original article “House Bill of Lading is Dangerous” where we had some discussions surrounding the safety aspect or lack thereof, of using a House … Read more here..

House Bill of Lading is dangerous

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There is a perception in the industry that the use of a House Bill of Lading is dangerous.. Let us explore that topic here and see if there is any merit in that statement..

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Container Weight Fraud

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There have been several discussions on this blog about misdeclaration of container weights..

People seem to be coming up with creative ideas to commit fraud relating to container weight.. Here is a news item from gCaptain.com for your interest..

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A Chinese company has defrauded me.. Who can help me..??

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A Chinese company has defrauded me.. Who can help me..??

Seems to be a very popular question/issue within the international trading arena.. Is there a solution or recourse to the buyer..??

It would be interesting to see how many other readers have had such experiences and if anyone has been successful in getting back any of the monies from the people that defrauded you..??

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Incorrect cargo in container – who is responsible..??

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Incorrect cargo in container – who is responsible..?? This is the gist of the question below from Bukky.. Container arrived,sealed Cleared customs in Houston, TX. Pick up the same for … Read more here..

Business ethics vs Fraudulent behavior in exports

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A request for help/guidance that i received from one of the readers.. Anyone out there that can help answer these questions..?? Anyone in the Trade or Legal fraternity..??  my company … Read more here..

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