Insurers warn of the risks of storing import containers away from terminal yards

May 05, 2020

The offer by shipping lines to temporarily store containers at way ports to avoid congestion at destination terminals has proved popular with European importers. However, there have been reports of instances where the wrong boxes have been selected for storage at the transit hubs. Moreover, insurers are concerned about the increased security risk from the storage of containers at the temporary off-dock facilities, as well as the potential for cargo damage.

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