Today, eighty per cent (80%) of international trade is carried out by sea.The containers transported may suffer any type of damage during its journey, in which case the consignee, depending on the reason for the loss, must assume responsibility. Estimates show that in 2021, approximately 3,000 containers went overboard in worldwide sea transport.
In recent years, during the transport of merchandise, it was estimated that 15% of accidents take place during land transport.
Studies show that merchandise theft has increased by 9%.In air transport, the packaging of the merchandise is extremely important; most damages occur due to this reason, or because of inadequate anchoring and aerial tragedies. It is estimated that in international transport about 50% of poorly packaged goods suffer damage and/or loss during any type of transport.
Each type of transport faces different risks throughout its journey to their final destination, which is why having good insurance would help mitigate the risk of the investment made in connection with an import or export.