As Cargo risk specialists, Tommi and Rikard, who are both master mariners with background in the international shipping industry, work together with clients to review and evaluate the plans for cargo projects and operations. Utilising their extensive experience and know-how of common pitfalls in marine cargo transportation can further secure these risky and costly activities. Another example which can trigger the requirement to contact If experts includes cases where the policy limits are exceeded.
Cargo risk management services
According to Tommi Haglund, “this additional service can include risk management services, storage area or harbour surveys, as well as project or individual transport consultation. When needed, we give recommendations to make sure the cargo is transported and stored safely and securely.”
“When we talk about large and complicated shipments, these types of activities require specific knowledge and capabilities.” Tommi continues. Shipments are not booked years ahead, there can be last minute adjustments to schedules and plans, complexities relating to the movement of high and heavy transport makes each project unique.”
Rikard Sahl, continues, “we conduct quite a lot of risk surveys, over 100 during a normal year, and not only relating to project cargo. Physical and desktop risk surveys involve a broad range of factors that must be considered, from potential natural hazard risks during the journey and storage, to protect the cargo from start to finish.”
The cargo risk management service can also include advising on operational risk management questions (excluding legal aspects), as well as the suitability of chartering of a specific vessel, lashing, loading- and discharging operations onboard vessels, railway, trucks and trailers.