Jade International offers additional value-added services to our clients.
AIR FREIGHT CHARTERS
The Charter Department within Jade International has 35+ years’ experience and understand exactly what it takes to manage a charter flight from start to finish.
This service is particularly needed when there is an extremely large order that is needed urgently to your customer overseas. Our knowledgeable staff are available to you offering outstanding service and flexibility for all your charter needs. Chartering an aircraft puts your company in control of your shipment. Large, small, heavy or tall, we have the means to move it and have it arrive at any destination safety.
Many exporters and importers rely on the trucker, airline, or ocean carrier’s liability coverage to insure their international shipments. In most cases, this coverage is inadequate. Carrier’s liability coverage has many exclusions and policy limitations you should be aware of.
First, they are not responsible for all losses and nothing that is beyond their control. The limits as a general rule as per the Warsaw Pact are by sea freight, $500.00 per package or container. By international air freight, the carriers are liable for $9.07 per pound or $20.00 a kilogram.
A brief list of the exclusions or areas where the carriers are NOT responsible are:
- Perils and accidents at sea
- Acts of God
- Acts of War
- Acts of Neglect (as they relate to navigation and management of the ship)
The burden of proof also rests with the exporter or importer to prove the claim.
We offer Open Marine Cargo Insurance to our clients and recommend all shipments be properly insured. The policy covers all risk (warehouse to warehouse in most cases) and we can institute clauses for war, riots, strikes, and civil commotions so that you and your clients have proper insurance coverage.
LETTER OF CREDIT
When it comes to a Letter of Credit, Jade will answer your questions, concerns, review, documentation preparation, and the submittal to the designated bank. We work to get you paid quickly and also to get the documents punctually to your customer so there are no delays with your customer receiving the merchandise. We begin our service with the Proforma Invoice. We will work on the terms, conditions, and provide you with information on insurance and freight costs to destinations worldwide.
Once the credit is opened, we will review the credit and advise you of the potential pitfalls and problem areas; provided that you email or fax us a copy for our review. At the time of shipment, we will work to ensure that the documentation conforms to the credit. Documents will then be sent by expedited service to the bank.
We offer our Letter of Credit services when Jade International is handling the international movement of your cargo.
Here are suggestions on Guidelines for Establishment of Letters of Credit which will need to be tailored specifically to your requirements.
Whether you have freight coming inbound and need your container stripped or if you have cargo you need consolidated prior to export, our warehouse staff is ready to accept your international cargo. Should the need arise where you need your cargo stored, we offer this service as well. Depending on the length of time you require, we can provide you with our storage rates.
Crating and packing is an integral part of international transportation. Using the proper packaging materials to safeguard your cargo during its international travel is critical to avoid cargo arriving to your customer broken or damaged. We have some excellent services and providers that can do simple packing to large and durable ocean break bulk crating.
We also have a hazmat packing company that we highly recommend to our clients that have a need of this service. Shipper’s are subject to face large fines and penalties If your hazmat cargo is not properly packaged and labeled nor declared to the airlines and steamship lines.