Top 10 tips you must follow before hiring shipping agent in UAE

Top 10 tips you must follow before hiring shipping agent in UAE

Top 10 tips you must follow before hiring shipping agent in UAE

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On 11-Apr-2017

Do you intend to do business from UAE across international waters? Then you will need to have the full support of a professional shipping company who can present you with quality support for all the goods and items that you intend to carry across the waters. Here are some effective ways in which you can choose a shipping agent for your company’s needs.

  • The company that you choose for your shipping needs should provide you with container services for your goods. Typically, most cargo and freight companies offer container services to their clients as a part of their services package. However, you should still make sure about this by asking them in advance.
  • There should be no hidden costs associated with any of their services. You should have a clear idea of the service packages, their prices and what do these packages entail or consist of.
  • The shipping company should provide you with a plan as to what they are likely to do in case they are stranded in the sea for some technical or weather problems. At any case, they should understand that your shipping assignments also have a time constraint and the cargo should reach its destination within time.
  • The shipping company should be knowledgeable about the custom policies of different countries and the fees that accompany them. This helps to guarantee that your cargo is going to be shipped smoothly without any difficulties. Being aware of the custom duties and other taxes also helps to make the whole process of international shipping completely hassle free.
  • The shipping company should be able to provide their services to you at the most affordable rates. You should check with multiple companies to make sure that you are not overcharged.
  • The shipping company should be able to provide you with complete security and safety of the products that you want them to carry. Whether you want them to carry large equipments or small and fragile items, they should be able to provide complete security against breakage or other damages.
  • The cargo shipping company should be able to provide with temperature sensitive shipping mechanisms for chemicals, food, medicines and other similar items.
  • The shipping company should have backup plans ready to manage all kinds of emergency situations.
  • The company that you hire for your shipping needs should have substantial experience in this field.
  • Make sure that that shipping company you hire is reviewed positively by its previous customers.

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