Cartwright International’s liability for high-value items is limited to $100 per pound. But for items that exceed that in value, Cartwright International offers a simple, stress-free plan of protection.
We also offer Basic Liability Protection, which provides repair or replacement up to a maximum of $0.60 per pound per article should your goods get damaged or lost. Keep in mind, though, when it comes to protecting your belongings, one size does not fit all. The level of protection you need may be greater than minimum levels based on your total shipment weight. Be sure to consider high-value items such as artwork, electronic equipment, crystal and porcelain collectibles. Basic Liability Protection is free of charge with your move, but you must request this moving coverage in writing.
In addition to the standard no-cost limited liability, Cartwright International offers no deductible full-value replacement through the industry leading, third party insurance carrier, TGI. http://www.tginternational.com/for-shippers/helpful-insurance-information/
Optimal Household Moving Coverage from TG INTERNATIONAL INSURANCE BROKERAGE, INC. offers you total peace of mind with the most comprehensive protection plan in the industry. TGI covers the cost to repair or replace, whichever is less, any household item that is damaged, lost or destroyed.
Some other items are not covered under the transit protection: jewelry, coin or stamp collections, stock certificates, rare items, currency and important documents.
A lift-van is a wooden container with skids that is normally loaded by a forklift. Lined with water-resistant paper and caulked to prevent leakage, lift-vans range in size from 185 to 210 cubic feet; steamship companies supply the containers.
To transport small shipments by air, the most common containers used are tri-wall boxes. These are very large triple-layer corrugated cardboard boxes that range in size from five to 100 cubic feet.
If an article of extraordinary value is not listed on the form it may be harder to prove its value should it become damaged. If you have items that you feel are of value exceeding the norm discuss these items with your origin agent and plan to fill out a High Value Inventory at the time of your move.
To protect yourself financially, take pictures of your furniture and valuables as proof of ownership in the event of loss or damage. In addition, photograph anything that might need to be disassembled for transit so the destination crew will know how to reassemble the items.
It is the owner’s responsibility to see that appliances are serviced for shipment before they are loaded on the van. Upon request and for an additional charge, Cartwright International will perform this service, using qualified personnel or an authorized service company.
Please do not put items in storage that you may need to access. Your goods will be stored in palletized storage vaults in a designated Cartwright agent’s warehouse. Your goods will not be accessible to you. In most instances the shipment will safely remain in the same crates in which it was transported.
Other types of personal entertainment equipment generally do quite well in transit. The best way to move electronic components is in their original cartons with the original packing materials. You can do this yourself but if you don’t have these cartons, we will carefully pack everything in your entertainment center for you.
Perform due diligence regarding the car moving company you are considering. The cheapest move quote you receive may not always be your best bet. If you pay too little, the likelihood that your vehicle will be transported in a timely manner is diminished. Pick a car transporter that responds well to your request for information, has a solid track record and can provide you with good value.