Pilot Success and update – the figures

  Cargo Survey Control six month pilot has been successfully completed. Whilst confident of success no-one could really totally predict how successful the pilot would be. Our aim to bring benefit to insurers by offering cost effective cargo survey below certain non survey thresholds ( visible or invisible ) was completely achieved. Claim reduction, salvage sale and increased recovery potential, all as a result of survey, vastly outweighed survey costs. The returns on…

Cargo Survey Control – Aligning the stars

For our initiative to succeed we need several stars to align ! We need a co-operative partnership of credible, blue chip, forward thinking, cargo insurers. We need a panel of professional, forward thinking co-operative cargo surveyors. We need our app and system to be user friendly and work. We are delighted to announce that RSA have started using Cargo Survey Control as a trial, They join Aviva, Tokio Marine and…

Implementing New Technology – progress and sponsors

Whilst we have received almost universal approval of our innovative project from cargo insurers, brokers and surveyors, implementation has been slow and resistance high. This article shows that we are not alone. Even though the technology involved has massively impressed most parties and the reports are commended and recommended, we are still struggling to sign the number of insurers desired for a successful trial. There is little, if any, risk and high…

Progress

The concept of Cargo Survey Control has received widespread support from insurers and surveyors alike as a form of mutually beneficial co-operation. It is true to say that we have been very flattered by the support and praise for the idea, the system, the app and the survey. We have firm interest from 3 major insurers and are intending to run a pilot imminently. We have sent usernames and passwords…

High Cargo Survey Thresholds – is ignorance really bliss !! ?

There seems to have been a gradual but noticeable trend amongst cargo insurers to increase cargo survey waiver thresholds. Some insurers have waived their survey instructions below thresholds as high as £25,000. The rationale behind the trend is sound. Cargo surveys are expensive. Presuming that most claims below the threshold are valid and not hugely inflated then the saving in survey fees outweighs the financial benefit to insurers. Obviously, this…

Happy New Year !

We send our belated but genuine best wishes for 2016 ! 2015 was a good year for Cargo Claims Control. Input from a number of different parties led us to conclude that we should further refine our survey app which will now produce excellent reports from tablet or mobile ‘in the field’. This substantial time and cost saving is available to surveyors and/or their clients. This results in increased profitability for…

Cargo Surveying and the new technology – how big is your app’etite !

Whilst the rest of the world seems to have gone technology mad, the majority of marine cargo surveyors seem to have remained almost reassuringly reserved about the new technology. Certainly, having spoken with a few surveyors, there is a reluctance to embrace the new technology. Without doubt there is no on line system that can incorporate the experience or opinion and judgement of the Master who was at sea overseeing…