Once goods leave the port (or place) of loading, they will be carried to the port (or place) of destination over the usual or most common route without undue delay or interruption, otherwise the insurance cover may be voided. In practice, however, marine insurance policies provide for some delay or interruption, especially those beyond the control of the insured party.
In today’s demanding shipping world things need to happen fast and there is constant pressure on carriers to get the job done promptly. Sea Sapphire Group knows this and does what it takes make sure the shipper gets what they need.
Estimating Transit Time:
If you are unsure how long your truck load will take to get from “A” to “B”, here is a simple way to do that calculation.
First go to Google Maps and enter the origin and destination of your shipment. This will give you a mileage number.
Trucks average 30 miles per hour. Under the regulations a driver can drive 300 miles per day. Divide 300 miles into that mileage calculation and add one-half day for the pick-up, one half-day for the delivery and one-half day for a border crossing (if applicable).
Faster transit times can be achieved by team drivers but the cost is more. Less than Load (LTL) shipments take longer because the driver has more pick-ups and deliveries but the cost is less than truck load because you are sharing the truck with other shippers.
Beware of carriers who promise faster transit times than is reasonable. They are either not telling you the truth or they are breaking the law. The consequences to you can be severe. If a court believes you displayed an indifference to safety, the damages are potentially enormous.