Shipping High-Value Items? These 4 Tips Can Help

When shipping high-value items, no matter their destination, it's essential that you are as careful as possible. There is nothing worse than receiving fine jewelry or luxurious pieces of art and seeing them destroyed once the packaged has been opened. Here are a few things to consider when shipping high-value items. Be Sure to Track and Confirm Each Shipment In order to ensure its delivery, you should track every phase of the secure package delivery process. You can track any pack ...

The 3 Things You Need to Know Before Purchasing Holiday Package Insurance

With the holidays within reach, secure delivery services are in high demand, and they are swamped with letters and packages. UPS alone has planned to deliver 527 million packages between Thanksgiving and Christmas and USPS anticipates delivering over 17 billion letters, packages, and greeting cards. Worldwide, there are about 50,000 merchant ships transporting all kinds of cargo. To make it to its destination, your package normally passes through a number of hands at a bunch of different s ...

The Top 7 Reasons Packages Are Lost in Transit

Unlike most shipping insurance companies, UNIVAL Logistics is involved in both global shipping and package insurance. We know firsthand how important it is to protect yourself, especially when sending items overseas or through multimodal means. Unfortunately, some shipments don't arrive at our doorsteps due to insecure shipping methods. So what are the top reasons packages are lost in transit, or worse, destroyed? A package could be crushed by heavier items on top of it. A ...

The Shipping Container Is One of the Most Important Inventions in History

There are more than 20 million shipping containers in transit at sea right now, and even more traveling domestically over land. While we've been shipping goods overseas for thousands of years, secure shipping containers are a relatively new invention. Intermodal container shipping just celebrated its 60th anniversary this year. Intermodal shipping refers to any type of shipping that involves multiple forms of transportation, including land, sea, air, and rail. Thanks to the invention of ...

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