Maritime Transportation Security: A Quick Guide

Maritime trade is one of the most important and safe means for international trade. Globally, thousands of containers are transported by ship every day, so it is essential to guarantee security in maritime freight to avoid risks and losses in the supply chain. As NVOCC, at Newtral México we know that safety in cargo transport by ship is essential for our clients, their merchandise and our own employees. Therefore, in this quick guide, we will provide you with essential information on safety in maritime traffic to help you understand the risks and how to prevent them.

Why is security in maritime logistics important?

Security in maritime trade is vital to protect people, property and the environment. The risks in maritime mobility can include accidents, fires, theft and loss of cargo, so it is essential to take security measures to minimize these risks. In addition, maritime freight safety is also regulated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), a United Nations agency dedicated to promoting maritime safety and preventing marine pollution. IMO regulations establish the necessary security measures to ensure that ships are safe and well equipped to deal with any emergency situation.

There are several maritime transport security measures that must be taken to ensure the safety of people, property and the environment. These measures include:

Regular Ship Inspection and Maintenance: Ships must undergo these types of activities on a regular basis to ensure that they are in good working order and meet safety requirements.

Use of safety equipment: Boats must be equipped with safety equipment, such as life rafts, life jackets, fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, and communication and navigation systems.

Crew training: The ship’s crew must be trained to deal with any emergency situation and know how to correctly use safety equipment.

Adequate documentation: All documentation related to maritime logistics, including customs and cargo documentation, must be complete and up-to-date.

Cargo security: Cargo must be properly insured and packed to avoid damage during transport and to avoid any risk to the environment.

How to prevent risks in the transport of cargo by sea?

To prevent risks in maritime traffic, it is important to take preventive measures before and during transport. From choosing the right route to complying with all the regulations. Before shipping a cargo by sea, it is important to research the different routes available and choose the one that best suits the needs of the cargo. At Newtral México, we have logistics experts who can advise you on the best route for your cargo.

Securing cargo is another important way to protect it during maritime trade. Cargo insurance covers damages or losses that may occur during transport, and can be a guarantee of peace of mind for the client. At Newtral México, we have cargo insurance options to adapt to each merchandise. Finally, cargo packaging is essential to increase the security of your cargo. It is important to use high-quality packing materials that will resist movement and impact during travel. In addition, it is important to follow the manufacturer’s recommendations on the maximum load that each package can support. At Newtral México, we have packaging and stowage experts who can advise you on the best way to protect your cargo.

Now that you know more about security, quote your shipment of merchandise by sea with us right now.