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Transport insurance > Transport insurance - Pg. 191

Moving Your goods 191 ­ place and port of destination; not the full address, but check for places with the same name elsewhere in the world, eg Paris, France or Paris, Texas. Information mark: ­ The country of origin. Check regulations in the export country. Different countries can require the country of origin to be marked in different ways. For some products the country of origin may also need to be marked on the goods themselves or their individual sales packaging. ­ Details of the weight of the package (in kilograms). ­ Dimensions of the packages (in centimetres). Handling instructions. `Handling marks' help to ensure that greater care is taken with cargo handling and storage. It must be possible to tell from the markings: ­ whether the package is sensitive to heat or moisture; ­ whether it is at risk of breakage; ­ where the top and bottom are; ­ where the centre of gravity is located; ­ where loading tackle may be safely slung. Special markings: ­ marking as per ISPM 15 for packaging containers made from solid wood; ­ hazardous goods must also be clearly marked. ISO 780 and DIN 55 402 include details of the internationally recognized handling symbols, including a picture of a wine glass to show that the contents of the package are fragile and arrow symbols to show the correct upright position of the package. Transport insurance When shipping your goods abroad you will find that most companies in the supply chain that you use to move your goods operate under conditions that limit their liability in cases of loss, damage or delay. So if you want to have adequate insurance cover, to ensure that you can claim compensation if there is any resulting financial loss to your business, it is prudent to take out your own insurance. There is a range of different types of insurance cover available.