At ARIHANT INTERNATIONAL COURIER we take lost and content missing parcels very seriously. We understand it can be an extremely distressing or frustrating experience when goods are lost or missing so our commitment to secure delivery begins with prevention. That's why we only use the worlds' best courier services with the most trusted and reliable delivery networks.
Unfortunately, in our industry, even with the best carriers, problems do occur. ARIHANT INTERNATIONAL COURIER does everything we can to assist customers who wish to make a claim. The process of raising a claim with the delivery courier who transported the goods takes time as there are specific steps and processes we have to follow. To help us help you, it's really important that you follow the claims procedures outlined below.
WHEN SHOULD I FILE MY CLAIM?
If parcel is not delivered after certain period of booking or if it is declared lost by Courier Company then proceed for claim. All claims will be resolved based on the merits of the claims investigation.
HOW LONG WILL THE CLAIM RESOLUTION PROCESS TAKE?
Most cases will normally be resolved in 10 to 12 business days after we receive your claim form and supporting claim documentation, unless additional time for research isneeded.
WHAT SHOULD I DO WITH THE MERCHANDISE AND SHIPMENT PACKAGING?
Keep the merchandise and all original packaging, including cartons and contents, until the claim resolution process is finished. It may be necessary to make the packaging available to Courier Company for inspection.
If possible, make a written tally record when a large number of items are being received or the shipment consists of a number of different items. At time of delivery please check the labels on all handling units to be certain they are yours and check for shortages as goods are being unloaded. Be sure to keep the shipment together until unloading is complete, in case a recount is necessary. If there is a shortage, please note it on the delivery receipt before signing for the shipment.
Items or Purchase Order Numbers Carrier is not responsible for item or purchase order numbers, only piece count. This is because item and/or purchase order numbers are not verified at the time of pickup. (Example: If delivery receipt is noted “20 cartons item 123456 over, 20 cartons 654321 short,” no carrier responsibility exists.)
OUR CLAIM LIABILITY FOR LOST PARCEL / MISSING CONTENT OF GOODS
We really understand that it can be a bad experience when parcels are lost or missing. Unfortunately in our industry, even with the best carriers, problems do occur as it is totally chain based work. If you have not purchased enhanced cover, you will be refunded in accordance with our Limits of Liability. This normally entitles your product value of parcel which is mentioned at the time of booking of parcel plus shipping amount subject to maximum of Rs. 25000/- (The liability of mentioning invoice value is totally of Shipper) compensation per awb numbers. In case of short content our claim liability is subject to maximum of Rs.700/- per product/content. However, there is no claim on delay of parcels.
It can be extremely frustrating when your shipment does not arrive on time. Estimated transit time is meant to be as accurate as possible, so that the shipper can know when to expect their cargo and when to arrange a pick up. You have customers pushing you for a deadline, and in the end, you end up being held accountable for the delay.
There are following reasons for delaying of shipments:
Most likely scenario:
1. Space or equipment shortage on the Flight
2. Custom held
4. Bad weather
5. The Flight changed the rout and will make additional stops
6. Port Congestion
Worst case scenario (knock on wood):
7. Your container/Cargo plane was loaded at the wrong destination by accident
8. Port authorities cannot locate your container/cargo/shipment
Most cases of delays will be caused by either number 1, 2 or 3 on the above list. However, piracy, container theft, vessel damage and loading mistakes do unfortunately happen. With that being said, they are rare and highly unlikely to be the cause of your delay. The best thing you can do is be patient, and communicate consistently with your transportation partner – whether it is a freight forwarder or a steamship line of a courier company. Make sure you get all the information available, so that you can communicate honestly and directly with your production, customers, retailers or whomever the delay may concern.
As we all know that courier is a chained based work, for delivering of one shipment there is multiple scanning locations its quite impossible to locate where it is damaged. However, If you have purchased enhanced cover for your shipment, you will be entitled to claim up to the full value of the cover you requested. However, you will still have to provide evidence that the damage cost of the goods is as per the value of the cover you purchased. If you have not purchased enhanced cover, you will be refunded in accordance with our Limits of Liability. This normally entitles you maximum of Rs.500/- compensation per shipment.
Any dispute or differences arising from these consignments are subject to Surat jurisdiction only.