Over 80% of world trade is transported by water. As a result, it is the most important means of transporting of goods. This method of transport has increased annually by roughly 3% for the past three decades. A critical element of this is port operations.
Port operations deals with the maritime shipment of cargo and people. Port operations enables efficient maritime trade. It consists of effectively coordinating the flow of cargo between ships, trucks, and trains to minimize the time a ship is in port. Port operations means managing cranes, berths, waterways, roads, storage facilities, communications, computer systems, and workers. Port operators can be owned either by the local government, such as a local or state port authority, or alternatively, they may be privately run.
ForensisGroup expert witnesses in port operations are experienced in the design of port, intermodal transportation, and freight logistics in the marine and intermodal transportation industries. This includes stevedoring and terminal operations, cargo claims, bill of lading, shipping regulation, trucking regulations, warehouse operations, port and freight tariffs, freight collection, maritime labor contracts, and marine insurance.
They have consulted with law firms and insurance companies in providing logistics analysis in cases involving freight claims, damaged cargo claims, and stevedoring issues.
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