Those companies that have to deal with transportation of specific goods in shipping containers onboard major freighters have a lot to keep in mind. Wherever they intend to send their vessels, it is essential to ensure that everything is in place so that the shipping infrastructure built around our manufacturing processes can keep pace with industrial activity.
As mentioned in a previous article about the Panama Canal expansion, marine cargo insurance needs to account for increases in transport capacity. And it turns out that it's not just Panama that could represent the change that could come to professionals in this field: it might also apply to just about everywhere the U.S. sends its ships soon, according to the Department of Transportation.
In a post on its official blog, the DOT discussed one of its programs and how it could change opinions about marine transport, as well as the companies that rely on shippers to get goods where they need to go.
"We've begun to design something that the United States has never had before: a national freight plan – a plan that turns America's roadways, railways, runways, and waterways into one seamless system that delivers goods faster and safer."
Investing in a unique marine insurance policy might not make everything clear, but it can be a way to help companies that plan to expand, as well as part of the drive behind reinvigorating the U.S. manufacturing industry on a larger scale.
Grand plans aside, it simply makes sense for your company to keep up with the intention to send more cargo out into the world and, as the DOT puts it, "help develop our economic arteries."