People who are not very well acquainted with the cargo shipping process usually think the only reason for somebody to refuse a full container of goods is that the goods are of bad quality, spoiled or damaged.
In many instances this is not the case. There are numerous reasons why a perfectly fine cargo can become abandoned even when the buyer has already paid for the goods.
Let’s name just a few:
· Seasonal cargo arriving late
· Buyer’s company going bankrupt
· Demurrage charges exceeding the cost of goods
· Unfair business practices, etc.
As a result of these and other unfortunate events, the cargo ends up idling in the port for months and even years. But it can’t stay there forever.