Packing Guide: Items of Extraordinary Value

By Vanlines.com Staff

All items in your shipment that are of extraordinary value, must be identified, and you must tell your moving company in writing that they are in your shipment. These items are defined as items having a value greater than $ 100.00 per pound per article. For example:

If you include items of extraordinary value in your shipment, a High Value Inventory sheet must be completed and signed by you prior to your move. In the event of a claim, any settlement is limited to the valuation (it's like insurance) you declare for the entire shipment.

If you fail to list all extraordinary value items and/or fail to sign the High Value Inventory sheet, the moving company liability for loss of or damage to those items will be limited to no more than $100.00 per pound per article, based upon the actual weight of the article (does not apply to shipments under the "basic carrier liability" option).

You must declare the total amount of the released value that you declare for your goods. This total should include the value of items, including all items of extraordinary value. Record the total value on the bill of lading. Note that the protection for items of extraordinary value is not available for shipments, which are released to the van line's value of 60 cents per pound per article (basic carrier liability option).