Garbely & Associates, LLC is a transportation debt collection agency, dedicated to the transportation and maritime community. We successfully recover bad debt for our clients in a cost effective and timely manner. With over twenty years of experience, our team is fully equipped to handle debt issues ranging from detention and demurrage, rate disputes, consignee and shipper disputes, and damage claims.
We have created a debt collection process that delivers resolution plans for our clients within 7 days of opening a new case. The key to our success is through establishing good rapport with not only our clients, but also the debtors. By building trust with the debtors and creating workable payment programs, we successfully bridge the communication gap between the parties and deliver the achieved goal of collecting the debt.
Realizing the need for a dedicated Transportation Collection Agency founder Joseph Garbely matriculated collectors from various multi-function collection agencies- and harnessed them into a highly effective transportation specific collection team.
Trying to collect on an air freight claim? Nowadays, everything is recorded and tracked through paperwork. This includes the air waybill, certificate of origin, and bank statement. These documents serve as evidence of what is transported, and identifies the consignor, consignee and the carrier company. We investigate these documents to establish the facts of the case. Was a cargo charges correction advice (CCA) filed? What was the charges collect (CC) amount on the air waybill? Did the bank authorize release of goods from the carrier? Determining the rates, parties involved and identifying debtors allows us to quickly work towards a resolution plan that makes sense for all parties.Maritime
Recovering cargo and collecting payment on goods shipped out of the United States can be a nightmare. Time is of the utmost importance. Our clients need for us to act fast as ships can vanish or enter ports with murky jurisdiction laws. Plus maritime liens are only enforceable for about a year. Garbely & Associates, LLC works with a network of collection agencies overseas to overcome foreign jurisdiction obstacles that our clients cannot do alone. Whether our clients need us to simply track a ship's whereabouts, subrogate a claim, or enforce a maritime ship arrest, we can do so in a fast turn around time to ensure higher recovery success.Inland Transport
When transporting goods by land, often times disputes arise over who pays for the goods. Is it the shipper or consignee? Unfortunately in instances like this, the carrier is left with the debt to collect and sometimes stuck with unwanted merchandise. Garbely & Associates, LLC works effectively and efficiently to remedy the situation. We investigate the bill of lading to determine who is responsible and take active measures to ensure the carrier is paid for transportation of goods delivered.