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The responsibility for any damage to the shipment during shipping and
handling rests with the freight forwarder and the shipper.  Normally there
is insurance carried by both for mishaps.  A good freight forwarder will
pack for export and add braces or blocks where he sees it necessary.  They
are very experienced in this.

One thing you should be aware of is that if it is shipped "breakbulk", that
is, not containerized, it is subject to salt spray and alternately wetting
and drying.  The steel needs to be painted to resist marine exposure.
Inadequate paint or surface preparation will deteriorate rapidly at sea.

Jim Caid