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Claims/Missing Piece

Claims/Missing Pieces Process

Despite our high standards and careful handling of your cargo shipments, mishaps may occur. In the unlikely event that your goods are damaged in transit or pieces are missing, following the instructions below will make processing your claim fast and efficient.

The person entitled to delivery (recipient/consignee) must file the complaint to UPS Air Cargo, in writing, in the case of:

  • Visible damage to the goods, immediately after discovery of the damage and at the latest within 14 days from receipt of the goods.
  • Other damage to the goods, within 14 days from the date of receipt of the goods.
  • Delay, within 21 days of the date the goods are placed at his/her disposal, and
  • Non-delivery of the goods, within 120 days from the date of the issue of the Air Waybill.

These conditions can be found on the back of the UPS Air Waybill.

Priority Service Guarantee
Damaged Cargo

Damaged Cargo

In order to process a claim for damaged cargo with UPS Air Cargo the following documentation is required:

  • Copy of the Master and House Air Waybill(s)
  • Survey/Damage report clarifying damage of and possible salvageability of said damaged item
  • Photographs of damage
  • Itemized vendor invoice
  • Original or photocopy of repair invoices
  • Copy of receipt from CFS/UPS stating freight was damaged upon receipt
  • Letter stating the claim amount and details of claim
  • Proof of payment to customer

Missing Cargo 

For shipments with Missing Cargo claims, please submit the following documentation:

  • Copy of the Master and House Air Waybill(s)
  • Itemized vendor invoice
  • Prior notification to UPS at 866.746.2404
Missing Cargo
Priority Service Claims

Priority Service Claims

As per our Priority Service Guarantee, please submit the following documentation:

  • Copy of Master Air Waybill(s)
  • Copy of Priority Confirmation Letter

Claim Form

UPS Air Cargo Claim Form

To submit a claim:

Click Here

For questions:

Americas, Canada, Europe and US Claims

  • Claims Customer Service Number: 1-866-746-2404


Asia Pacific Claims

  • Phone Number: 852-2942-5273