Cargo insurance can be broadened or scaled down directly impacting on cost and coverage. Since different commodities run different risks, we can arrange to have your coverage customized to your needs so that your financial interest is better protected.
BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE 3 LEVELS OF INTERNATIONAL CARGO INSURANCE
FPA: Free of Particular Average (Catastrophic)
This coverage protects you from stranding, sinking, burning, collision, jettison, washing overboard and general average damages.
With Average: Free Particular Average + Heavy Weather
“With Average” coverage expands FPA coverage to include partial and total loss due to heavy weather at sea.
- In most cases, coverage for theft & non-delivery to “FPA” and “With Average” can be added for an additional premium. Theft & non-delivery may not be available on certain commodities.
All Risks: All Risks Basic
All Risk is the most common insuring condition for international cargo insurance and is available for most new general merchandise. It generally insures product door to door and while in temporary warehouse locations during the ordinary course of transit.
Cargo insurance policies may be broadened to include coverage for a wide range of broader insuring conditions as needed.
All Risks & Extras: All Risks Basic + Extras
“All Risks” coverage plus any additional misc. coverage such as:
- Contingent Interest. Back up insurance when shipper/importer has financial interest in cargo, but is not responsible for purchasing insurance
- Concealed Damage Discovered After Delivery
- Debris Removal. Covering the cost to remove and dispose debris from loss site
- Unexplained Shortages from Containers
- Right to Control, dispose and salvage Damaged Goods
- Pairs & Sets. Covering depreciated value due to loss/damage to portion of a pair or set
- Atmospheric Conditions. Covering loss due to extremes in temperature
- Air Freight Replacement. Covering cost to repair or replace goods by expedited air freight even if originally shipped by ocean
- Deliberate Damage by Customs (confiscation by regulatory body is generally excluded)
- Payment on Account. In the event of a claim dispute, insurer agrees to advance the claimant 75% of the lower of the two disputed amounts
- Expand Time Duration of Coverage beyond the 15- and 30-day time limits imposed by the warehouse to Warehouse Clause may remove the time-line altogether.
- Strikes, Riots and Civil Commotions Damage resulting from strikes, riots and civil commotions risks may be covered by an endorsement to the open cargo policy. The S.R. & C.C. Endorsement covers loss or damage to the property insured caused by strikers, locked-out workmen, those taking part in labor disturbances, riots or civil commotions, vandalism, sabotage and malicious acts.
- War Risks. An open policy insuring against war and similar risks may be issued as a companion to the marine open cargo policy. It covers most of the perils arising from hostilities, but excludes loss or damage resulting from the hostile use of nuclear weapons. Coverage against major war perils applies only while the cargo is aboard the overseas vessel, but coverage against damage from mines and torpedoes also applies while cargo is aboard lighters or other craft, prior to or subsequent to the ocean voyage, or at a port of transshipment.
- Terrorism and Piracy at sea. Insured under the War and S.R. & C.C. Endorsements to the policy. Note that terrorism coverage is not provided unless elected and is not offered in certain parts of the world