Marine insurance covers the loss or damage of ships, cargo, terminals, and any transport or cargo by which property is transferred, acquired, or held between the points of origin and final destination.
Marine insurance is very important because through marine insurance, ship owners and transporters can be sure of claiming damages especially considering the mode of transportation used. Of the four modes of transport – road, rail, air and water – it is the latter most which causes a lot of worry to the transporters not only because there are natural occurrences which have the potential to harm the cargo and the vessel but also other incidents and attributes which could cause a huge loss in the financial casket of the transporter and the shipping corporation. Piracy & cross border shoot out is also covered
Marine Cargo Insurance is a staple to the transport of goods both domestic and international, and transportation intermediaries and logistics service providers are in an ideal position to offer quality Cargo Insurance, sometimes referred to as Shippers Interest, to protect their clients' financial interests.