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Marine Cargo Insurance

Marine Cargo Insurance is a best protection for your cargo providing comprehensive coverage to international or domestic shipments protected from the time the goods leave the seller's warehouse until they reach the Buyer's warehouse. Mainly there are following three types of Transit:

  • Marine Import Transit Insurance Policy for Import Cargo
  • Marine Export Transit Insurance Policy for Export Cargo
  • Marine Inland Transit Insurance Policy for Inland Cargo

Key Benefits

  • The insurance provides financial stability to the business
  • It helps manage the risks and conduct business without much worries
  • It compensates for any financial loss that one faces during the transit of goods


Goods (merchandise) dispatched by rail or road from any place in India to any place in India (not in conjunction with an overseas voyage) are subject to Inland Transit (Rail/Road) Clause A, B & C. The brief coverage is as under:

  • Inland Transit (Rail or Road) Clause -- A (All Risks): Covers All Risks of Physical loss or damage subject to exclusions

  • Inland Transit (Rail or Road) Clause -- B (Basic Cover): Covers Physical loss or damage caused by:

    • Fire, Lightning, Breakage of Bridges
    • Collision with or by the carrying vehicle, derailment or accidents of the like nature to the carrying railway wagon/vehicle.
  • Inland Transit (Rail or Road) Clause -- C: Covers Physical loss or damage caused by

    • Fire
    • Lightning

Add on Cover

  • Inland Transit: Strike, Riot and Civil Commotion
  • Overseas Transit:
    • War, Strike, Riot and Civil Commotion
    • Duty and Increased Value Insurance (for Imports only)
    • Seller's Interest Insurance (for Exports with C&F or FOB terms only)


  • Willful misconduct
  • Ordinary leakage/loss in weight or volume, wear and tear
  • Improper packing
  • Inherent vice
  • Delay
  • Insolvency/financial default of carriers
  • War, Strike, Riot and Civil Commotion if not opted as add -- on.

Claim Process

In the event of loss, the following are immediate actions to be taken
To intimate to the insurer the occurrence of loss, submit full statement in writing of the claim, provide the nature and extent of loss and also the estimate of loss. Any delay in intimation might jeopardize the claim as the insurer may express inability in accepting liability of the loss / damage.

  • To take all steps to reduce and minimize the extent of loss / damage and liability.
  • Proximate cause of the loss and assess the type/extent and whether it is within the scope of the policy.
  • To extend full co-operation to the insurer and the surveyor appointed for completion of the survey work and for proper assessment of the loss.
  • Produce all such records and proof as may be required by the surveyor or the Insurer for arriving at the extent of loss and the liability under policy.
  • Provide documents such as, claim form, copy of Policy, Incident note, COF, Monetary claim along with Speed post etc.
  • Keep the damaged property under the safe custody until advised by the surveyor / insurer regarding its disposal.
  • Identification of the subject matter insured.

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Questions You Might Have

What are Common Warranties, Conditions and Exclusions?

Below are some general conditions or warranties attached to a marine insurance policy:
  • Rusting, oxidation, discoloration and corrosion are excluded unless caused by ICC(B) perils
  • Institute Replacement clause
  • Pair and set clause
  • Second hand Replacement clause
  • Excluding Mechanical, Electrical and Electronic derangement unless caused by ICC (B)/ITC (B) perils.
  • Over Dimensional Cargo Survey Warranty.
  • Warranted that losses due to adulteration, contamination and deterioration of quality is excluded.
  • Warranted that goods are transported in closed wagons and/or trucks to be covered with tarpaulin or any other water proof material to avoid ingress of water.
  • What is per sending Limit?

    Per Sending limit represents the maximum sum insured amount that in the event of a claim of any one consignment or shipment whilst the goods are in ordinary course of transit.

    What is sum insured?

    Sum insured is the total value of the goods in transit including freight, taxes and any other port handling charges. This is the maximum amount which is payable in the event of a total loss of the insured cargo.
    The sum insured will comprise of the following:
  • Cost of the goods either on (CIF)/FOB/C & F (Depending on the INCO term)
  • Clearing charges and internal freight
  • Customs Duty
  • What are the types of Marine claims?

    Partial Loss (Particular Average) : Particular Average means partial loss of the subject matter insured although not appearing in the Clauses directly, all three sets of ICC covers particular average in full.
    Total Loss : The goods are completely destroyed. The assured is irretrievably deprived of the goods. The goods are no longer the thing insured (loss of specie). The goods are on a ship that has been posted as missing. Total loss can be an Actual Total Loss or Constructive Total Loss.
    General Average (GA) : This occurs when the insured goods are partly or totally sacrificed in a general Average act. Provided the GA does not arise from any of the exclusions expressed in the Clauses, the underwriter is liable for the sum insured if the sacrifice results in a total loss of the goods or the proportion of the sum insured produced by applying the percentage of depreciation caused by the sacrifice to the SI, if only part of the goods is sacrificed.

    What is General Average?

    GA is a sacrifice or expenditure made or incurred by one of the parties to the maritime adventure for the purpose of saving all of the property insured in such maritime adventure”. All loss which arises in consequence of extraordinary sacrifice made or expenses incurred for the preservation of the ship and cargo comes within general average and must be borne proportionately by all who are interested)