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What Is Cargo Shipping Insurance?

Published by Joe Webster.

What Is Cargo Shipping Insurance?

Marine, Shipping or Freight Insurance:

If the ship goes down, you could be held liable. Cargo insurance follows the maritime law, and according to those rules, if a ship goes down all the customers share in covering the losses. This is called the “general average” rule.

If you don’t dot your “i’s” and cross your “t”’s when filling out your coverage forms, or make the mistake of assuming that the minimum coverage is in place without checking first, you could be making a very costly mistake.

Choosing a company through which to purchase insurance can be complicated. It is recommended that you buy through a US company so that you have federal and state insurance laws in place to protect you, as well as an insurance agent there to advocate for you. Foreign companies frequently have different rules and can make filing a claim difficult.

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Does your insurance cover all modes of transit? Is it an “all risk” policy?

While some insurance plans cover all modes of transit, some cover only ocean vessels or exclude warehouse storage. If this is the case, you will need to find this out ahead of time and purchase separate insurance for the various legs of your car's journey.

Depending on the value you hold to your vehicle, you might want to buy an “all risk” policy. You never do know what could happen to your car along the way. Some common risks include collision, theft or damage, accidents, fire, train derailment, containers falling overboard, natural disasters, and who knows what else. You don’t want to be the chump stuck with lame insurance.

Motor Truck Cargo Liability Insurance (MTCL)

Motor Truck Cargo Liability Insurance is just one way of protecting your car during the interim parts of the shipping experience. This type of insurance covers your vehicle while in transit and during loading or unloading. It also covers your car while it is at a terminal or dock awaiting final distribution.

When you are purchasing insurance give a detailed report to the broker in order to reduce your rates. The less information the broker has, the higher quote they will give you. Their minds will rest easy if you provide exact information about the destination’s exact location, the value of your car, and the reputation of the shipping company that you chose.

Extending your insurance is the logical thing to do. You want to protect your car to the utmost against any accident that may occur during every part of your car's journey. Don’t forget that the cost of insurance is minimal to the potential fees you could face should the ship go down, or what have you.

Because private insurance is expensive, very few customers purchase beyond that which is offered by freight shipping companies. This risk is one that you must decide if you are willing or able to make. You’ll have to be the judge when it comes to your vehicle, is it worth the risk?

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Joe Webster always knew the auto transport industry would be a great career option. And with decades of experience, Joe is now an established consultant for A1 Auto Transport.

Joe was born in Santa Cruz, California. During high school, Joe worked as a mechanic; a job continued to work part-time during his bachelor's degree.

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A-1 Auto Transport is a disclosed agent for the following shipping companies:

CSI Logistics
435 Division Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
FMC 22206
Intl Cargo
45 Campus Drive
Edison, NJ 08837
NO. 17858N
Trans Global Auto Logistics, Inc.
3401 E Randol Mill Rd,
Arlington, TX 76011
NO. 018191NF
CFR Rinkens
15501 Texaco Avenue
Paramount, CA 90723
NO. 013055NF
ABC Worldwide LLC
2840 NW 2nd Ave #105
Boca Raton, FL 33431
NO. 025472F
ShipYourCarNow LLC
1160 South Rogers Circle Suite 1
Boca Raton, FL 33487
NO. 025646
Merco Air & Ocean Cargo, Inc.
6 Fir Way
Cooper City, FL 33026
NO. 021869F
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