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Freight Broker & Freight Forwarder Errors & Omissions

 

What is it? as a 2nd, 3rd, or 4th party logistics operation, you become liable for the damage to your clients’ cargo or additional costs incurred for shipments arranged by you.  An errors and omissions insurance policy covers your legal liability to your clients for losses incurred during a shipment arranged by you or your staff.

 

Do I need it? Your clients rely on your expertise to get their cargo shipped from A to B, safely, including all stops in between.  Should a loss occur, you are typically the first party sued for damages even though you may never have handled the cargo directly.  

 

What should I consider?

 

Valuation – what is the cargo worth?   In the event of a loss, underwriters will need to confirm the value.  In most cases, this is very simple.  However, in the event your cargo is rare, used, or a custom fabrication, your client may need to provide additional paperwork to establish the value of loss.   Please speak with us to help guide you through the process.

 

Destination – In today’s world of geopolitics, your cargo may originate or be destined for a part of the globe currently considered high-risk by underwriters.   In order to maintain the best protection from door to door, please let us discuss your options.

 

Packaging – insurance is intended to address unforeseen losses.   In today’s economic climate of cost-cutting, we have seen cargo owners reduce their protective packing, thus leading to losses due to insufficiency of packing, an area often declined by underwriters.  Please speak with us to discuss your options and to avoid any disagreements after a loss.  

 

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