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Cargo Insurance
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Cargo Insurance

This interactive workshop provides participants with an explanation of the principles of cargo insurance and types of cargo insurance coverage available, taking into account special considerations.  It further explains valuation and rating, including the calculation of insurance premium and clarifies the difference between carrier liability and cargo insurance, causes of insurance claims and the process of claims handling under various circumstances.     

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This webinar is hosted over two 1.5-hour sessions over a two-day period.  

Locations: Online
Exam Location: No Exam
Certificate : N/A
Final passing grade (%) : N/A
Certificate Expiry : N/A


Schedule & Topics:

1:00 – 2:30 pm EST each day

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the principles of cargo insurance
  • Explain the need of exporters, importers, freight forwarders and others for cargo insurance
  • Describe carrier liability and limitations
  • List types of cargo insurance coverage generally available
  • Define commonly used insurance terminology
  • Explain the principle of general average using recent marine accidents 
  • Describe the elements of some institute cargo clauses and special considerations
  • Explain valuation and rating and the calculation of the insurance premium
  • Describe the causes and time bars of insurance claims and how to properly handle them

Target Audience:

International freight forwarders, export managers, supervisors and agents, operations managers, customer service representatives, sales and quotation agents, Customs representatives, exporters and importers, finance managers, carriers.  

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