What Are The Three Important Types Of Cargo Insurance? – Answered!

2 .WPA (with particular average):

Insures against the goods being damaged in transit, but not because the ship was in danger. Partial loss is normally covered with a percentage franchise. That is, losses above a stated percentage of the value of the insured cargo are paid for, in practical terms.

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The additional coverage one gets with WPA terms, compared with FPA, is protection against damage from sea water caused by ‘heavy weather’.

3. All risks:

Insures against most risks except risk of force majeur (war) unless the exporter has specifically asked for this to be included.

Additional specific risks may be covered by additions to the FPA and WPA Clauses. These include not only maritime perils, but such risks as damage from hooks, oil, rain, bilge or fresh water, theft, shortage or no delivery, sweat, contact with other cargo, leakage or breakage.

A variety of clauses are used to cover certain goods against special risks, such as the Institute Provisional Value Clause for grain covers, the Institute Replacement Clause for machinery, the Skimming’s Clause for coffee and cocoa, the Labels Clause for canned goods, etc.

All Risks’ coverage is the broadest kind of standard coverage. But it does not, as its name suggests, really cover ‘all risks’. The ‘All Risks’ clause excludes coverage against damage caused by war, strikes, riots, etc. (These perils can be covered by a separate clause.) It covers only physical loss or damage from external causes.

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