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This insurance covers the loss or damage of ships, cargo, terminals, and any transport or cargo by which property is transferred, acquired, or held between the points of origin and final destination.

Cargo insurance — discussed here — is a sub-branch of marine insurance, though Marine also includes Onshore and Offshore exposed property (container terminals, ports, oil platforms, pipelines); Hull; Marine Casualty; and Marine Liability.

There are generally four types of vessels:

  • Ocean-going tonnage/vessels
  • Coastal tonnage
  • Port/harbor craft
  • Pleasure craft