World Headquarters: New York City, USA
INTERNATIONAL CARGO INSURANCE
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Accidents can happen.
Be prepared. Take insurance.
Commercial Cargo Services
Ask Sefco to confirm the rates for high-value and commercial cargo insurance.
Commercial shipments will need a copy of the commercial invoice or other proof of value.
Certain destinations may require copies of the "shippers letter of compliance" for underwriters approval.
How much to insure for?
One "industry recommended" valuation method, is as follows:
Take: (A) Cost for the product at origin, plus (B) Cost for Shipping/handling = subtotal,
x times 10% of the subtotal = (C) Suggested total insured value.
Cargo Insurance Markets: Marsh CNA - Commercial Cargo Insurance
1) Declare the value to Sefco on our SLI form or via email, requesting coverage.
2) Sefco processes and submits referral to broker/underwriters for a cost of: $ 65.00 processing fee
3) Upon receipt of premium payment, the certificate is sent to the insured via email.
Once coverage is requested by the shipper and submitted by Sefco to the broker/underwriters, there are no refunds for processing the marine cargo insurance.
Sefco's fee schedule for freight forwarding documents and accessorial services is based on the LOE-level of effort required, and can be accessed on our website.
COMMERCIAL CARGO = GOODS FOR RESALE
Please be advised that "personal property" shipments are handled and insured differently, from "commercial cargo".
See below for further information.
Personal Property Services
1 - Economy service
For: Marine Cargo insurance -
Door/Door, Door/Port and Port to Port coverage
"PBO"-packed by owner shipments, HHG/PE-household goods, POV-vehicles, other equipment (port/port)
Cargo Insurance Markets: Marsh CNA Cargo Insurance - Coverage Highlights
Print / sign / return the "Insurance Highlights Form"
(a PDF document on the above web page)
For PBO cargo, choose option (A). Send this signed form to Sefco via email or fax.
Sefco main email: firstname.lastname@example.org Sefco main fax: 718-732-2863
The marine cargo coverage rate to most world ports* depends on whether the cargo is PBO packed by owner,
or professionally packed by an origin agent/mover. There is a flat fee of $65.00 to process the certificate of insurance.
Risks Covered on PBO packed by owner goods (non-professionally packed/unpacked):
"This insurance covers All Risks of loss of or damage to the subject matter insured except as provided below."
- Loss, damage or expense attributable to the willful misconduct of the insured
- Ordinary wear and tear of the subject matter insured
- Loss, damage or expense attributable to inherent vice or nature of the subject matter insured
Loss, damage or expense proximately caused by delay
- Scratching, denting, marring, chipping and breakage due to owner's packing
- Rust, oxidization and discoloration
Some high risk locations may have higher premium rates; we'll re-confirm the rate in writing for each specific shipment.
Minimum premium amount: $ 90.00
Coverage requires declaration of total insured value, prior to date of export.
Vehicles shipped via RORO roll on roll off carrier are received as one unit, and RORO ocean carriers will not accept responsibility
for any loose items and personal property inside the vehicle. Port to port coverage is for the one unit itself, as signed for at the receiving terminal.
No boxes, tools, clothes, radios or other loose cargo loaded into the vehicle.
For a copy of one major RORO carriers policy, which is similar to other RORO carriers, please look here:
See guidance from the marine insurance underwriters:
2 - Premium service
For: Door to Door, full service overseas moves (complete origin/destination services)
Total service D/D: professionally export packed/unpacked moves delivered by Sefco's full-service origin/destination agents
Please fill in and sign "the paperwork" -
[valued inventory list: www.sefco-export.com/documents/Valued_Inventory.pdf]
The rate for "professionally packed/unpacked, all risks, door-to-door declared value marine cargo insurance"
is posted online at:
Chose option (B) $ 500 deductible or (C) $ 300 deductible, and sign the "insurance hightlights form".
Please send the signed forms to SEFCO's Fax or email, prior to the pickup date.
There is a flat fee of $65.00 to process the certificate. Minimum premium amount: $ 90.00
Some high risk locations may have higher premium rates.
In such cases we'll re-confirm the rate in writing for each specific shipment.
Cargo Insurance Markets:
Personal Property Specialists
"All risks" personal property coverage requires that the cargo be
professionally export packed/unpacked through Sefco's approved agents.
Coverage Requires: signed/dated valued inventory list.
The premium for "all risks" declared value coverage must be prepaid.
"Full replacement value coverage" is recommended.
For further info, tips and advice see:
LCL Fact Sheet and FCL Fact Sheet
To proceed with your shipment, please click here.
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