What is Cargo Insurance?

Common Freight Costs & Charges


Who Charges for Cargo Insurance?: Insurer

Charge At: Early task

Cargo Insurance Description: Typically provided by insurance specialists to protect against damages or theft in transit, shippers usually arrange cargo insurance through their forwarder.

Cargo Insurance Tips: Not really a charge or fee, cargo insurance has been included because it is prudent advice. Carriers and forwarders terms and conditions pretty much protect them from liability if things go wrong. So only the foolhardy should avoid or skimp with this cost.


Check out our guide to all common freight charges, surcharges, and fees.