Freight Forwarder's Liability Insurance
Freight Forwarder is an intermediary party between cargo owner and carrier. Claims for undelivered or damaged goods are brought by cargo owners against a freight forwarder. In many cases a freight forwarder is able to resubmit a claim to a carrier. If, however, the latter is responsible for damaging goods and does not have a valid CMR policy and have declared themselves bankrupt they can evade their liability to cargo owner and freight forwarder will be forced to bear responsibility.
Freight Forwarder's Liability compensates losses to a cargo owner, third parties (for example, during loading / unloading), helps to cover possible expenses arisen from reloading, repacking and/or sorting (if necessary), customs charges, general average contribution and additional expenses for salvage of goods and their storage.
If needed, the cover may also include gross negligence, errors & omissions (negligence, accidental errors made in issued documents and in choosing routes).