Logistics Wordbook

Marine Cargo Insurance – Open Policy

Logistics Glossary

A cargo insurance policy that is an open contract; i.e. it provides protection for all of an exporter’s shipments afloat or in transit within a specified geographical trade area for an unlimited period of time, until the policy is cancelled by the insured or by the insurance company. It is “open” because the goods that are shipped are also detailed at that time. This is usually shown in a document called a marine insuinsurance certificate.

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