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Chartered Insurance Institute
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Introduction to cargo insurance - half day course (morning)


This course is designed to introduce delegates who are new to the basics of cargo and associated classes of business.


  • What types of risks can be written in a standard cargo account? 
  • Overview of jewellers block, fine art, general specie, and pre-launch insurance 
  • What business is general cargo insurance protecting? 
  • How are goods carried? 
  • Introduction to legal and documentary elements of carriage of goods by sea, road, rail and air 
  • Overview of the main institute clauses and introduction to the specialist clauses and key international clauses 
  • What are the underwriting considerations for cargo insurance? 
  • Types of policy available
  • Loss prevention and mitigation 
  • Recoveries. 

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course you will have:

  • Gained an understanding of the basics of each type of business which can be underwritten into a cargo book of business and the types of risks written 
  • Gained maximum benefit from expert market speakers 
  • Obtained extensive introductory knowledge about cargo insurance and related terminology.

Who should attend?

Anyone who is new to cargo insurance. No experience necessary although some general knowledge of marine insurance would be helpful.

CPD hours

Attendance of this course awards up to 3 CPD hours where you consider it relevant to your professional development needs.

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Scheduled dates for this course have now sold out, please keep checking the website for updates to availability. Dates are added subject to demand and can also be run in-house for corporate clients.