Marine Cargo Insurance: Basics and Complexities

DATE: Monday, April 16, 2018

TIME: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

VENUE: Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center, 900 E. Market Street, San Antonio, TX

ORGANIZER: RIMS


Marine cargo insurance is one of the oldest insurance products around.  Given global trade, it remains a highly relevant and significant tool to manage risk and promote commerce.  While the insurance product itself may be old, some of the perils to cargo have shifted and grown in magnitude.  Technology-enabled theft is one area where pirates use more nimble and sophisticated means to steal.  Severe weather is another area where the safe passage of cargo may be placed at increased risk.  For the sake of commerce, it is important that cargo insurance keep up with the times and provide meaningful protection.  This program explores both the basics and the challenges of cargo insurance, including important case law developments that bear on the scope and reliability of insurance protection for goods transported by sea and inland.

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