Marine Inland Transit Coverage Insurance solutions will help you in safeguarding yourself from the various risks which are associated with the goods when they are in transit. By marine inland transit coverage, you are able to avail coverage against loss, damage or destruction which can happen to goods while they are in transit over land transportation such as by goods trains or trucks. Marine inland transit insurance is usually suitable for those goods which are being domestically transported.

This marine inland transit coverage can be classified under two major heads i.e.

  1. The ITC A i.e. Inland Transit Clause A or All Risk policy
  2. The ITC B i.e. Inland Transit Clause B or Basic Risk Cover 

ITC A (Inland Transit Clause A)

This clause would help in providing cover against all the risks of damage to the goods that are insured while they are in transit either by railway or roadways.

The inland marine insurance coverage is effective from the time the goods are ready to leave the warehouse or their place of storage. It would get terminated as soon as the delivery of the goods is made. In many cases, there could be deviations, forced discharge or a delay in the delivery of the goods – but the inland transit cover would be active during such times as well.  

The termination of the ITC A can occur in case of the below-mentioned scenarios.

  1. In case of successful delivery of the goods to the final warehouse, consignees or the storage place of the other party as specified in the document of the policy.
  2. In case of transit by train or road on the expiry of a week after the arrival of the wagon at the specific railway station.
  3. In the case of the transport of goods by roads only on the expiration of one week after the vehicle has arrived at the destination which is mentioned in the policy document.

This period of one week or seven days is calculated from midnight from the day the railway wagon arrives at the destined station or the vehicle arrives at the destined city. However, in some cases, this period of seven days can be extended in case of the goods on road, at railway premises or any other warehouse which has been specified in the document of the policy. In such an exceptional case, an extension of 8 weeks can be provided in addition to the one week time which was already given earlier.

Exclusions 

However, there are some scenarios which are not covered under the scope of the ITC A such as

  1. Ordinary leakage or losses incurred in the weight or volume of the shipment.
  2. Willful misconduct with the shipment
  3. Improper packing 
  4. Situations like war, riots, strikes or any civil commotion
  5. Inherent vice or insolvency of the concerned carriers

Hence, the inland marine insurance transit coverage is appropriate for those small-scale or medium-sized businesses where there is no requirement of international trading. The ITC A will ensure the safety of your goods when they are being transported by land thus, giving you a sense of security and peace of mind.

Additional Read: For what Duration Inland Transit Insurance Clauses apply?