The main property of marine insurance is given below:

(1)        Hull Insurance

(2)        Cargo Insurance

(3)        Freight Insurance.

1.     Hull Insurance

This is the insurance effected by the ship-owner on the actual vessel and its machinery. It covers all the perils of the sea, i.e. storm, stranding, collision, fire and it arranges on an annual basis.

2.       Cargo Insurance

This policy is arranged for goods or merchandise carried by the ship. This is taken for the duration of a voyage or for other purposes. It provides coverage against all risk including strike and war risk.

3.       Freight insurance

The term Freight is used for the cost of transporting the goods. It may also be referred to the hire of a vessel. If the freight has been pre-paid, this is generally added in the value of the goods insured under the policy. A ship owner is entitled to it only when the goods safely arrive at the port of distinction. If the goods are destroyed or ship does not reach the destination, the shipping company would lose the income. 

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bayareagreatthing 7 years ago from Bay Area California

Wow- I never knew that it was broken down like that.

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nilum 7 years ago Author

Thank you Dear for liking

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rbnstr08 6 years ago from Philippines

Nice marine insurance description here. It will be nice if you could add inland-marine insurance because it will cover cargo after port-to-port marine insurance.

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nilum 6 years ago Author

I would surely try my best to

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