Our open marine policy also covers air freight shipments to and from the USA. International air carrier’s liability is limited by the Warsaw Convention to $9.07 per pound or $20.00 a kilogram. There have been some amendments that take the air carrier’s liability to $27.92 per kilogram. Either way with or without the amendments to the Warsaw Convention, most international shipper´s would be under insured should they not request additional coverage for their goods.
Having your own “all risk” coverage also eliminates the need to declare a value on the airway bill and pay a much higher premium than all risk coverage with Benchmark. As with all liability coverage; the burden of proof that the carrier damaged the goods is on the shipper. This can be a frustrating and time consuming undertaking.
Please contact us directly if you have questions or concerns on proper insurance coverage and to learn about the benefits of requesting “all risk” insurance coverage under our policy.