We only offer transport insurance in combination with overseas shipping or other kinds of transport. This product cannot be booked separately.
We always recommend insuring your transport. Unfortunately, there will always be certain factors nobody can control; the container falls overboard, bad weather at sea etc. Luckily these are exceptions that rarely occur, but it just might happen to you. The insurance value returned from the common insurance policy is often minimal. SCL Rotterdam offers several insurance policies which allow you to insure your goods for a certain value.
To be able to determine when and how possible damage has been caused, several inspection rapports are made throughout the shipping process. This rapport details the vehicle's condition with notes and remarks of all dents, scratches, rust etc. (if any). This is usually done when the car is picked up for inland transport, when it is received by the warehouse of departure, directly after receiving the vehicle in the warehouse of arrival and, if applicable, when the car is delivered at your door.
All damages that have been caused during transport and shipping by fire, theft or other causes will be covered. The insurance coverage includes obvious scratches, dents and other damages.
This policy only covers Total Loss damages that have been caused by transport. For example, this is the case if your vehicle's container falls overboard or is damaged in such a way that the vehicle is declared total-loss by a damage expert. Any other damage caused by transport like scratches or dents will not be covered.
General Average: a principle that as old as shipping itself. This arrangement means that if additional costs have to be made to (partially) save the ship and its load in case of emergency, these costs will be spread proportionately across all shippers that have cargo on the ship. This is also applicable if your own cargo has not suffered any damage at all. The client is always considered to be the shipper and will be held accountable in the case that General Average is declared. Having an insurance policy would save you a significant amount of money if this happens.