Ocean & Air Cargo Liability
Ocean and Air Cargo Liability policies provide shippers insurance coverage for damage to property in their care, custody and control during shipment overseas or through the air. The ocean cargo cases can involve COGSA (Carriage of Goods at Sea Act) and other federal laws governing liability for ocean cargo damaged during transit on thru bills of lading. The air transport cargo cases involve a complex scheme of state, federal and international laws depending on the route of transport and may involve the Hague-Visby rules, Warsaw Convention, Montreal Protocols or other international conventions.
Therefore, in addition to our attorneys handling defense or insurance coverage cases involving property damage to goods traveling overland, our lawyers have defended ocean and air cargo losses and represented clients regarding the attendant liability and insurance coverage issues raised when loss occurs to goods in transit. We have a strong understanding of all facets of insurance related to the transportation industry and an in-depth knowledge of transportation industry customs.