Protecting your cargo against financial losses is crucial, in events such as rough weather, fire, theft, and many other occurrences.
Our Extended Protection solution is the extra level of protection you need for your cargo’s partial or full value. To offer you peace of mind, MSC’s extended protection is available globally for a wide range of cargo categories.
With a simple, fast-tracked claim’s resolution process and one-stop-shop approach aiming to solve claims in 30 working days from the submission of all necessary documents, protecting your cargo has never been easier. Add extended protection to your booking in a few clicks and enjoy seamless protection of your cargo’s value and the support of a dedicated team at every step of your cargo’s protection journey.
We are always by your side. This is why we designed our Extended Protection solution as a one stop shop approach that offers the benefit of a sole interlocutor throughout your journey with MSC. This approach ensures a more efficient and simpler process.
Our solution is available for both spot shipments and volume contracts, worldwide. MSC Extended Protection supports a broad range of transportation solutions, including warehouse-to-warehouse and anything else in between enabling you to protect your cargo on a door-to-door basis, subject to carrier haulage.
The tariff charged for MSC Extended Protection is easily calculated, based on your cargo value and specificities. There is also the option to select partial value protection. The applicable tariff will be displayed on your freight invoice to help ensure you receive the protection your cargo deserves.
We aim to conclude all Extended Protection claims within a 30 working-day average period, running from the submission of your completed file. To minimise the impact of the claim process we offer a straightforward procedure with:
● Fewer documents needed to submit a claim
● Simplified, efficient, and easy processing
● Local point of contact
The handling of your cargo claims will be taken care of by MSC directly through a fast-track procedure relying on three main elements:
MSC Extended Protection covers a wide range of cargoes and offers a supplemental layer of protection for your cargo for accidental damage, loss, or theft during its journey with us.
Our extended cargo protection covers loss or damage to cargo due to:
● Stranding, grounding, sinking, collision.
● Heavy weather events.
● Acts of God/natural events.
● Wetting damage (hole in container roof allowing water infiltration).
● Stevedore mishandling.
● Thefts & pilferage.
● Reefers’ temperature variation (from 24 consecutive hours).
Please be aware, that our cargo protection systems do not cover loss or damage to cargo due to:
● Geopolitical events (sanctioned countries; persons or goods; seizures or arrests; riots; strikes; warlike operations; terrorism; weapons; cyber-risks, and similar events).
● Insufficient or improper packaging.
● Loss or damage attributable to the wilful misconduct of the shipper, consignee, or other merchant.
● Ordinary leakage, loss in weight, wear, and tear.
● Inherent defect, quality, or vice.
● Temperature or atmospheric pressure changes.
Discover more about how MSC’s Extended Protection service ensures a seamless protection experience for your cargo.
What to do in case of loss or damaged cargo:
Although different to cargo insurance, our Extended Protection services offers an extra layer of security in case of loss or damage to your cargo while under MSC’s care. Our Extended Protection services is an extended liability product which widens the carriage terms of the standard MSC bill of lading.
The Extended Protection services works perfectly alongside your existing cargo insurance solution. Extended Protection is the perfect addition to your marine insurance, and covers your deductible, making it a valuable investment.
MSC Extended Protection is suitable for both types of shipments and all volumes.
Currently, MSC Extended Protection is available for shipments carried in dry and reefer containers (for frozen cargo only). If you have fresh cargo to protect, please check our dedicated solutions page.
Please check our cargo exclusion here to verify if your shipment qualifies for Extended Protection solution.
Some cargo can be protected under the EPR, however under certain conditions (defined as Restricted Cargo). Restricted cargo list and conditions available here.