Freight Demurrage & Defence (FD&D) Insurance

title image: Freight Demurrage & Defence Versicherung

FD&D Insurance is legal protection insurance which covers lawyers' fees and court costs for a variety of legal proceedings. These legal costs are generally not covered by marine hull or liability insurance.

Among other things, FD&D insurance covers the costs of defending or enforcing claims in disputes on the basis of the following contracts:

  • Charter Party
  • Carriage Contracts
  • Bills of Lading
  • Purchase Contracts
  • Construction Contracts
  • Employment Contracts
  • others …

This insurance covers the costs arising from disputes relating to operation of the ship, but not the damage itself.