Afghanistan insurance – are your vehicles properly covered?
10 July 2014
A recent Taliban attack on a convoy of trucks on the outskirts of Kabul in which dozens of tankers and haulage lorries were set ablaze has once again highlighted the need for war and terrorism policies for vehicles in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
The attack was on private company tankers and haulage vehicles rather than a military convoy, but the Taliban has said that any lorry suspected of supplying NATO is a legitimate target for them.
International vehicle insurance with war and terrorism cover
Stuart Dix, specialist consultant at Bellwood Prestbury, says that more and more private contractors are getting involved with haulage and supply and logistics work as the military prepare to withdraw in December 2014. “There are a number of companies tendering for logistics work to help bring NATO, UK and US forces equipment out of Afghanistan. Many use the route through Pakistan to Karachi. We recommend that these companies consider our international vehicle insurance with covering total loss and public liability cover, with acts of political violence, war and terrorism included.”
International asset insurance
Bellwood Prestbury are also providing international assets insurance for private logistics companies operating in Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan. Stuart explains: “Companies with warehouses storing even benign things like water, food or engineering equipment can find themselves targeted. Again we recommend asset /property insurance with political violence, war and terrorism included. While it’s been reported that companies are struggling to get some form of Iraq insurance given the civil unrest there, we are still supporting clients with cover.”
For more information, contact Stuart on + 44 (0) 1242 584 558 or email firstname.lastname@example.org