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Cargo insurance

Cargo insurance

In the process of international shipping the situations of cargo damage or loss, due to various circumstances, may arise. In this case, the customer shall make a complaint to the carrier/freight forwarder. In turn, the carrier/freight forwarder may admit its guilt, but pay only a small part of the cost of the lost cargo, referring to the limits of its liability.

Russian legislation and international conventions fix the limits of liability of the carrier/freight forwarder in international transport. The limit of liability of the international carrier for a kilogram of the total weight of lost, missing or damaged (corrupted) cargo may not exceed:

  • For sea transportation 2 SDR/gross kg;
  • For air transportation 17 SDR/gross kg;
  • For road transportation 8.33 SDR/gross kg;
  • For rail transportation 17 SDR/gross kg.

At the same time, the liability of the freight forwarder may not exceed 2 SDR. The SDR unit shall be established by IMF and one unit is approximately equal to US$1.5. The IMF website contains the exact value of the SDR unit in the currencies of different countries.

The carrier is not liable for loss or damage of cargo occurred in result of force majeure, fire, theft or other circumstances which have arisen not through its own fault and the fault of its employees or agents. The amount of liability of the carrier also may not exceed the actual cost of the goods. The actual cost of the goods is the cost of the goods supported by properly executed accompanying documents (CMR, Waybill, Invoice, Customs Declaration, etc.)

SUNGATE offers services for cargo insurance, which is the best way to guard against problems that may arise in the course of transportation. Upon customer request, experts of SUNGATE will execute all necessary operations for cargo insurance "With responsibility for all risks."

This service is rendered by the following regional offices:

  • Regional office in Russia(current page)

We will be happy to answer your questions


ул. Енисейская, д.7, к.3, Москва, 129344, Россия
Phone: (495) 982-51-27
Fax: (495) 982-51-27
E-mail: sungate@sungate.ru

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Our services


We specialise in railway transportation of perishable cargo in refrigerated containers, transportation of bulk chemical and food products in tank containers, bulk cargo in specialised bulk containers, container transportations, transportation of outsized cargo and wheel equipment, and project cargo.


We ensure full escorting of the cargo we were entrusted: we prepare and implement optimal transportation scheme and itinerary, we arrange customs and sanitary formalities, execution of cargo documents, organisation of stevedore works, if necessary, we organise intermediate storage of cargo in warehouses and insurance.

Container train

We are pleased to offer all our customers regular container train service, being the operator on the route from port of Ust-Luga - Moscow - port of Ust-Luga, with the subsequent delivery from the rail terminal in Moscow to customer's door and return of the empty container to the port of Ust Luga. This service allows you to send a container from two terminals in the port of Ust Luga - ULCT and South IPC-2.

Payment of fares

Company offers railway tariff payment services for the cargo transported in the territory of the Baltic States, Russian Federation, Kazakhstan, countries of the Central Asia and other countries-members of CIS and the European Union.

Transportation of perishable cargo

SUNGATE is the leader in transportation of refrigerated cargo through the Baltic ports.

Forwarding in Baltic ports

We provide services for the receipt and acceptance of goods, their placement and storage and further shipping in the ports of Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Russia.

Certification of cargo

Approvals are issued either as a part of a package of customs clearance services, or separately – for the customers ordering the execution of only some of the documents given below.

Customs services

In the area of customs clearance we offer: clearance in all customs regimes, selection of the best options, assistance in obtaining certificates, hygienic conclusions, passing phytosanitary and veterinary control.

Rate request

This form is intended for entry of the information required for transportation rate calculation.

Application for container train

This form is used to entry of information required for place bookings in the container train.

About our company

The company OOO “SUNGATE” started its activity in 1996. It is a member of the holding company group “SUNGATE”. Working in a holding enables us to guarantee to our clients that our company will be able to solve virtually all issues related to international transportation. We take responsibility for all works related to transporting, reloading, storing, insuring cargoes as well as customs documentation and legal support.

Our Partners

Reliable partnership is one of the main principles in SUNGATE work. Our company works with professional and top-ranked leaders in their sectors.


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