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Sendy and LAMI Technologies partner to offer East African Freight carriers affordable digital Goods in Transit Insurance

Sendy and LAMI Technologies partner to offer East African Freight carriers affordable digital Goods in Transit Insurance

September 24, 2021
Eunice Kinungi (Head of Insurance at Lami) with Brian Wangila (Head of Product-Freight at Sendy)

Sendy and LAMI Technologies, a Kenyan insurance technology company have announced a partnership that will enable carriers in East Africa to access simple, hassle-free, and affordable Goods in Transit insurance customized on a per-trip basis. Powered by LAMI’s insurance API, carriers across the region will automatically benefit  from a free policy of up to KES 5,000,000 for all moves done on Sendy’s online freight platform.

Here’s how it works: 

  1. You log onto the Sendy Freight Platform and bid on a shipment request
  2. Shipper awards you a move and you assign truck(s)
  3. We automatically create a Goods-in-Transit policy for your move
  4. You carry out your  move(s) covered by LAMI

Goods In Transit Insurance Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 

  1. Am I still going to be covered if I already have my own GIT Insurance ? Yes
  2. How much will the GIT cost ? KES 1500 for a cover of up to 5 Million per move. Sendy is covering this cost. It’s not an additional cost to carriers. 
  3. Which types of goods are covered? All types of goods are covered except petroleum products, alcohol, wines & spirits, tobacco, animals & their products, hazardous goods, perishable goods, fragile and fiduciary items. 
  4. Which locations are covered ? Moves originating from Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania(in KES or USD)
  5. What is the claims process?
  • Report the claim as soon as possible
  • The following are the claims requirements 
  • The policy number 
  • Your mobile number
  • Your email address 
  • Insured/Transporter name
  • Signed contract for the goods being carried
  • Bill of lading
  • Where theft is involved, add report from the police
  1. What are the Insurance EXCLUSIONS & CONDITIONS
  • Political risks
  • Terrorism
  • Excluding  loss  of  market,  whether  or  not  a  delivery  time  or  date  has  been
  • contractually agreed
  • Excluding loss or damage to consignment from unattended vehicle
  • Theft by employees
  • Perishable goods and live animals and animal products
  • Claims arising out of willful illegal sale of property in the custody and control of the transporter

We have updated our Terms and Conditions to reflect the above. Review them here