The insurance of “deterioration of stock in cold storage” is designed to meet the requirements of those who want to insure themselves against deterioration of goods in cold storage due to a breakdown of refrigerating machinery. Deterioration of stock insurance is a complementary cover to machinery insurance and can only be taken out in conjunction with the latter.
Causes of an indemnifiable claim for deterioration of stock may be
- a rise or fall in cooling temperature,
- the unforeseen and sudden escape of refrigerants into the cold-storage rooms,
It is possible to extend the deterioration of stock cover to include deterioration due to the failure of the public power supply, provided the arrangements regarding public and back-up power supplies is found to be satisfactory.