Marine Cargo Insurance – protection for goods in transit by road, rail, sea or air

Marine transit insurance provides cover against damage or loss to goods whilst being transported by road, rail, sea or air.

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Marine insurance can protect your property as it moves from place to place.
Insurance2day is an established provider of Marine insurance solutions, which means we have the knowledge and experience to provide tailored cover to meet the specific needs of your business.

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Do I need Marine Insurance?

Any business that imports, exports or manufactures goods is likely to need marine insurance, in addition to goods in transit insurance. We can protect your business from disruption and the negative impacts of loss or damage of goods, including customer retention, company reputation and cash flow.

We have years of risk engineering experience to ensure an accurate marine insurance solution for your goods.

We can provide quotes for bespoke insurance policies covering some, or all, of the following:

  • Goods in Transit
  • Commercial or Domestic Goods
  • Annual or Single Shipment Policies
  • Imports / Exports
  • Worldwide Transits
  • Exhibitions
  • Stock Throughput

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Our dedicated team of claims experts is on hand at every step of the journey from first call to final resolution.

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FAQs

What is Marine Transit Insurance?

Marine insurance covers the physical loss or damage of goods whilst being transported by road, rail, sea or air.

My transit carrier provides insurance, why do I need to buy marine insurance?

Your own marine insurance policy will be tailored to meet the specific needs of your goods and transit. Therefore ensures sufficient coverage in the event of damage or loss to goods. Furthermore, your own marine insurance policy is likely to be less expensive than a policy provided by a transit carrier.

In many instances, your carrier won’t compensate you for the full value of your goods or belongings in the event of damage or loss. Shipping companies are only liable to pay you a sum up to the amount specified in their trading conditions.

Do I really need marine cargo insurance?

While it may be rare for shipments to be lost or damaged, can your business afford the fallout if something does happen? Consider the following:

  • Time it takes to make a liability insurance claim.
  • Proof of liability.
  • Cost of replacing the goods and arranging a new delivery.
  • Financial loss due to delays, loss of goodwill etc.
  • Legal fees.

If I need to make a claim who should I contact?

Call Insurance2day straight away speak to our marine transit insurance team. We’re not a call centre and you will be connected to a real person who can get your claim process started.