Marine Cargo Insurance
What Is Marine Cargo Insurance?
Marine cargo insurance covers losses, arising from physical damage to goods, while being transported around the world, whether by road, rail, sea or air and even in storage. This coverage is especially important when you are importing or exporting goods overseas as your goods can be handled by various companies over many continents. Cargo cover will also cover your UK based, Goods-In-Transit for the collection and delivery of your own goods.
Why Do I Need Marine Cargo Insurance?
If your company delivers, imports or exports goods or uses third-party companies to move your goods, then a Marine Cargo Insurance policy offers you specialist protection against the loss or damage to your goods. Importing and Exporting goods can carry unseen risks such as general average losses (see below) which may not be covered by your shipper’s insurance policy and this can cause significant financial losses to the owner of the goods. A cargo policy puts you in financial control of the loss and insurers will pay you directly and decide who was liable in their time, not yours.
“DPI are always on hand to discuss insurance matters at length and are quick in assessing the complexity of issues enabling them to provide sound advice and guidance, often out of hours. I have never felt that their advice or service was compromised by budgetary constraints. We recently had a devastating fire which totally destroyed our main woodworking manufacturing facility. Our account manager was on site within a day and remained on hand to guide us throughout the complex claim process which has proved invaluable. I can, without reservation, say that DPI’s advice and service provide us with essential protection which will compliment and add value to any business or individual.” – Leonard Pitt, Shellen Construction Limited
Why choose DPI Insurance Brokers?
Ongoing expert advice and friendly customer service year after year at an average service rating of 4.9 out of 5 from independent review site Feefo.
DPI Insurance are part of the Purple Partnership and have access to specialist endorsements for a number of our policies, giving our clients extra benefits.
We have built up a large client base with our panel of A rated insurers and this relationship provides us with preferential rates on all our insurance quotes.
We conduct a detailed fact-find to understand all aspects of your business enabling a policy to be bespoke to your requirements.