The Oldest form of insurance and still vital regardless of the commodity or destination. There is a common misconception that carriers take full responsibility for the cargoes they carry, but as you can see from the table below, the reality falls a long way short of the expectation:

Road in UK

Road Haulage Association (RHA)

£1,300 per tonne

Road between European States

CMR Convention (CMR)

Approximately £8,000 per tonne

By Air

Warsaw Convention

Approximately £15,000 per tonne

By Sea

Hague Visby

Approximately £2,000 per tonne

Your Freight Forwarder

British International Freight Association (BIFA)

Approximately £2,000 per tonne

Warehouse Storage

UK Warehousing Association (UKWA)

£100 per tonne


Furthermore to claim you have to:

• Prove negligence of the carrier under their conditions - not always easy - time consuming.
• Claim in writing within strict time scales. e.g. 7 days under RHA for damage or partial loss.
• Be prepared to pursue large claims through the courts against carriers insurers.
• Not fall foul of the various defences under trading conditions - e.g. Act of God which could not have been foreseen by the carrier.

Single Shipment Insurance: For shipments that you want to insure individually, we can give you a quotation. Click here to contact us for rates, cover and everything else you need to get insured.

Annual Policy: Whether it's high limits, Worldwide destinations, cover for storage and exhibitions, high risk commodities, or a straightforward contract for road transits in Europe, we can tailor cover to your requirements. We use our specialist knowledge and contracts throughout Company and Lloyds markets to get our clients the cover they need at the most competitive price. E-Mail us your contact details and we'll get straight back to you to discuss your requirements.

Trade Disruption Cover This cover is not included within a marine contract and we have specialist insurers who will arrange this cover subject to completion of the appropriate form. This cover is normally required in the event of goods being delayed on route to a final destination and this delay could then result in orders being cancelled.