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Marine Freight Insurance

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Marine Freight Insurance

If your business involves the transportation of goods, BJP can offer you high quality Freight Insurance with a range of benefits.

BJP Insurance Brokers are experienced in arranging Freight Insurance for companies involved in the movement of goods. Whether you’re a manufacturer, importer/exporter, international freight forwarder, shipping agent or any other business looking for quality Freight Insurance, BJP have the expertise to provide you with a policy that suits your needs.

Who needs marine freight insurance?

Anyone whose business depends on the transportation of goods needs Freight Insurance to protect them against the possible loss, theft or damage of their merchandise. If your company moves goods of any kind, your business and client relationships could be seriously affected if anything were to happen to those goods – whether the cause was a natural disaster, wilful vandalism, or anything in between.

It’s a common mistake to assume that your customers hold adequate insurance to protect their goods in transit. Suppliers should never assume this to be the case.

To obtain a freight insurance quote, or to seek advice, please contact Rachel Williams on 0345 365 2121, or e-mail rachelwilliams@bjpinsure.com, who will be happy to discuss your requirements with you.

Alternatively, please click on the get a quote link above and we will call you back within a working day to discuss your requirements.

At BJP we’ve been providing quality insurance to businesses like yours for almost two decades. We operate across the UK and provide a personalised service born of our philosophy that no two businesses are quite the same.

Typical companies that qualify for Marine Freight Insurance policies are:

  • import/export companies
  • manufacturers
  • international freight forwarders
  • shipping agents

What is marine freight insurance?

Marine freight insurance is an umbrella term for a range of covers designed to protect you against the various risks of freight transportation. Although in some cases the recipient of goods may hold their own insurance, as a supplier you should never rely on this. Holding robust marine freight insurance is the only way to ensure that your merchandise is protected.

Anything can go wrong in transit – fire, theft, damage, train derailment, accidents, fire, natural disasters, containers falling overboard, collision, strikes, riots and attacks, to name a few. Some policies exclude losses related to war and piracy. An experienced broker like BJP will ask you the right the questions to make sure you get the policy you need.

Depending on your business’s needs, marine freight insurance can protect goods being transported by:

  • sea
  • air
  • canal
  • rail
  • road

It can be arranged to protect you anywhere in the world, including unstable locations.

What is the difference between marine freight insurance and cargo insurance?

These are very similar policies, both of which can be adapted to the individual needs of your business. Traditionally, cargo insurance applied more to ‘own goods’ and was directed towards companies like manufacturers, suppliers and wholesalers. However, these days the distinction is more or less extinct.

Whether your company is sending, transporting, or receiving goods, Freight Insurance can ensure that these goods are fully covered.

Why compare marine freight insurance quotes with BJP?

There are many advantages of buying your insurance through BJP. To begin with, we have extensive knowledge of the different marine freight insurance policies on offer, and can equip you with the knowledge to choose the right one. We will navigate the fine print of policies and make sure there are no exclusions that might land your business in trouble.

Our well-established relationships with high quality insurers mean we can offer you a robust policy at a decent price.

Last but not least, when it comes to making a claim, our marine freight insurance team will be on hand to negotiate the best and quickest outcome. After all, what’s the point of having insurance if can’t help you in troubled times?

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