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CARGO INSURANCE FOR BUSINESSES AND INDIVIDUALS

Welcome to The Insurance Broker, the home of Marine Cargo Insurance.

Based in Longridge in the Ribble Valley, The Insurance Broker have been trading since 2001 and are specialists in providing Cargo Insurance to businesses, freight forwarders and individuals alike.

Capitalising on a vast experience in Marine Cargo Insurance, The Insurance Broker Ltd has developed a strong understanding of clients’ needs in this area and works to tailor policies to their individual requirements.

The Insurance Broker can provide you with road, rail and air cargo insurance, along with sea cover that includes General Average insurance free of charge. And because we’re able to compare the entire insurance market, instead of a handful of preferred companies, we’ll find you complete cover at a price that won’t leave you reeling.

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COVER YOUR SHIPMENT WITH PEACE OF MIND

Despite widespread belief, it is actually the responsibility of the sender and not the carrier, to insure the products being shipped.

Shipping goods or belongings overseas does come with an element of risk. Shipments can become lost or damaged, leaving you to face substantial costs to replace or repair your cargo.

There are a number of issues specific to transporting goods, and although Cargo insurance will cover your shipment up to its full value, in order to achieve the best possible cover at the most competitive price, you’ll need expert advice.

The Insurance Broker can provide you with that advice. Unlike other Insurance brokers, we specialise in the field of cargo insurance. We’ve spent years building a network of contacts amongst some of the world’s leading insurers, so you can be sure that we’ll always find you the best possible deal for your next shipment.

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DO I NEED CARGO INSURANCE?

If you’re unsure whether or not you’ll require marine cargo Insurance, ask yourself whether you’d be able to cover the cost of replacing the goods if they were to get lost or damaged in transit.

Despite the common misconception, your carrier won’t compensate you for the full value of your goods or belongings in the event of loss or damage. Shipping companies are only liable to pay you a sum up to the amount specified in their trading conditions – a figure that may be as low as £1,300 per tonne.

What’s more, without marine cargo insurance you may be liable for the damage or loss of other people’s goods thanks to General Average. The law of general average is a legal principle of maritime law in which all parties in a sea venture proportionally share losses resulting from voluntary sacrifice to save the whole cargo in an emergency situation. This means that if such a situation were to arise on the shipping vessel, customers whose cargo survives the voyage would be required to compensate anyone whose cargo was abandoned to protect the cargo vessel.

So whether you’re a business shipping products to foreign customers or buying goods from abroad, or a family starting a new life overseas, if you are transporting goods overseas and you are not happy to risk paying thousands of pounds for the damage or loss of your own (and someone else’s) shipment, you are going to need cargo insurance cover to protect your goods in transit.

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WHY USE THE INSURANCE BROKER?

The Insurance Broker have been selling marine cargo Insurance for over 20 years. Our specialist team are fully trained in cargo, freight and marine insurance and we’re at the forefront of the cargo insurance industry.

Whether you require a single marine cargo insurance policy or an open general annual policy our expert team will be able to assist in ensuring that you purchase the right cargo insurance policy for your needs. We can also provide assistance if you require a specialist under-written commodity policy.

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