Marine - Freight Liability


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Key description

Cover can be provided for:

  • Limited/Specified Contractual i.e. Road Haulage Association (RHA), British International Freight Association (BIFA), Freight Transport Association (FTA), UK Warehouse Keepers Association (UKWKA)
  • Statutory Liability i.e. CMR Convention, Hague-Visby Rules, International Air Transport Association (IATA)
  • All Risks Liability
  • Common Law Liability – arises when contracts are disputed.

Typical clients

  • We provide comprehensive Freight Liability insurance for UK domiciled carriers and bailees, such as hauliers, warehouse-keepers, couriers and freight forwarders, covering their contractual liability for loss or damage to customers’ goods.

Selling points

  • Legal costs in defending claims against your clients in respect of the above
  • Unwitting CMR cover - (Conditional they carry goods on)
  • Clerical errors and omissions
  • Hired-in equipment such as containers and trailers
  • Own equipment such as ropes, sheets and the like
  • Financial Loss for which your clients are liable following loss or damage to goods in their custody
  • Drivers’ personal effects
  • Debris removal costs
  • Temporary storage
  • Temperature controlled goods
  • Backed up by a flexible, proactive claims handling service, including a fast-track facility for claims up to £3,000.

Service channels

Quote and buy through Fast Trade (Simple Risks).

By phone or e-mail with your local branch (Complex Risks).

Cross-sell products

  • Fleet - Policies that cover haulier or courier fleets
  • Motor Trade – If the insured transports vehicles for others
  • Commercial Combined (offline) - The Transit section of a CCI policy does not cater for Hauliers so a Freight Liability Policy will be required.

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