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Damaged and lost items are unfortunately a common problem when shipping freight.
Marine carrier’s liability is a complex area governed in New Zealand by the Carriage of Goods Act 1979.
The Act relates to contracts between shipper and contracting carrier, as well as to contracts between contracting carriers and their sub-contractors.
We have brokers who are marine insurance experts at Crombie Lockwood. They will make sure that as a carrier you get insurance cover for your liability under the contract.
Freight forwarders and carriers are exposed to a broad variety of risks, with different liabilities applicable for transit by sea, air, road or rail. If, in the ordinary course of your business, you carry goods owned by someone else, you are liable for any damage to the goods and possibly even for secondary damage resulting from your service.
People who need carrier’s liability insurance can include:
Marine carrier’s liability insurance will protect your business from the financial effects should anything go wrong.
This cover protects your legal liability, defence costs and expenses when you transport or store goods on behalf of others.
As with marine cargo insurance, the terms of the contract are important in assigning risk. Our brokers can help you understand your liability.
We have brokers with vast experience in marine insurance solutions. From underwriting to supporting you at claims time, our expert brokers can provide world class marine insurance and risk management solutions.
Our marine insurance experts will make sure that you, as marine carrier, are covered for your liability under the contract.