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A Simple Guide to Understanding Marine Cargo Insurance

What is Marine Consignment Insurance?

Marine Cargo Insurance, also known as Cargo and Transit Insurance is one of the more complicated areas of transport insurance. Many transport operators are unaware of the varying insurance options available, what is covered, and how cover works.

Marine Cargo Insurance protects against loss or damage of goods when in transit by any method of transport – sea, rail, or air. Many things can go wrong when you move goods from one place to another, and the consequences can be devastating for you and your business if you are not adequately covered.

Who needs it?

Any business that sends or receives goods. Key industries that rely on transporting goods include:

  • Manufacturing – importing raw materials and distributing finished products,
  • Agriculture – producers transport goods from their farms,
  • Wholesaler – moving goods from the manufacturer to the retailer,
  • Retailers – moving stock from warehouses and stock transfers,
  • Exploiting – importing and exporting raw materials and equipment.


We understand that choosing the right insurance policy for your cargo in Australia can be a complicated task.
Working with a specialist broker such as Truck Insurance HQ allows you to easily select a policy that suits your needs and ensures full protection in the event of damage or loss.

You need the right marine cargo insurance policy for your particular goods. The right policy and quote will offer the following benefits:

  • Ensure that your goods are covered in case they are lost or damaged during transit
  • Ensure that you are not left out of pocket by financial losses
  • Reduce your risk
  • Provide you with peace of mind knowing you and your goods are protected


Truck Insurance HQ has highly skilled brokers working across Australia. You don’t have to concern yourself with the claims process. We will do it on your behalf. We help you get the best result in a suitable timeframe, allowing you to continue with the business and enjoy a hassle-free process.
When it comes to marine, there are no one-size-fits-all cargo and freight insurance policies. That’s why we work with you to develop a policy to suit the specific commodity, voyage, and conditions your freight.

Contact Truck Insurance HQ today on 1300 815 344 to have a member of our expert team assist you with a competitive public liability or cargo and transit insurance quote.

Alternatively, complete either of the online forms, and we will contact you to discuss your insurance requirements with an affordable quote.

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