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    Marine Cargo, Freight & Transport Insurance


    Anthony Jones are experienced marine cargo and freight insurance brokers and understand how to meet the needs of customers moving goods around. Freight insurance, or Cargo insurance, is at the centre of the transport and logistics sector and core to many of our customers – whether they’re importers, exporters, goods shippers or goods receivers.

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    What Does Marine Cargo and Freight Insurance Cover?

    You’ll need your transport, freight and cargo insurance to cover all risks while your goods are in transit. This should include physical loss or damage to goods during:

    • Transit
    • Import and export
    • Storage during transit

    Marine cargo and freight insurance covers your liability for cargo that is either physically lost or damaged while in transit and also whilst being stored pending transit.

    For example, goods are covered from damage due to:

    • Loading/unloading
    • Weather
    • Piracy
    • Infestation
    • Theft
    • Other damage-causing factors

    Insurance can cover goods in transit in the UK, Europe or Worldwide.

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    Fright Liability Insurance

    Without freight liability insurance you may actually be liable for the damage or loss of other people’s goods thanks to something called General Average. Customers whose cargo survives a voyage could find themselves open to compensate others whose cargo was abandoned to protect the cargo vessel.

    Who Needs Cargo & Freight Cover?

    If you are transporting goods by road, rail, air or sea you are responsible for insuring them. Shipments can become lost or damaged and your carrier won’t compensate you for the full value of your cargo if something happens to it. All carriers are legally obliged to carry limited cover – carrier liability. They are usually only liable to compensate you a lump sum up to a certain limit. This is why it’s important to have transport, freight and cargo insurance to cover the full value of your shipment.

    Tailored Cover From a Specialist Cargo Insurance Broker

    At Anthony Jones every client has a dedicated motor expert. They are totally focused on providing the right solution to protect your business and take a personal interest in understanding your business inside out. We are at the forefront of providing insurance and risk management for the transport and logistics sector. Our dedicated transport team deals with the needs of all transport and cargo businesses, from small owner operators to the largest of vehicle fleets.

    Cargo & Freight Insurers

    We work closely with all insurers in the transport and freight sector, from established household names to syndicates and specialists at Lloyds. Our knowledge of not just cover and price, but also our ability to provide bespoke individual customer solutions with insurers gives us the platform to consistently win and retain transport and freight customers.

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    We’re partnered with DAC Beachcroft, who have a specialist motor prosecutions team. If one of your drivers is involved in a serious road traffic accident, they will be on hand to provide expert advice.

    We take the health and safety of commercial fleet drivers very seriously. This guide contains lots of useful facts and road safety tips: Motor Safety Guide


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    Managing Transport & Cargo Risk and Finding You the Best Deal

    The commercial motor team is confident in its proven buying power, which is especially needed in the current environment of rising claims frequencies and costs.

    Motor fleet and transit costs are likely to be more pressured in the future and you will need the assurance of a specialist broker, who is able to present your business and how you manage risk to insurers.

    We can help you with:

    • E-learning and risk assessment tools
    • In-vehicle training
    • Post-accident activities and training
    • Document checking
    • Driver handbooks
    • Vehicle checks
    • Telematics
    • Cameras

    Read more about some of the fleet risk management solutions you can access with us.

    Make a transport and cargo claim quickly and easily

    We know that when things go wrong, you need to be able to get back on track quickly, without any hassle.

    That’s why we’ve developed a simple online claims process, where you can report accidents anywhere, anytime.

    Why Anthony Jones?

    Anthony Jones has over 30 years’ experience in the transport, cargo and freight industry and has, over that time, built up strong relationships with insurers.

    Our expertise in the transport and logistics sector is second to none and we pride ourselves on the level of personal service we offer all our cargo and logistics customers.

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    Please call Kelly Yakinthou, Samantha Miles, Abbie Lineker or the team on 020 8290 9099 to see how we can help you with your freight insurance. Alternatively, you can email us at

    “Having worked with many different Insurance Brokers over the years we were so happy to find a partner in Anthony Jones. It’s not just about finding the best deal (they do!) but also about finding the best fit in terms of insurer for your business. From claims reporting stats to quarterly review meetings Anthony Jones work with us to keep on top of our claims and help to mitigate our losses and manage our fleet. Steve and his team are available anytime for advice, however small or irrelevant, and couldn’t be more helpful, it genuinely feels like you are dealing with friends or colleagues. We have entrusted Anthony Jones to look after our Insurance needs for the past two years and we hope to continue doing so for many more. It’s hard to find a broker, or insurer, that you can trust and rely on and with Anthony Jones we are always guaranteed to have both.”

    Darren Walne, Operations Director, 3rd Party Logistics