Transport, Logistics & Shipping Industry
W Denis group provides a range of specialist insurance services to shipping companies, ports, freight forwarders, cargo handling terminals and haulage firms. All of these have had to evolve over the years due to an ever-changing regulatory framework and increased competition.
Today’s global supply chain sees value added services such as labelling, sub-assembly and merge-in-transit increasingly demanded upon by logistics operators. Robust risk management coupled with a comprehensive insurance programme, provides the ultimate safety net against the uncertain consequences of many of the emerging exposures arising out of these enhanced activities.
Cargo Handling Facility Insurance
W Denis Insurance Brokers Plc provides liability, property and equipment insurance to marine terminals, stevedores, inland clearance depots, river terminals, container freight stations, container storage depots and airfreight handling terminals. As well as liability for damage to customer’s cargo, ships and containers, your business may be exposed to domestic and international third-party risks. The levels of compensation paid in bodily injury cases highlight this exposure.
Port Authority Insurance
No two operators face an identical set of risks and so it is crucial to tailor cover to individual situations. Many port operators undertake other activities such as freight forwarding or logistics operations and these can be covered in conjunction with port liability risks. Cover is also available for property and handling equipment thus protecting a port’s investment against accidental damage, weather damage, machinery breakdown or increased cost of working following an accident.
Ship Operator Insurance
A comprehensive package of liability and equipment insurances to ship owners, charterers and combined transport operators in deep sea, short sea and river trades. The Insurance is designed to operate in conjunction with Protection & Indemnity (P&I) cover, minimising the chance of gaps or overlapping covers. Many ship operators engage in other business activities such as freight forwarding, ships’ agency or terminal operations and these can also be insured by W Denis Insurance Brokers Plc.
Transport and Logistics Operator Insurance Cover
Specialist cover for companies that operate freight services by sea, road, air, rail or river. This encompasses freight forwarding, railway or stack train operations, NVOCs, inland waterway operators, trailer operators, parcel carriers, tank or container operators, air freight carriers, road hauliers and warehouse/depot operators.
The range of perils covered by us minimises the need to buy separate policies. A single package can be tailored to distinct needs, reducing gaps and overlaps in cover. Wherever cargo is being transported, the practical and legal difficulties that may arise when dealing with claims can be handled efficiently by W Denis and its global network of partners.
Risk management and surveying services can be provided in conjunction with the above.