Insurance for ocean cargo

Ocean Cargo

If you are buying or selling goods overseas, it's important to have the right insurance company helping to protect your interests. We provide insurance solutions for importers, exporters, manufacturers, commodities traders and freight forwarders.

Insurance for shipments of new merchandise

Travelers Cargo Elite® policy provides automatic, all-risk* coverage for international shipments of new merchandise transported by sea or air. To minimize the risk of coverage gaps due to product and shipment changes, we've added a broad range of coverage extensions at no additional cost, including concealed damage, shortage from container, control of damaged goods and consolidation.

Travelers Cargo Elite Express® policy is also available for businesses with up to $10 million of annual international shipments. Benefits include "all-risk"* coverage for most commodities, flat annual premiums as low as $1,000 and no reporting of shipments or sales.

Insurance for customers with complex commodities or global shipping patterns

For complex accounts, Travelers offers Custom Cargo coverage. This policy offers you coverage uniquely tailored to your specific product requirements and global transportation process.

Examples of commodities insured with Custom Cargo include:

  • Chemicals (bulk or packaged)
  • Food products (wheat, grain, rice)
  • Machinery
  • Metals
  • Ores & concentrates
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Refrigerated goods

Cargo special policy issuance

Click here to access the ocean cargo special policy issuance system that allows you to prepare and issue special policies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Overseas coverage for U.S. companies

Travelers has the products, services and expertise to meet a wide range of international insurance needs in more than 100 countries worldwide.

Coverage is available for U.S.-based companies with:

  • Export of products and/or services outside the U.S.
  • Manufacturing operations outside the U.S.
  • Employees traveling or permanently based outside the U.S.

For more information on Travelers overseas P&C coverage for U.S. companies,
click here.

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*All-risk coverage is subject to exclusions and limitations.