Marine solutions

A lot can happen between point A and point B. At sea, on land and in the air there are numerous marine risks that can affect the interconnected businesses of a dynamic world economy. Zurich marine insurance solutions help customers navigate the logistical challenges of shipping goods and materials across the country and around the globe. An assessment of your transit needs helps Zurich create a coverage plan for your hull, transit and cargo exposures that you can depend on in more than 200 countries and territories.

Why Zurich?

Zurich uses data analysis developed by an international network of risk-engineering professionals to help customers navigate the constantly evolving marine industry. 


Marine solutions

Hull and liability

As one of the industry’s leading commercial hull and marine liability underwriters, Zurich’s underwriting knowledge, global network and substantial capacity enable us to tailor programs for customers in water transportation and maritime operations. We offer primary hull and liability coverages as well as specific excess and marine umbrella coverages, including:

  • Commercial hull and machinery
  • Protection and indemnity
  • Vessel builders risk 
  • Terminals 
  • Ship repairers
  • Wharfingers/safe berth
  • Stevedores
  • Charterers legal liability
  • Excess marine liabilities

Inland marine

Zurich provides inland marine solutions for a broad range of industry groups. From traditional transit and equipment coverages to specialized policies for targeted needs – such as our new Inland Marine Domestic Logistics Coverage combining transportation and warehousing features under one form – Zurich’s inland marine portfolio includes:

  • Contractors equipment
  • Equipment sales and rental 
  • Exhibitions
  • Mobile equipment and scheduled property floaters
  • Motor truck cargo 
  • Radio and television towers and equipment 
  • Riggers legal liability
  • Transportation and trip transit
  • Warehouse legal liability

Ocean cargo

Zurich offers customized ocean cargo programs that protect goods in transit by sea or air and from warehouse to warehouse. The basic ocean cargo policy covers ocean and air shipments, protecting merchandise for physical loss or damage from external causes. Coverages can be expanded to include inland transit risks, including storage and processing, consignment property and goods in storage.

  • Underwriting tailored for each individual risk with a focus on specific coverage needs
  • Transit insurance covering merchandise warehouse-to-warehouse
  • Enhancements to our basic ocean policy include:
    • Domestic and foreign inland transit
    • Warehousing/stock throughput
    • Processing
    • Installation
    • Delay in start-up/business interruption

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