Cargo Insurance

Global cargo insurance from single shipments to multinational programs
With one of the largest, most experienced networks of cargo insurance specialists, claims experts and risk consultants in the business, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) delivers local solutions for marine cargo risks in more than 200 countries and territories.

Every client's needs are different. That's why we work closely with risk managers and brokers to offer custom cargo insurance coverage, backed up by market-leading capacity, flexible underwriting, strong financial ratings and fast claims handling.

We have the hands-on experience needed for any type of cargo insurance claim, from simple to complex losses (e.g. general average and piracy).

And our recovery services focus on reducing the financial impact of loss, paying special attention to salvage and subrogation solutions, helping to reduce clients' net losses and lower program costs.

Our team of risk consultants, marine engineers, master mariners and logistics and supply chain security specialists provides technical expertise and solutions across every multi-modal risk:
  • general cargo and goods in transit
  • project cargo (including delay in start-up)
  • logistics and security
  • packaging
  • temperature-sensitive and theft-attractive cargo
  • warehouse inspections
  • international insurance programs
  • captive solutions
  • piracy
  • difference in conditions and difference in limits (DIC/DIL)
  • stock through-put
  • freight liability
  • cargo consequential loss
  • war and strikes (including terrorism)
We offer an online facility for the fast issuance of secure marine cargo insurance certificates. Our eCertificates service can be accessed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, by authorized customers. That way, you can avoid the paperwork and delays often associated with international trade and letter of credit requirements.
 The products and services described on this page may not be available in all AGCS locations. Please contact your local office for full information on local product availability.
Shipping is the lifeblood of the global economy, transporting approximately 90% of global trade. AGCS analyzes the key developments and losses in maritime safety on an annual basis.
Our Risk Consultants share their expertise in a series of risk bulletins advising on how to safely load and secure project cargo, how to store biomass products prior to shipping, as well as many more topics.
From ship to shore: What makes Marine Insurance at AGCS special? What are our values? Why choose AGCS? Watch the video from our North America Marine team.
Global Head of Project Cargo, Kevin Wolfe, joins the AGCS Podcast to help break down the complexities of the project cargo business, and what puts AGCS in a league of its own.

Annual survey identifying business risks

Technology is breeding new threats as well as business models. Traditional risks such as natural catastrophes continue to challenge while other threats such as cyber, neck-and-neck with business interruption at the top of the Allianz Risk Barometer 2019 for the first time, reputational risk, increasing exposure to intangible assets and volatility and consolidation in the corporate environment evolve daily.

Top 3 risks in the Marine & Shipping sector in 2019

  1. Natural catastrophes (34%) - 2018 rank: 1 (34%)
  2. Cyber incidents (32%) - 2018 rank: 2 (31%)
  3. Market developments (28%)  
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With the Allianz network AGCS provides services in over 200 countries and territories.