Safely on the road: cargo insurance as a protection against transport risks
Freight transport by road and rail, by air and sea, has always been an essential part of global economic trade. In the course of globalization and international economic development, transport routes and chains are becoming longer and the risks for transport of cargo more and more complex.
Professional transport and logistics companies as well as industrial and commercial enterprises have to protect themselves against a variety of different risks in order to not jeopardize their existence in case of transport damage:
- Transport accidents or damages to cargo
- Fire damage
- Wrong or late delivery
- Piracy, terrorism or war
- Customs seizure
A precisely tailored, comprehensive cargo insurance policy reliably protects companies, their employees – and consequently their customers – against these risks and the resulting financial and material losses.
Funk: a specialist for marine insurance since 1879
Cargo insurance is the origin of Funk’s business activities and has not lost its importance more than 140 years after our company was founded. As an experienced and independent insurance broker, we offer cargo insurance solutions tailored to the risks of our customers. Our services for industrial enterprises and trading companies cover the following areas:
- Marine cargo insurance
- Charterer’s liability
- Special insurance for machines, containers, trailers and semi-trailers
Based on an individual risk analysis, we can also integrate protection against special risks such as transport business interruption or penalties into the insurance cover. Our long-standing clients include carriers, transport companies and freight forwarders. For these industries, we design comprehensive insurance solutions that include:
- Carrier’s liability insurance
- Liability insurance for heavy lift operators
- Freight cargo insurance
- Insurance for ports and terminals
- Marine hull insurance
Profit from our professional claim management
A claim often means not only a massive disruption of ongoing business operations, but also significant administrative costs. Funk supports companies actively with its professional claim management. Of course, it is even better if damage does not occur in the first place: Targeted damage prevention as part of an active risk management helps to prevent many damages in advance. With our experts in the areas of risk and claims management, we provide competent support in all questions of loss prevention and work out an individual risk management concept with you.
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