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    Freight insurance


    Anthony Jones are experienced insurance brokers in understanding and meeting the needs of customers moving goods around. Freight insurance or Cargo insurance as it is often called is at the centre of the transport and logistics sector and core to many of our customers.


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    Who needs to buy freight cover?

    If you are transporting goods by any means thinking about your responsibility to insure them is essential. Shipments can become lost or damaged of course and your carrier won’t compensate you for the full value of your cargo if something happens to it. All carriers are legally obliged to carry limited cover – carrier liability. They are usually only liable to compensate you a lump sum up to a certain limit. This is why it’s important to have freight insurance to cover the full value of your shipment.

    What does freight insurance cover?

    Freight insurance covers your liability for cargo that is either physically lost or damaged while in transit and also whilst being stored pending transit. Goods are covered for example from damage due to loading/unloading, weather, piracy, infestation, theft or other factors causing damage. Insurance can cover goods in transit in the UK, Europe or Worldwide.

    Without cargo insurance you may actually be liable for the damage or loss of other people’s goods thanks to something called General Average.  Customers whose cargo survives a voyage could find themselves open to compensate others whose cargo was abandoned to protect the cargo vessel.

    Expert advice from a specialist freight insurance broker

    To make sure you get the right cover you should talk to a specialist insurance broker, such as Anthony Jones, who know the market well and can give expert advice.

    With Anthony Jones, you will have a dedicated transport expert who will make it their business to understand your business and present your risk to the insurers so that a tailored solution can be delivered.

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    We know that when things go wrong, you need to be able to get back on track quickly, without any hassle.

    That’s why we’ve developed a simple online claims process, where you can report accidents anywhere, anytime.


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    Why Anthony Jones?

    Anthony Jones has over 30 years’ experience in the cargo and freight industry and has, over that time, built up strong relationships with insurers.

    Our expertise in the transport sector is second to none and we pride ourselves on the level of personal service we offer all our logistics customers.


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    Please call Dave Godfrey or the team on 020 8290 9099 to see how we can help you with your freight insurance. Alternatively, you can email us at

    “Anthony Jones delivers confidence; both in the people we deal with and in the insurance they put in place. We consistently get value from our investment and their experts in our respective fields bring respect, honesty and realism. This frees me to get on with developing our business and building a market leading company knowing our risk and claims management is in safe hands.”

    Alan McNicol, Executive Financial Director Maritime Transport