We cover legal liability for companies and people involved in the marine and transportation industry, including carriers & freight forwarders; ship repairers & marina operators, and chartering.

We can also provide tailor-made policies for other, less-common marine liabilities, like diving contractors, port companies, stevedores, travel lift operators, skippers or wharfingers.

Need to claim?

If you’re involved in an incident and need to make a claim, please follow our Marine Liability claims procedure, and Emailsend us an email.

For after–hours emergency assistance in New Zealand, call Sedgwick on Call us0800 800 270.


PDF DocumentCarriers’ Legal Liability proposal*

PDF DocumentCharterers’ Legal Liability proposal

PDF DocumentIntegrated Transit Legal Liability application

PDF DocumentMarina Operators’ Legal Liability proposal

PDF DocumentShip Repairers’ Legal Liability proposal

PDF DocumentMarine Claims Information Sheet

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Marine Liability cover

Carriers’ Legal Liability

Protection for carriers moving cargo within New Zealand, for legal liability under the Contract and Commercial Law Act 2017.

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Charterers’ Legal Liability

Protection for companies chartering commercial vessels, for their liability relating to damage to the vessel and to third party property and cargo.

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Freight Forwarders’ Legal Liability

Tailored liability coverage for freight forwarders or Non Vessel Owning Common Carrier (NVOCC) operators.

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Marina Operators’ Legal Liability

Specialist liability protection for marina operations in New Zealand.

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Ship Repairers’ Legal Liability

This covers liabilities and risks associated with ship repairs and maintenance.

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If the products above don’t quite suit your needs, have a look at these related marine insurance products, or get in touch with a broker or adviser for personalised help.

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Important information

Excesses, terms, conditions, limits and exclusions apply to these policies. Please check the policy wording for details of cover. The provision of cover is subject to the underwriting criteria that apply at the time.

Our website provides general information about our products and services to help you make choices when it comes to protecting the things in life and business that really matter and is not intended to be financial advice. For advice on product suitability, please contact your financial adviser.