Freight Forwarder Insurance
Specialist cover for freight forwarders from £5 a month*.
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No hidden fees or cancellation charges
Cover starting at £5 a month
Cover starting at £5 a month
Frequently asked questions
What cover limit should I choose?
When deciding what cover limits to choose, think about how much it would cost you to put things right in a worst-case scenario. It’s also important to be aware that certain clients or industry bodies may require you to have a minimum level of cover in place. You should check this before you arrange your policy.
Is business insurance a legal requirement for freight forwarders?
The only type of business insurance that is a legal requirement for some freight forwarders is employers’ liability protection. This applies if you have people working for your company.
However, while other types of protection are not mandatory, lacking appropriate cover could be disastrous for your finances.
When should I get freight forwarder insurance?
We recommend purchasing freight forwarder insurance before you take on your first clients. You never know when problems may arise, so it makes sense to be protected from the outset.
How is Markel regulated?
Markel is regulated by the Prudential Regulation Authority and Financial Conduct Authority. Find out more by visiting the Financial Services Register.
Access these unique services for your freight forwarding business
Our policyholders receive access to these unique services designed to make your life easier (included as standard with certain covers).
24 hour legal advice helpline
When you insure with Markel, you'll benefit from 24/7 telephone access to a qualified solicitor at no additional cost. Expert legal advice can be costly when you're working for yourself and it's difficult to know who to turn to for a trustworthy answer. Whether it's a question on health and safety, employment law, legal structures for your business or how to handle a difficult client, an experienced team of solicitors are on hand day and night to help you with any business-related legal queries. Included as standard with all policies.
Markel Business Hub access
In addition to our 24 hour legal helpline, you'll have access to the Markel Business Hub - an award winning online resource of legal and business guides, templates and content written and created by our team of expert solicitors. Instantly download ready-made contracts, policies, procedures and guidance you can use for your business - without paying any expensive legal fees. Included as standard with all policies.
Fee dispute service
Customers don't always pay on time and chasing fees or invoices costs time and money. Mindful of the impact this has on your business, we offer our policyholders access to a unique fee dispute helpline operated by one of the UK's leading law firms, who will provide specialist legal guidance and support on fee dispute issues. Included as standard with professional indemnity insurance.
Public relations crisis management service
In today's 24 hour news culture, public relations disasters can occur at any time. Having to deal with the press whilst managing a difficult situation can be hugely stressful as well as being a potential minefield. When there is a risk to your business as a result of negative press attention, our specialist public relations crisis management firm, The Counsel House, will work with you to help manage allegations of fraud, injury caused to employees or the public, and official investigations into your company's affairs. Included as standard with professional indemnity insurance, directors and officers insurance, cyber and data risks insurance and legal representation and employment disputes insurance.
Cyber response helpline
If you're the victim of a targeted cyber attack, our cyber response helpline provides access to specialist solicitors and information security experts who will give expert legal and technical IT security guidance on the issues arising from cyber and data protection risks. Included as standard with cyber and data risks insurance.