Port operators occupy a unique position in the global logistics chain which exposes them to a wide variety of liability risks. As well as both marine and land based risks, they are also exposed to both international and domestic legal regimes. The service offered by Port operators is often a diverse combination of landlord and operational services which include marine traffic control, cargo handling and storage facilities, security services, emergency response services, environmental protection, channel maintenance, advisory services, residential and commercial development, and provision of public facilities.
Zurich has developed a package of insurance and risk management services which is designed to provide a comprehensive insurance solution for port operators liability exposures. We have a number of specialists experienced in port risk and insurance including risk engineers, maritime lawyers, specialist underwriters and average adjusters.
Our package of insurance and risk management services is designed to provide a comprehensive insurance solution for port operators. Cover includes protection from liabilities to third parties, as a landlord, for operational services (including pilotage, towage, maintenance of navigational aids, maintenance of advertised water depths etc), fines and penalties, pollution risks, errors and omissions, wreck removal and defence costs. Additional cover for port blockage, consultancy services, and tenant's liability can be arranged. This policy can easily be combined with our Cargo Handling Facility policy for those ports that offer terminal and stevedoring services.
- Easy to understand plain English wording
- Industry recognised specialist port expertise
- Flexible and tailored package of insurance and risk management services.