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Goods-in-transit insurance

Cover your cargo, bolster your business – with goods-in-transit insurance arranged by Marsh.

Key product highlights

Crashed or overturned vehicle

Accidents are common. And they can ruin even the most well-secured cargo – especially if the vehicle gets overturned. Whether it’s with a stable force or another moving vehicle, we can help cover the consequential costs of collision and overturning.

Theft and vandalism

If your goods are reasonably secured – like inside of a locked car or garage – we can help cover replacement and repair costs of stolen cargo. Similarly, we can arrange a policy for vandalism and malicious damage while your cargo is on the move.

Natural disturbances

Nature is unpredictable. If your transport items are damaged or destroyed during a natural event – like a hailstorm, fire or earthquake – goods-in-transit insurance can help. We can arrange a policy to cushion the financial fallout of environmental damage.

Accidental damage

A typical goods-in-transit policy has accidental damage as a core inclusion. Starting from the loading dock and ending at the drop-off point, goods-in-transit insurance can cover damage caused by en route accidents or even malfunctioning refrigeration machinery.

Dropping cargo

The journey to the drop-off point might be smooth and simple. But some accidents happen at the end. Goods-in-transit insurance can provide coverage for goods dropped while loading and unloading – or cargo that spills out of an open shipping container.


Fire can break out in many ways. A disastrous accident is one example – but bushfires, lightning, fuel leaks and electrical faults can happen unexpectedly. Goods-in-transit insurance can cover any goods that are damaged or destroyed during an inferno.

Why use a broker?

Choosing business insurance means navigating through products, coverages and policy terminology – with a sales pitch as your only guide. An experienced broker will spot your unique set of risks, match you to the right choice, and advocate for you on price.

Why Marsh?

Why should you choose Marsh to arrange your insurance solutions?

Trusted by 130 associations

We are proud to be the endorsed insurance broker for more than 130 Australian industry groups and member associations, developing insurance solutions that help meet the risk and insurance needs of businesses across a variety of industries.

Local expertise

Our Australia-wide network of brokers have spent years at the coalface supporting business owners manage their unique risks in a fast-changing market. They keep ahead of the latest market insights both local and global and break down the jargon into your language.

Claims support

Handling an insurance claim can quickly become overwhelming, not least when your time is stretched to the limit keeping your business going in the backdrop. We help take the load off and manage, negotiate and settle claims with insurers on your behalf.

Competitive premiums

We negotiate the most competitive premiums – and obtain multiple quotes from multiple insurers – to get you the most value we can.

Tailored cover and advice

We work with companies of all types and sizes. We can offer you personalised advice and arrange tailored cover – whatever your risk needs.

Award-winning expertise

The Australian Insurance Industry Awards has awarded Marsh the title of Large Broking Company of the Year on multiple occasions.

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Frequently asked questions

Goods-in-transit insurance covers goods (ie products, merchandise or machinery) while they are being transported from one location to another – over land, sea or air. You generally need it if you are a manufacturer, wholesaler or retailer, and transport items on a regular basis.

With goods-in-transit insurance you can get cover for a variety of risks including theft, damage and loss. Best of all, your cover can be tailored to you and your business needs.

Generally speaking, the responsibility sits with the business carrying the goods.

If your company is transporting goods for a client, you have an obligation to deliver the goods in good condition to their final destination. However, it does also depend on what you defined and agreed to in your contract with your client.

Your contract with your client or supplier should outline who is liable for goods that are damaged in transit.

However, as the carrier, you have the responsibility to ensure the goods are delivered on time, and in good condition to their final destination

No. If you run a commercial business that moves goods from one location to another, you should consider purchasing goods-in-transit insurance.

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Marsh Advantage Insurance Pty Ltd (ABN 31 081 358 303, AFSL 238369) (“Marsh”) arranges the general insurance (i.e. not the Discretionary Trust Arrangement) and is not the insurer. This page contains general information and does not take into account your individual objectives, financial situation or needs. For full details of the terms, conditions and limitations of the covers, refer to the specific policy wordings and/or Product Disclosure Statements available from Marsh on request. Marsh makes no representation or warranty concerning the application of policy wordings or the financial condition or solvency of insurers or re-insurers. Marsh makes no assurances regarding the availability, cost, or terms of insurance coverage. Any statements concerning actuarial, tax, accounting, or legal matters are based solely on our experience as insurance brokers and risk consultants and are not to be relied upon as actuarial, accounting, tax, or legal advice, for which you should consult your own professional advisors. The Discretionary Trust Arrangement is issued by the Trustee, JLT Group Services Pty Ltd (ABN 26 004 485 214, AFSL 417964) (“JGS”). Any advice or dealing in relation to the Discretionary Trust Arrangement is provided by JLT Risk Solutions Pty Ltd (ABN 69 009 098 864, AFSL 226 827) (“JLT”). JGS and JLT are businesses of Marsh McLennan. The cover provided by the Discretionary Trust Arrangement is subject to the Trustee’s discretion and/or the relevant policy terms, conditions and exclusions.