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Carriers' Liability Insurance

Coverage for shipments

With our extensive experience, we can help you cover all liability risks that you as a freight forwarder, transport or logistics company are exposed to at home and abroad. 

We offer insurance solutions that are individually tailored to your needs in addition to an excellent in-house claims management. 

As transport liability professionals, we are very familiar with: 

  • all international liability principles with regard to the transportation of goods by land, sea or air, such as CMR (Convention on the Contract for the International Carriage of Goods by Road), Warsaw Convention, Montreal Convention, CMNI (Budapest Convention on the Contract for the Carriage of Goods by Inland Waterway),
  • the relevant German legal provisions, such as the German Commercial Code (HGB), German Road Haulage Act (GüKG),
  • legal requirements of other relevant countries, 
  • the relevant terms and conditions, such as the General German Freight Forwarding Terms and Conditions (ADSp)
  • Individual agreements between you and your customer.

We offer all industry-relevant insurance covers and special solutions, such as: 

  • MultiTransCover (All Risks),
  • Forwarding Agent Transport General Policy (All Risks),
  • Carriers' Liability,
  • Logistics insurance, logistics insurance program


  • What is a carriers' liability insurance?

    A carriers' liability insurance is generally required by every freight forwarder, carrier or warehouse keeper, as he/she usually does not receive any orders without verifiably valid and sufficient insurance cover. By taking out a carriers' liability insurance policy, it is possible to invoke the Allgemeinen Deutschen Spediteurbedingungen (ADSp) (German Freight Forwarders' Standard Terms and Conditions) and the limitations of liability anchored therein. These limitations of liability secure the existence of warehouse keepers in particular, as they can be threatened with unlimited liability in the event of a claim. In addition, in Germany the carriers' liability insurance in the field of commercial road haulage is a compulsory insurance according to Section 7 a of the German Road Haulage Act (GüKG). 

  • Who needs a carriers' liability cover?

    Every freight forwarder, carrier or warehousing company needs a carriers' liability insurance, because without valid and adequate insurance protection they would, in practice, not receive any transportation orders. If you take out a carriers' liability insurance, you can also refer on the General German Freight Forwarding Terms and Conditions (ADSp) and the limits of liability as contained therein. These limits of liablity can secure a company's survival, this is particularly true for warehouse keepers, as they could otherwise be faced with unlimited liability in the case of loss. However, in accordance with Article 7 a of the German Road Haulage Act (GüKG) there is a legal obligation to insure for the carrier who is engaged in the commercial road haulage sector and who transports goods within Germany.

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