Ports and Terminals

Established ports and terminals are faced with a number of significant risk exposures, as well as complex ownership or stakeholder arrangements, making it vitally important to consider appropriate insurance coverage in place.

Ports and terminals are becoming increasingly sophisticated intermodal hubs with a unique set of challenges. Our specialist team designs insurance and risk management solutions for ports and terminals to meet the specific requirements of each operation and support strategic direction.

We help you understand your stakeholder risk throughout the construction, redevelopment, and operational lifecycle of a port or terminal.

Our experience includes

  • Construction risks
  • Liability risks
  • Property and handling equipment risks
  • Port vessels’ risks
  • Revenue stream risks
  • Environmental risks
  • Political violence and terrorism risks
  • Cyber risks
  • Other operational risks

We are committed to helping you build appropriate and cost-effective insurance and risk management programs by offering risk quantification, finance optimisation, and risk maturity assessments, as well as other risk analytics and advisory services.

In addition to our placement expertise, our Marine Claims Advocacy team offers services far beyond traditional claims handling. We help you reduce costs and maximise recoveries for your casualty and property claims, before, during, and after a loss. Through our range of claims services, we have the skills and resources to meet your claims scenario, however large or complex.

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The main areas of coverage that ports and terminals consider purchasing insurance for are construction, liability, property, equipment, and business interruption. They often buy coverage for other marine related risks, such as environmental. Insurance coverage is also available for the diverse activities at ports and terminals, such as ship repairs, railhead management, and warehousing.

Buyers of insurance include: port authorities, municipalities, harbour authorities, terminal operators, depot operators, stevedores, wharf owners/keepers, and warehouse keepers.

Increasingly, ports and terminals are looking for information and data efficiencies. These might be in relation to freight systems, passenger booking systems, or customs requirements. The risk of computer outages or cyberattacks is very real. Ports and terminals need to understand their weak points and be able to quantify risk in order to manage it, improve their resilience, or insure against it.

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Jennie Page

Head of Marine, Marsh Specialty Pacific

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.

LCPA 23/172

Marsh Pty Ltd (ABN 86 004 651 512, AFSL 238983) (“Marsh”) arrange this insurance and is not the insurer. The Discretionary Trust Arrangement is issued by the Trustee, JLT Group Services Pty Ltd (ABN 26 004 485 214, AFSL 417964) (“JGS”). JGS is part of the Marsh group of companies. Any advice in relation to the Discretionary Trust Arrangement is provided by JLT Risk Solutions Pty Ltd (ABN 69 009 098 864, AFSL 226827) which is a related entity of Marsh. The cover provided by the Discretionary Trust Arrangement is subject to the Trustee’s discretion and/or the relevant policy terms, conditions and exclusions. This website contains general information, does not take into account your individual objectives, financial situation or needs and may not suit your personal circumstances. For full details of the terms, conditions and limitations of the covers and before making any decision about whether to acquire a product, refer to the specific policy wordings and/or Product Disclosure Statements available from JLT Risk Solutions on request. Full information can be found in the JLT Risk Solutions Financial Services Guide.”