Heavy Vehicle Transport Insurance

Carriers Cargo Liability

Carriers cargo liability insurance protects the carrier who operates using approved consignment notes or other contracts of carriage against their liability, in terms of these contracts, for loss or damage to their customers’ goods or livestock.

This cover is a relatively inexpensive way for the carrier who manages their risk contractually to protect them. Agreed legal costs incurred to defend claims against the carrier are covered.

Policies can also be extended to cover delay, loss of market or consequential loss caused solely by loss or damage to the insured goods or livestock. This cover is only limited to the difference between the amount paid for damage to the goods and the limit sum insured, not a small sub-limit.

Features and benefits

  • delay, loss of market, consequential cover
  • removal/disposal of damaged goods or livestock up to sublimit
    agreed
  • legal costs incurred
  • optional extension to cover the liability of the carrier’s subcontractors when working for the carrier.

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Latest News

Illegal or unsuitable cladding now a big issue

Why we have laws, regulations and Australian standards? Because some people just do the wrong thing all for the sake of making money. The cladding issue is the subject of 4 Corners program on the ABC.

We are already seeing Insurance policies now placing exclusion endorsements into their policies excluding and claims relating to illegal cladding. We are seeing Governments demanding Audits of all existing buildings above a certain height. There are accusations of Builders taking other short cuts such as on Wiring, Pipes and sprinkler systems. 

The question is, who is to blame? Who will take responsibility?

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Small business in NSW

Right after the NSW Government have reimposed Fire Service Levies, they have at least made an effort for small business. The government has announced it will abolish stamp duty on a number of policies taken out by a small business. This is an important change.

What is a small business? In order to gain the exemptions, the business must be a small business for Capital Gains Tax Purposes for the income year in which the insurance is effected or renewed. A small business for CGT purposes is: “an individual, partnership, company or trust that is carrying on a business, and has an aggregated turnover of less than $2 million.”

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