As ports and terminals diversify into other activities like freight forwarding and logistics, they need insurance that is flexible enough to cover new risks and eventualities. No two ports or terminals are the same, which is why we tailor-make policies to reflect the risks you face.
As well as port liability risks, TT Club cover can be tailored to address the combination of commercial and environmental risks faced by port authorities and terminal operators. Our cover is designed to operate alongside other insurances, minimising the chance of gaps or overlapping covers.
Who we insure
- Airfreight handing terminals
- Automated terminals
- Bulk liquid terminals
- Bulk marine terminals
- Container terminals
- Marine terminals
- Port authorities
- River terminals
- Liabilities for loss of, or damage to, cargo, customers' equipment and ships
- Loss of, or damage to, equipment including loss due to strikes, riots and terrorist risks
- Liabilities arising from errors and omissions including delay and unauthorised delivery
- Third party liabilities including impact and sudden accidental pollution
- Fines for regulatory breach such as customs, pollution and safety at work
- Wreck removal costs
- Investigation, defence and mitigation costs
- Disposal costs following an accident
- Quarantine and disinfection costs
- Business interruption risks
- Fire legal liability
- Hull and P&I risks
- Infringement of personal rights
- Liability as a supplier of advice and information
- Locomotives and rolling stock
- Machinery and handling equipment
- Property, from docks and berths to wharfs and jetties
- Rail and road infrastructure
- Ships' agency liabilities
Port authority cover (218 KB)
North American port authority cover document (306 KB)
Initial Information Request (224 KB)
Specific information document - ports and terminals (166 KB)
TT Club Wordings 2021 - Landlord port Authorities (746 KB)
TT Club Wordings 2021 - North American Port Authorities (759 KB)
TT Club Wordings 2021 - Port Ships (757 KB)
TT Club Wordings 2021 - UK Ports (743 KB)
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TT Talk - Crane collisions & allisions
Whether for bulk handling or container operations, the quayside crane is critical for performing ship to shore services. This vital tool is also vulnerable to significant damage when impacted by a ship during berthing. While relatively low frequency, such incidents carry high consequence in direct damage, business disruption and potential for injury.
Analysis of TT Club's claims experience continues to highlight the vulnerability of quay cranes, other handling equipment and containers to major weather related incidents at marine terminals. Despite the large mass, it is not uncommon for these cranes to be blown along the crane rails, potentially into other equipment or toppling over, giving rise to extensive damage.
TT Club has been at the heart of a long-term campaign to increase awareness of good cargo packing practices, both as part of responding to incidents and through speaking at industry events. These efforts are now galvanised in the 'Cargo Integrity Group'.