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Ocean Cargo Choice

Get the Goods on Ocean
and Air Shipments

High Seas. Theft. Fire. Collision. The Hartford’s Ocean Cargo Choice policy provides broad coverage for damage to goods shipped by air or sea. Cargo is covered from point of shipment, while it’s in transit– even when part of the journey is over land– until it reaches its destination.  

Almost All Goods Are Good to Go

The Hartford’s Ocean Cargo Choice policy will cover most lawful shipments of goods, freight and merchandise. So long as you have an insurable interest in those goods, they’re good to go. The Hartford covers things other insurers may not, such as concealed damage that may occur during shipment, although there may be no apparent damage to the packaging, and sales representative samples.

Experts Who Are Well Grounded In Ocean Insurance

When you have a covered loss, we access a network of international claims adjusters who can jump into action anytime, and anywhere in the world--which makes the claims process significantly easier.

Ocean Cargo Certificates 24/7

Of all the things that can go wrong when you ship cargo, there’s one that can really scuttle your business. Complex paperwork can sink your ability to deliver, damage client relationships and wreck your bottom line.

Through The Hartford’s online, self-service method you or your Hartford agent can quickly access and send certificates 24/7, giving you an easy solution for issuing, managing and tracking ocean cargo certificates.

This site outlines in general terms the coverages and services that may be afforded under a Hartford policy. All policies must be examined carefully to determine suitability for your needs and to identify any exclusions, limitations or any other terms and conditions that may specifically affect coverage. In the event of a conflict, the terms and conditions of the policy prevail. All Hartford coverages and services described on this page may be offered by one or more of the property and casualty insurance company or life and accident insurance company subsidiaries of The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc.

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Resources for Agents

Visit The Hartford's Electronic Business Center® (EBC®) to access Quote Marine® to quote and bind your smaller inland and ocean risks.

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