QBE has been providing insurance protection to the marine industry for over 125 years and is recognised worldwide as a leader in marine insurance.

In New Zealand QBE insurance clients benefit from strong local knowledge backed by global experience, access to international resources and valuable risk management support.

Our specialist marine insurance underwriters are committed to providing flexible, tailored responses to the needs of New Zealand importers/exporters, ship builders/repairers, vessel owners and associated marine related services.


Which cover is right for you?

Marine Cargo

QBE has developed market leading cargo insurance products to support New Zealand exporters and importers. We offer protection on both an annual and single transit basis, providing worldwide protection for goods in transit by sea, land or air. We can tailor cover based on your shipment's Terms of Trade and our international network means we can often expedite a situation with local representation in each country.

Cargo Plus and Cold Cargo, which are unique in the New Zealand marketplace, automatically providing Loss of Profits cover in addition to the usual protection you would expect.

Single Transit Cargo policies are a great way to stay covered without the expense of a full annual open cover. Our Single Transit policies are aimed at people who have one-off sendings and are also ideal for exporters/importers who have:

  • unusual cargo that doesn't fit within the description of 'regular shipments' in their annual policy; or
  • goods being shipped to/from destinations outside their normal trading patterns.


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Marine Hull

Commercial Hull insurance provides protection against the diverse risks that constitute ‘perils of the sea’. It covers the hull, machinery on the vessel, the risk of wars or strikes and, should the worst happen, the expense of salvage.



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Marine Liability

We have a suite of marine liability insurance products designed to cater for the individual needs of those working in the industry.

For example: port and terminal operators, harbourmasters, ship repairers; boat builders, carriers, freight forwarders and logistics providers, shipping agents and managers, stevedores, charterers and professional mariners.



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For a full copy of the policy wording and any supplementary questionnaires that might need to be completed, please refer to your broker.