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Marine insurance

Santam Marine is the largest marine insurer in Africa, with an extensive footprint throughout the continent. We insure a wide range of marine risks and also boast a range of technical and reinsurance support services. Whether you own a small private craft or run a multinational company, we have the depth of expertise to cover you.

Our expertise in this unique field provides us with a meticulous understanding of the risks associated with your business. From ship damage and maritime construction risks, to natural catastrophes and piracy. Our tailor-made cover is designed to protect your business.

Why insure with Santam Marine?

  • We are Africa’s largest marine insurer in terms of product range and footprint, providing technical and reinsurance support to various African insurers, such as Santam Namibia, Botswana Insurance (BIC), Nico, Alliance Insurance and CGSM.
  • Our superior, tailor-made solutions cover all modes of transport – by sea, air, road and rail, both locally and internationally.
  • We offer a world-class claims service.
  • Our global network of specialised surveyors and loss adjusters is skilled in the assessment of loss and the pursuit of recoveries against third parties, where required.

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The benefits of insuring with us

Santam is the insurer of choice for millions of South Africans countrywide. We help you be safe and stay safe – everywhere you go. If you need four more reasons to choose Insurance good and proper.

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Our insurance solutions extend to:

  • Marine cargo, including imports and exports
  • Hull, including commercial, fishing and pleasure craft
  • Transit and related liabilities, including goods in transit and haulier’s liability
  • Marine liability, in the event of legal owner or employee liability

Contact details

Johannesburg

T 011 912 8000
F 011 268 0269

Durban

T 031 203 4000
F 031 203 4003

Cape Town

T 021 915 8000
F 021 418 3912

Port Elizabeth

T 041 393 6200
F 041 393 6371


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10 August 2017

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