Transporting commercial cargo is costly and involves high-risk exposures.

You are at the heart of global trade. Companies around the world depend on your expertise to ship the goods that keep the economy rolling. Your customers trust you with their cargo while it is in transit—it is your responsability to make sure that cargo arrives at its final destination undamaged.

Your experience has taught you that anything can happen in transit (whether air, sea, or land) leading to the potential loss or damage of freight. That is why you need to use custom insurance solutions designed to protect your earnings and your business reputation. At BFL CANADA, we know what it takes to cover your merchant ships, crew, freight and related liabilities both onshore and offshore.

Discover your coverage solutions

To be successful in the marine and international logistics industry, you need protection that takes into account your unique requirements.

The BFL CANADA team fully understands the potentially damaging issues and risks you face on a daily basis, whether you are a ship manager/owner, terminal operator, or carrier business operator.

Thanks to our extensive technical knowledge and proactive stance, we are able to provide you with advice and coverage tailored to your needs, to help you make it safely from one port to the next, whether in domestic or international markets.

CARGO

CARGO

Protects your goods and/or those of a third party for which you are responsible against any risk of theft, loss or damage that may be caused during sea transport. This coverage can also apply when your property is temporally stored during the normal course of transit.

HULL AND MACHINERY FOR COMMERCIAL VESSELS

HULL AND MACHINERY FOR COMMERCIAL VESSELS

Protects the insured vessel or fleet against physical damages caused by a peril of the sea or other covered perils while the vessel is in transit on water.

PROTECTION AND INDEMNITY

PROTECTION AND INDEMNITY

Covers against potential liability risks that could arise at sea, such as damage to a third party, political or war risks as well as environmental risks such as oil spill and pollution.

 

TOWERS’ LIABILITY

TOWERS’ LIABILITY

Protects tugboat owners from the risks associated with towing operations involving barges or other vessels. It covers liability for physical damage to a ship that you tow or push and its cargo.

FREIGHT FORWARDERS’ LEGAL LIABILITY

FREIGHT FORWARDERS’ LEGAL LIABILITY

Covers a freight forwarder in the event of loss or damage to goods for which they are responsible. This damage may be related to loss, degradation, rerouting or abandonment of goods by the third party. The policy will cover all costs related to these risks.

MOTOR TRUCK CARGO LIABILITY

MOTOR TRUCK CARGO LIABILITY

Protects your goods and/or merchandise against possible damage or loss during travel. This coverage protects both carriers and owners of goods from hazards beyond your control such as accidents, fires or collisions.

TERMINAL OPERATORS AND STEVEDORES LIABILITY

TERMINAL OPERATORS AND STEVEDORES LIABILITY

Protects terminal operators and stevedores from possible damage to property under their care, custody or control for import and export purposes.

WHARFINGERS’ LIABILITY

WHARFINGERS’ LIABILITY

Protects operators of commercial piers or wharves for their specific and unique needs. This protection extends to loss or damage to the property of others in the care, custody, and control of the wharfingers; including vessels, barges, their cargo and equipment.

PORT AUTHORITY LIABILITY

PORT AUTHORITY LIABILITY

Offers insurance for property and handling or storage of cargo, protecting a port against accidental damage, weather damage, machinery breakdown or increased operational costs following an accident.

BUILDERS’ RISKS ON COMMERCIAL AND PRIVATE PLEASURE VESSELS

BUILDERS’ RISKS ON COMMERCIAL AND PRIVATE PLEASURE VESSELS

Protects your building materials as well as your temporary structures such as scaffolding installed by the builder for the renovation or the construction of commercial ships or pleasure vessels. This policy also covers owners against possible physical damage caused to third parties or to ships under construction, such as fire, theft or vandalism.

SHIP REPAIRERS’ LEGAL LIABILITY

SHIP REPAIRERS’ LEGAL LIABILITY

Covers ship repairers in the event that their liability is implicated as a result of damage caused to ships on which they are working. This policy also protects against any legal action incurred as a consequence of bodily injury or death caused to others during ship repairers’ activities.

CHARTERERS’ LEGAL LIABILITY

CHARTERERS’ LEGAL LIABILITY

Covers the charterer’s legal or contractual obligations to a vessel owner as specified in the charter agreement. This normally covers damage caused to a vessel while loading, unloading and stowage of the cargo, and loss of life or bodily injury to third parties resulting from acts of the charterer.


Representatives available across Canada

YOUR LOCAL TEAM

The BFL CANADA advantage in a competitive market

BFL CANADA has achieved extraordinary growth because of our consistent ability to perform and deliver due to our expertise, professionalism and dedication, as well as our entrepreneurial culture. This culture and work ethic have driven our growth and attracted organizations with which we have established meaningful and mutually beneficial partnerships.

INDEPENDENT AND CANADIAN OWNED
100%
OFFICES ACROSS CANADA
22
EMPLOYEES
950+
YEARS OF SERVICE
30+

WHY DOING BUSINESS WITH BFL CANADA IS IN YOUR BEST INTEREST?

We are insurance brokers, we don’t work for an insurance company.

  • We negotiate on your behalf to get the best protection, rate and deductibles.
  • We work with you to develop tailor-made solutions adapted to your reality.
  • We deal with all major insurers that specialize in your industry.
  • We have offices across Canada to meet your local needs and partners in over 140 countries for your global ambitions.
  • We are solution seekers for companies of all sizes and every industry.

At BFL CANADA, we help our clients get peace of mind. Most insurance policies require various insurance companies to share the risk. As your insurance broker, we are able to canvass the insurance marketplace, approach financially sound insurers and always act in your best interest.

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