Marine insurance

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Markel’s marine team offers a wide variety of inland marine and ocean marine products, and we excel at servicing small- to medium-sized risks. Our underwriting teams are strategically located around the country and feature more than 150 years of combined underwriting and claims experience.

Target classes

Construction

  • Builders risk
  • Contractors equipment
  • Installation
  • Riggers liability

Transportation

  • Annual transit
  • Courier
  • Motor truck cargo
  • Railroad rolling stock
  • Supporting location coverage
  • Warehousemens legal liability

Communications/technology

  • Electronic/data processing equipment
  • Medical equipment/medical imaging
  • Radio/TV towers and studios
  • Scientific instruments
  • Telecommunications equipment

Mobile equipment

  • Agricultural
  • Logging
  • Miscellaneous schedules
  • Mining
  • Oil and gas (land based)

Retail

  • Equipment dealers
  • Fine arts dealers
  • Furriers
  • Jewelers block

Other

  • Bailees
  • Exhibitions
  • Fine arts
  • Museums
  • Sales representative’s samples
  • Valuable papers

Capacity

  • $10m per occurrence

Product sheets

Ocean cargo

Markel’s ocean cargo coverage offers worldwide transportation and stock insurance.

Client profile

  • Importers/exporters
  • Manufacturers
  • Distributors
  • Logistics companies
  • Retailers
  • Global programs
  • Revenue recognition
  • Stock thru-put

Capacity

  • $25m any one conveyance
  • $25m any one storage location
  • $5,000 minimum premium

Hull, P&I, and marine liability

Markel’s hull, protection and indemnity, and marine liability coverage provides first- and third-party liability coverages for owners/operators of vessels and related maritime interests; includes US brown water.

Client profile

  • Inland and coastal vessels
  • Marina operators
  • Charterers
  • Wharfingers
  • Stevedores
  • Ship repairers
  • Tug and barge
  • Marine construction
  • Terminal operators
  • Government entities

Capacity

  • $5m per vessel
  • $1m P&I
  • $1m miscellaneous primary liability
  • $10m marine excess liability
  • $5,000 minimum premium 

Product sheet

Markel Ocean Online

Marine leadership

Mike Miller
Executive Vice President and Chief Underwriting Officer
212-898-6610
michael.miller@markelcorp.com

David Webster
Senior Vice President, Northeast Region
212-898-6612
david.webster@markelcorp.com

Jeff Vetter
Vice President, Southeast Region
678-935-5720
jeff.vetter@markelcorp.com

Philip Nelson
Vice President, Western Region
415-490-4617
phil.nelson@markelcorp.com

Michael Buckley
Vice President, Central Region
214-210-5210
michael.buckley@markelcorp.com

Karla Scott
Vice President, Cargo Product Line Leader
415-490-4618
karla.scott@markelcorp.com

Markel Global Insurance underwriting contacts

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Marine offices

  • Alpharetta
  • Chicago
  • Dallas
  • New York
  • San Francisco

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