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 of insurance 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 insurance 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 thousands of Namibians countrywide. We help keep you safe by delivering
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

What is marine insurance?

As early as the 12th century, transporters of goods between ports around the world have had to insure their property against perils associated with travel on the high seas.

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Types of marine insurance

Marine insurance covers risk at sea (ocean marine) and on land (inland marine).

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Contact details


  • Johannesburg: 011 912 8000


Website: http://marine.santam.co.za/home