Sevices - McCallum Cargo Sri Lanka

If you worry, don’t. In the freight forwarding world, loss or damage to goods in transit are an unavoidable given. Delays, inclement weather, cargo shifting, multiple handling are all factors in the potential for cargo claims.

However, because we are McCallum Cargo, you can put your feet up and relax through the entire process of shipment. Your cargo is as precious to us as it is to you.

McCallums’ offers a broad range of insurance coverage worldwide. This includes “all-risk” coverage for ocean, air, truck, warehousing and storage.

Customized Coverage / Affordable Rate

McCallum’s purpose is to leave customers with an absolute sense of security. The in-house insurance group within McCallums will identify specific customer needs and provide a transparent, tailor-made, all-risk program to suit individual requirements, at highly competitive prices.

Claims Processing

By placing your insurance with McCallums, you save yourself the hassle of dealing with claims administration. With a goal to minimize the processing time for any claim- no matter the amount- our dedicated insurance department work directly licensed insurance brokers and professionally trained claims adjusters. We resolve claims on your behalf, streamlining the overall process and alleviating the usual stress associated with managing claims.

Why McCallum Cargo Insurance?

Stop Stressing over Storms

The inconvenient truth is that carriers are not liable for damages to your cargo due to an unpredictable act of God and a natural disaster could easily wipe out your entire business, unless you resort to smart moves like insurance that can protect your valuable cargo.

Cancel the Cost of Crime.

Stolen or mishandled cargo is usually deemed your company's responsibility. Ocean, air, and surface carriers can limit their liability according to their tariffs or bills of loading, and in the event your cargo is stolen or damaged in transit, your settlement may not even cover your replacement costs.

Destroy Doubt.

Your buyer's or supplier's insurance may not suffice. It's risky to rely on someone else's insurance, as their coverage may cover certain risks, yet leave you wide open to others. Purchasing your own policy puts you in control of the coverage options and the cost.

Have the Last Laugh.

All freight charges are considered fully earned once cargo is received for transit. Even when carriers damage or lose your cargo, they are entitled to collect all freight charges. Purchasing cargo insurance will alleviate these unforeseen out-of-pocket expenses.
So protect your cargo with the best in the business; cost-effective McCallum Cargo insurance policies.


Carriers are knowledgeable in minimizing their legal liability. As the chart below displays, based on “proved negligence,” the consumer is only able to achieve the following as per the service listed below:

Ocean Carriers 

$500 per shipping unit

International Air Carriers*
*This valuation will depend on which convention has been adopted by the country of destination.

17 SDR (approx. $10.50/lb or $23.50/kilo) under Montreal Protocol 4 OR $9.07/lb or $20/kilo under the Warsaw Convention

Domestic Carriers

Typically $.50 per lb.