Value Protect is the simple and smart way to protect your cargo.

While we always do our utmost to take good care of your cargo, things can go wrong. Therefore we are glad to introduce you to our new solution to keep the value of your cargo protected from logistics-related risks. Value Protect provides alternative carriage terms that offer higher recovery limits on claims. At competitive prices and all in a single place.

Why choose Value Protect


Peace Of Mind

With clear recovery tiers in Value Protect, you have less to worry about while shipping your cargo.


Simple Coordination

We will be your one-point contact for all your shipping as well as Value Protect related queries.


Less Paperwork

Since we already have all your information, no additional paperwork is required from your end.


Easy Pricing

Select a package and know the price up front. No complex calculations and no extra fees.


One Invoice

For your convenience, Value Protect will now be part of your standard shipping invoice.


Simple Claim Process

Less documents needed for fast resolution and surveyor appointed by Maersk for some packages.

Find the right package to suit your needs:

Package Compensation Price/container
dry-1Dry Starter Up to 15,000 USD 29 USD
dry-2Dry Base Up to 30,000 USD 59 USD
dry-3Dry Plus Up to 60,000 USD 118 USD
dry-4Dry Extended Up to 120,000 USD 235 USD
dry-5Cool Standard Up to 12,000 USD 39 USD
dry-6Cool Advanced Up to 36,000 USD 117 USD

All of the 4 Dry packages are valid also for Special Cargo. See more Special Cargo packages and information  

Value Protect applies to cargo loss or damage in cases such as:

  • Fire

  • Fault or neglect in navigation or management of the ship

  • Accidents due to heavy weather or other dangers of the sea

  • Theft

  • Saving or attempting to save life or property at sea

  • Cyber incidents

  • Cargo damage caused by delay

  • General average contributions

*For specific details about recovery, see Value Protect terms and conditions

Talk to your Maersk Sales Representative to include Value Protect in your future bookings.

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Should you have any immediate questions please read our FAQ

Why would I need to worry about safety of my cargo, when Maersk ships it?

We take care of every container we ship, however some events might be outside of our control, such as: extreme weather, fire or perils of the sea that may result in cargo loss or cargo damage.

International laws are guarding carriers and setting potential pay-out limits. By purchasing Value Protect you will have peace of mind, so that even if an unpredictable event should happen, you and your business are protected and will receive fair compensation.

I already have an insurance, why should I buy Value Protect?

Marine cargo insurance protects cargo owners from the known risk of transports. For some customers it might be quite complicated, time consuming and expensive to apply and contract for all shipments. Value Protect has a simple pricing model: there are no hidden costs and it doesn’t require additional document submissions. Value Protect can be easily purchased simply by getting in contact with your local Maersk sales representative.

Can I buy Value Protect for any container and commodity?

Value Protect can be purchased for any commodity shipped in dry containers, through different options according to your needs: DryStarter, Dry Base, Dry Plus and Dry Extended packages. Value Protect can be purchased for selected commodity shipped in Reefer containers, according to your needs: Cool Standard and Cool Advanced packages are valid for all reefer cargo, except fish, shellfish, some chilled fruits and berries.

Find more details in terms & conditions

Can I purchase Value Protect Dry Plus package for my Reefer shipment?

The DryPlus package is valid for dry cargo only. For your Reefer shipment you can purchase our Cool Advanced package (see Question 3 for details).

Do I need to fill in a special form to purchase Value Protect?

You do not need to fill in any form, or worry about anything. Once agreed, we will include Value Protect to your contract and it will apply to all your shipments automatically. Getting rid of risks has never been easier!

How will I receive an invoice for Value Protect?

Value Protect will be invoiced together with the freight and will be shown as a separate line on your Maersk invoice.

Is Value Protect active when my shipment is moving over land?

Value Protect is valid while your cargo is in our care and custody. If you arrange your pre-carriage and on-carriage with Maersk, then Value Protect will also apply to that part of the transport.

In case of a claim how do I receive my compensation?

In case of cargo loss or damage you need to contact your local customer service representative. Our agent will be glad to take all details and transfer the case to a claim handling team for a quick resolution.

Which documents will be required to submit the claim?

Customers who purchased any of the Value Protect packages will be required to only provide the following documents to file a claim: the commercial invoice, a letter of protest, colour photos. Some cases might require independent surveyor’s report to show the extent of the damages.

How soon will my claim case be handled?

All claims for cases, where Value Protect was purchased, will be handled by our dedicated Claim Handling team. The team will ensure to reach resolution within just 14 days from when your full documented claim is received.

Will Maersk appoint a surveyor on my behalf in case of cargo damages?

Maersk will appoint a surveyor on behalf of the customer in case cargo damage has occurred for shipments covered by: Value Protect DryPlus, Dry Extended or Cool Advanced packages.

I’m shipping Out of Gauge cargo, can I purchase Value Protect Dry Extended package to cover my logistics-related risks?

Yes. All Value Protect Dry packages (Starter, Base, Plus and Extended) are valid for Special Cargo carried in Open Top and on Flat Rack containers.

Can I purchase Value Protect for Break Bulk cargo?

No, unfortunately Break Bulk cargo is not included in Value Protect.

Value Protect does not apply to:

  • Commercial damages and financial losses incurred as a result of delays

  • Wrongful handling related to the shipper and inherent defects to the goods

  • Transport leg outside Maersk Bill of Lading

  • Commodities: fish and seafood and some chilled fruits and berries

  • Geopolitical events

Commercial Terms:

When selected, Value Protect will be applicable for all shipments under agreed scope.

Compensation under Value Protect shall, in any event, be limited to and not be in excess of the purchased

and applicable Value Protect package recovery.

It will cover the invoicing value of the damaged goods up to the recovery of the chosen value protection package.

Read full  terms and conditions of Value Protect