Five for five: DSV Road offers £5,000 cover for just £5

By Freddie Pierce
Follow @JosephWilkesWDM Global supplier of transport and logistics services DSV has launched a new insurance product aimed at customers who send relati...

Global supplier of transport and logistics services DSV has launched a new insurance product aimed at customers who send relatively low value shipments across Europe.

DSV Road in the UK has launched the 5 for 5 insurance offer, offering up to £5,000 of cover for just £5, aimed at groupage – consolidating cargo into a single load – customers who send smaller loads, such as one or two pallets.

Steve Hamer, Insurance and Claims Manager at DSV, said: “In many cases the insured value of the goods is below £5,000 so we wanted to reflect that in the insurance policy and provide affordable insurance for modestly valued cargo.” 

Most standard insurance policies for these shipments cost a minimum of £15/20, regardless of cargo’s worth.

Hamer said: “If a customer needs to claim, there is no excess charge and we aim to handle it all within five working days on receipt of the requested documents from the client.

“We believe this is amongst the best insurance offers in the market.”

DSV Road offers the full range of insurance policies to customers regardless of whether they are shipping full truck loads of high value goods across Europe every day or just sending an occasional pallet-load to one of its customers.

Chris Malyon, Director Sales and Marketing of DSV, says the company has been investing time and resources into ensuring it is able to offer the services and products its customers need.

“We launched DSV Daily Pallet earlier this year because we recognize that more customers want to send smaller consignments more often to a wider range of destinations,” he said.

“The new 5 for 5 insurance product has been introduced as part of our response to the trend for customers to send smaller shipments.”

The DSV Daily Pallet service offers daily pick-up and departure with on-time delivery of palletised groupage shipments between 35 and 3,500 kg to and from anywhere in Europe. It uses the established DSV Road network in 32 European countries with a hub near Stuttgart in Germany. 

DSV has offices in more than 70 countries and an international network of partners and agents. It employs approximately 22,000 worldwide and achieved revenue of 6 billion euro in 2011.

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