Grace Removals Blog

Regardless of whether your goods are travelling by air, road or sea – accidents can happen. With your possessions at the mercy of the seas, occasionally, things can go wrong. Every now and then, a container ship loses part of its load, or the rough seas can leave your wares looking battered. Relocating overseas is not without its challenges, but you knew that. Don’t add the devastation of losing much-loved mementos at sea. While the accidents may be unavoidable, being prepared isn’t. Don’t leave it to chance, always opt for insurance.

Grace Removals have one of the lowest moving insurance claim rates in the industry. Not because we can control the sea, but because we understand how important it is to be prepared.  Our 100 years of experience has taught us that the key to any move is how it’s managed.

Our team of expert removalists and professional packers know what it takes to get your goods from A to B, safely. We focus on giving you quality service and taking every precaution to pack your home and contents safely. But proper planning is just half of the equation.

In the same way that you’d probably have home and contents insurance to protect your goods on land, the same goes at sea. Our team always recommend that you consider storage and transit insurance to protect yourself from the unexpected.

What does insurance actually cover?

The level of cover often depends on what you’re moving, where you’re moving to, and how valuable your items are. To start with, you’ll need to make a list and have a think about the cost of replacing any lost items. Once you know what you’ve got, we can walk you through the coverage option best suited to you.

Grace Easycover Insurance provides you with the ultimate cover, protecting you against the loss and damage of your goods. We know that insurance can be complicated, which is why our Easycover Insurance works on a cubic metre basis and not a per item basis. Basically, if we’re moving it, we’ll cover it. In the rare event that you’re left stranded, Grace Easycover will even provide you with temporary accommodation allowance. Easy breezy.

Do I need insurance?

The reality is that sea freight is actually riskier than road freight. With 90% of cargo travelling across the ocean, there’s always a risk. On average, 120 million containers make their way across the ocean each year, and approximately 1,000 of those get lost.

The main risk with sea freight is actually damage, especially on long voyages. While there’s not much you can do to prevent accidents, you can definitely be prepared and take steps to cover yourself. Accidents, by nature, are just that: accidents. Don’t leave it to chance, always err on the safe side.

What sets us apart:

  • Unlike other insurers, you won’t have to pay an excess with Grace.
  • Grace Removals enjoys one of the lowest moving insurance claim incidence ratios in the industry.
  • Grace is the only company that will still insure to the full value if a customer packed a box themselves. No other provider will allow this.
  • Grace insures items up to 10 years old.
  • Grace is one of the few removalists that offer insurance for jewellery.