Carrier limits of liability vs. shipment insurance: Explained!

What exactly is the difference between carrier limits of liability and shipment insurance? As a leading third party logistics (3PL) provider, Unishippers advises you on the nuances of the shipping world. In our video below, we teach you how to mitigate risk and better protect your bottom line by understanding your coverage options. Take a look!


As a shipping partner to small-to-medium-sized businesses, Unishippers is here to help you with all your shipping needs — including those related to carrier limits of liability and shipment insurance.

Not sure about the difference? With carrier liability, the shipper must prove that the loss or damage was caused by the carrier’s negligence. The claims process is often cumbersome and time-consuming, with no guarantee of success. In the end, the carrier may not be legally liable, and the shipper could be minimally compensated. With freight shipment insurance, however, you can ship knowing you will be compensated for the full value of your goods in the event of loss or damage. Plus, claims are processed quickly and efficiently.

Below are some resources that will help you navigate these sometimes-complex concepts.


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Limits of Liability vs. Shipment Insurance

Shipment insurance vs. Carrier liability: What's the difference?

Learn the differences between shipment insurance and carrier limits of liability.

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