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Marine Cargo

We write a broad range of marine cargo risks, leading a significant proportion of the risks we write. We provide cover to importers, exporters, manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers and distributors.


  • Overview

    Our coverage includes:

    • Transportation of goods
    • Storage (pre or post shipment)
    • Fine art and specie
    • Contractors’ plant and equipment 
    • Project cargo

    We have particular expertise in commodities and oil.

    We also provide specialist, uninterrupted insurance to cargo under Stock Throughput policies.

    Coverage is in place through all stages of manufacture, from raw material right through to receipt of the finished product by the end user, whether in transit or held as inventory anywhere in the world.

    We provide standalone excess stock cover as well as ground up storage.

  • Territories

    We write business on a worldwide basis.

  • Risk appetite

    Our maximum line size is USD 25 million.

  • Distribution

    We write business through Lloyd’s brokers and Coverholders.

  • Our expertise

    Our marine cargo team is extremely well-respected in the Lloyd’s market. It offers brokers and clients a combination of experienced market practitioners, speedy decision-making and a specialist marine cargo claims capability.


Steve O'Gorman
Head of Marine and Energy

Team Biography:

Steve O'Gorman

Steve brings more than three decades of marine insurance experience to ArgoGlobal. He joins from CNA Insurance where he served, most recently, as European Underwriting Director – Transport & Logistics. In this role, he was responsible for building and launching an underwriting department, which quickly grew to a team of nine underwriters writing over $20m in premium. Prior to this, he served as European Underwriting Director for the renewable energy department. Steve began his insurance career in 1984 as a Marine Hull, Cargo and Liability Broker at Sedgwick, progressing to Associate Director of the Cargo division before joining CNA as a Senior Underwriter for marine cargo in 1997.

DD: +44 (0)20 7712 7694
M: +44 (0)7931 865 013


Bruce Rodger
Technical Head of Marine & Energy

Team Biography:

Bruce Rodger

Bruce has over three decades of insurance market experience. He began his insurance career at Prudential, as Marine Hull Underwriter. He then spent five years at Sedgwick before joining BP’s Finance Department where he undertook the roles of Captive Underwriter and Risk Manager. In 2004, he joined broker Cooper Gay where he was Divisional Director and Head of the Upstream Energy book. Reverting back to his underwriting career he joined Omega Managing Agency Ltd in 2009, before joining ArgoGlobal in 2011 as Energy Class Underwriter before becoming Technical Head of Marine and Energy at the end of 2015.

DD: +44 (0)20 7712 7547
M: +44 (0)7827 329327
Jon Hamilton
Class Underwriter

Team Biography:

Jon Hamilton

Jonathan joined ArgoGlobal in 2014 having spent the previous 4 years underwriting the Cargo & Specie account at RSA. Prior to this he worked in Lloyd’s for Hardy Syndicate as an Underwriter on a specialist Cargo & Specie portfolio. Jonathan has worked in the London Market since 2002 and is ACII qualified.

DD: +44 (0)20 3037 9829
M: +44 (0)7985 115332
Darren Long

Team Biography:

Darren Long

Darren brings more than two decades of underwriting experience to ArgoGlobal. He joins from Chubb Syndicate 1882 where he served most recently as Cargo Class Underwriter. Prior to this Darren worked as a Development Underwriter at CNA Europe. He began his insurance career in 1990 as a Claims Technician for Lonham Claims & Recoveries Bureau Ltd.

DD: +44 (0)20 7712 7645
M: +44 (0)7960 858 821
Robert Dobson
Marine & Specialty Claims Manager

Team Biography:

Robert Dobson

Robert  joined ArgoGlobal In January 2013 in the role of Marine & Speciality Claims Manager from Aon, where he held the position of UK Marine Claims Director. He has over 30 years experience in the Marine Insurance Industry, handling Cargo, Marine Liability, Hull, Yacht & Energy claims. Robert began his career with Sun Alliance & London as a Marine Claims trainee & thereafter worked for London Market Insurance Companies and Adjusters, including Chubb Insurance, where he held the position of European Marine Claims Manager. Robert is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute and a Chartered Insurer.

DD: +44 (0)20 7712 7623