The Talbot Cargo team underwrites large and complex global cargo risks, providing worldwide cover for importers, exporters, manufacturers and suppliers. We offer protection for cargoes in transit by land, sea & air and whilst in storage. Our products include:

  • Comprehensive cover for small specialist companies up to multi-billion dollar global businesses
  • Stock throughput
  • Project cargo and delays in start up
  • War on land
  • Binding authorities  

The business is sourced mainly through Lloyd’s Brokers but we can trade with non-Lloyd’s Brokers through our service company, Talbot Underwriting Risk Services Ltd.

Why Talbot

At Talbot we have a proven track record of supporting the businesses of a broad range of clients through an experienced and dedicated underwriting team and an in-house claims department. 

Our long standing client and broker relationships, along with a diverse product portfolio allow for a tailored approach to managing all our clients’ needs.

Why Talbot How Talbot adds value What this means for customers
Customer first philosophy with a claims focus
  • Service levels are paramount to Talbot’s business model. 
  • Dedicated claims team, experienced in dealing with complex and high-profile cases.
  • High quality service with quick turnaround times and regular updates on progress. 
  • Claims are managed by highly experienced professionals, efficiently and with a high degree of care and sensitivity.
  • A strong reputation - recognised as one of the London top five Cargo underwriters, with a presence on Lloyd’s Joint Cargo Committee. 
  • Talbot’s experienced team provides greater insight, highly competitive pricing and coverages, with a recognised strong track record.
  • Giving you the ability to remain ‘informed and current’, keeping up to date on the latest risks – real and potential.
Global reach and experience 
  • Experienced in the multitude of risks facing businesses locally and worldwide.
  • Close collaborative relationships with global Talbot and AIG colleagues.
  • London and Singapore hubs write Fine Art and Specie risk, with London additionally able to consider Cargo risks. 
  • Local experts have authority to underwrite locally. 
  • Ability to discuss and develop bespoke cover.
  • Offering an advanced, constantly evolving suite of products to the market.



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Contacts by region

Emma Crompton

Class Underwriter - Cargo

T+44 20 7550 3511

Edward Jones

Class Underwriter - Cargo

T+44 20 7390 5518

James Thompson

Assistant Underwriter - Cargo

T+44 20 7550 3534