About Proteus Marine Insurance

We focus on commercial marine cargo, hull and marine liability risk solutions. Local underwriters provide market leading products and claims services via insurance brokers throughout Australia & New Zealand. Proteus is an Authorised Representative of NM Insurance Pty Ltd ABN 34 100 633 038, AFSL 227 186.

Underwriting Capabilities


Comprehensive coverage for multi-modal cargo suitable for importers, exporters, and local producers/distributors. We provide cover for static risks incidental to transit as well as world to world movements.

  • Cover is available for non-containerised, bulk cargoes, break-bulk, RO/RO, specialist cargo and temperature controlled/perishable cargoes;
  • Carriers Liability.

Preferred business:

  • Importers of consumer and manufactured goods –
    Parts, apparel, vehicles, foodstuff, beverages (incl. alcohol products), vessels, cosmetics, temperature controlled goods, IVF products, bulk goods, clothing/apparel, home-wares;
  • Imports and exports of perishable cargo;
  • Machinery (new and used) and electronic goods;
  • Construction materials, Plant & machinery relocation.

Considered business (case by case):

  • Seafood, Frozen Meat, Project Cargo, Pharmaceuticals/Vaccines


Preferred business:

  • Road Freight carriers, line haul, Refrigerated produce, bulk cargoes,
  • Heavy Haulage, Livestock carriers, Mail contractors,

Considered business (case by case):

  • Metropolitan couriers, fresh produce


  • Physical damage to vessels operating in harbour services, offshore energy support, tourism and passenger vesses;
  • Institute Clauses including Increased Value, Loss of Charter Hire, Loss of Profits;
  • Ship and Boat building risks.

Preferred business:

  • Quality owners and operators working with modern vessels or facilities in a risk managed environment.
  • Australian owned, flagged or managed vessels operating in waters of Australia and New Zealand.
  • Road Freight carriers, line haul, refrigerated produce, bulk cargoes
    haulage, livestock carriers, mail contractors.

Considered business (case by case):

  • Operating north of the 24th parallel, Passenger vessels exceeding 100 passengers


Preferred business:

  • Ship Repairers Liability including General Liability and Products Liability;
  • Marina Operators Liability – including General Liability and associated trades;
  • Commercial boat yards and slipways;
  • Boat dealers yards;
  • Port & Terminals / Harbour operators liability;
  • Protection & Indemnity risks written in conjunction with Hull placements;
  • Charterers;
  • Pollution liability;
  • Stevedores;
  • Third Party Logistics Operators.

Considered business (case by case):

  • Naval contractors, Off-shore energy contractors


Preferred business:

  • Established yards with sound history, JH143 standard yards, Steel, aluminium fabrications, timber & fibreglass/GRP constructions

Considered business (case by case):

  • Rebuilds, refurbishments, timber & fibreglass constructions

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About NM Insurance

NM Insurance is a leading insurance agency operating across Australia and New Zealand.

We offer, through a number of brands and corporate partners, insurance for leisure products, and the industries that supply to these products.

For more information about our services in these regions, please visit www.nminsurance.com.au

For any further information about our organisation, or the insurance we offer, please email us: info@nminsurance.com.au

NM Insurance Pty Ltd (ABN 34 100 633 038 AFSL 227 186) is the legal entity behind the brands Nautilus Marine Insurance (Australia) and NM Insurance (New Zealand).

Contact Us

1300 767 231