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Standard Liability Cover

The standard contract limits the compensation payable to £13 per kilo, with an excess of £50 for each consignment.

Increased Liability Cover (ILC)

Please talk to us if you require Increased Liability Cover, which is available up to a maximum of £3,000 per consignment for computer equipment, software and mobile telephones and £15,000 per consignment for other goods. Increased liability cover can be purchased from your APC depot when booking the collection. You must declare the total value of the consignment at the time of sending the goods and you will be charged according to that value, and the declared value must reflect the actual value of the goods being transported, taking into account the age and condition of the goods.

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Maximum Cover

£15,000 per consignment excluding computer equipment, software, mobile telephones or other audio/visual equipment which is subject to a maximum of £3000 per consignment.

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What APC Can and Can't Carry

APC Overnight carries a vast range of goods for our customers ranging from printed products, to electronic goods and parts for specialist engineers, and of course regular documents and small parcels. We have particular expertise in shipping:

  • Fine wines

  • Computers

  • Mobile phones

  • Flowers

  • Electronic components

  • B2C orders from internet retailers

  • Fresh food products

The following goods may be carried, but are not covered by APC Liability Cover and travel at sender's own risk:

  • Perishables

  • Cheques

  • Money orders

  • Securities

  • Stamps

  • Precious metals

  • Precious stones

  • Jewellery

  • Works of art

  • Antiques

  • Watches

  • Wines and spirits

  • Furs

  • Tobacco

  • Glass

  • Ceramics

  • Pottery

  • Plasma screens

The following items are not acceptable for carriage:

  • Any item that is marked with a diamond shaped hazardous sticker

  • Animals and livestock

  • Explosives

  • Bullion

  • Money

  • Firearms

  • Ammunition

  • Fireworks

  • Any item which is illegal under UK law

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