Marine cargo and carrier's liability

We assess marine cargo and liability claims for insurers, freight forwarders, as well as road, rail, sea and air freight operators in the commercial shipping industry. Our team of 60 surveyors from a wide range of fields provides the interdisciplinary expertise that is needed in order to respond to the particular requirements of every claim. In addition to assessing claims, we also offer comprehensive risk management services.

Areas of expertise

  • consumer goods
  • raw materials / commodities
  • tank and silo bulk shipments
  • plant equipment wind power technology
  • automotive parts
  • temperature controlled transport
  • pharmaceuticals
  • theft incidents, including assessment of liability and quantum
  • heavy cargo shipments and project cargo
  • assessment of removal claims under the terms of the German Civil Code (HGB) or the German Forwarders Standard Terms and Conditions of Marine Insurance (ADS)
  • fine art
  • contract logistics and supply chain management
  • paper and cellulose
  • amusement rides / operators

Services

Assessment of Damages, Claims Management Services

  • thorough investigations into the circumstances and extent of loss
  • assessing the extent of damage
  • calculation of loss
  • assessment of recovery/loss mitigation/damage restoration measures
  • arrangement of salvage sales
  • proactive claims management
  • assessment of (indirect) financial losses
  • external specialists and laboratories are engaged as appropriate

Loss Prevention

  • packaging assessment services
  • packaging consultancy
  • load and stow surveys (covering loading and discharge operations)
  • project cargo loading consultancy
  • transport route planning
  • evaluation of method statements
  • cargo securement surveys (applying VDI 2700 ff. and EN 12195-1 standards)
  • warehouse risk assessment services
  • analysis of high-frequency claims and loss prevention concepts

Claims specialists

  • industrial engineers
  • logistics professionals
  • nautical science graduates / master mariners
  • mechanical engineers

 

 

  • freight forwarding professionals
  • insurance professionals
  • lawyers

CESAM
Comité d‘Etudes et de Services
des Assureurs Maritimes et Transports

 

COMISMAR
Comisariado Español
Marítimo SA

VHT
Verein Hanseatischer
Transportversicherer e.V.
Hamburg-Bremen
 

AIMU
American Institute of Marine Underwriters