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The world leading Hull and Machinery team is focused on delivering innovative solutions to clients, whatever the geography*. Our experts are located across the globe, facilitating access to the principle Marine markets in Europe, Asia and the US. Our people are industry veterans, creative thinkers and placements experts, drawn from across the shipping industry, including ex master mariners, lawyers and shipping industry specialists.

Did you know?
More than 60% of global container capacity is controlled by our clients
How we add value


    We understand the importance of effective claims management
    We have in-house Marine claims specialists including average adjusters
    Our specialist teams can be on site supporting the claims process round the globe
    We make claims based (not just price based) decisions when selecting insurance partners – we measure and manage the performance of our carriers

    Broking excellence

    “Client first” logic – helping solve clients’ biggest challenges via our Global Marine team, whatever your location*.
    Skilled negotiators delivering competitive terms: market share provides leverage - more than 60% of global container capacity is controlled by our clients
    Technical expertise delivering enhanced policy wordings by challenging market terms and conditions
    Developing appetite and insurer competition to maximise programme pricing results
    Advanced placement strategies, accessing markets globally

    Industry and client insight

    Our starting perspective is our clients’ perspective, which means we have a risk centred rather than traditional transactional approach to your exposures
    Industry level risk intelligence, research and benchmarking to enhance and challenge our client solutions
    We operate as market makers – setting parameters, enabled by our industry insights, which provides leverage, control and market respect
    We provide in depth training to our clients via our specialist seminars, whilst keeping our clients informed of events affecting risk in their industry

    Servicing philosophy

    Service excellence is evidenced by our high client retention rate
    We always find a way – rapid response to time sensitive challenges delivers peace of mind
    Whatever your location*, you can access Hull and Machinery expertise, enhanced by the local knowledge and expertise of the Global Marine team
    We listen to your needs, delivering proportionate and relevant advice
    Honesty and transparency is crucial to our relationship and service delivery

    Analytical broker

    Appreciating the value of data as an enabler of decision-making: determination of the value for money being offered by insurers
    Our analytical approach ensures that your risk retention and insurance strategy is aligned with that of your finance team
    Capability to track market trends and benchmark your exposures
    Our technical expertise enables us to control and tailor our services – maximising their value to you

* subject to any legal and regulatory requirements

Hull & Machinery Contacts

Simon Lockwood

+44 (0)20 3124 7748

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