Marine Claims Investigation

Whatever the commodity, Marine Cargo Experts Ltd has the expertise available from a professional team of consultants for undergoing surveys on a full 'cause, nature and extent' basis.


Our expertise includes a full range of liquid cargoes and multi-commodity dry and reefer goods; together with other marine claim areas such as: damage to the ships hull, locks, docks, trailers and containers.


Our Clients include P & I Clubs, Cargo Underwriters & Charterers. We work from various locations all around the UK for local coverage and administer all operations from our Head Office in Hertfordshire. Due to our longstanding expertise and the specialised nature of many of the cargoes we deal with, we also travel world-wide for assignments.


We undergo reviews of claim documentation on both shortages and contaminations of liquid and dry cargo claims having a vast range of experience with vessels and Terminals worldwide.


We are able to prepare our reports in a format for follow up Court Action, Arbitration or Mediation proceedings as required; we have also attended as Expert Witnesses when requested to do so.


To summarise our Marine Claims Investigation service includes the following:-

  • Full technical ‘Cause, Nature & Extent’ surveys
  • General average surveys
  • On the spot regular updates with the Client from our surveyors
  • Detailed photographic evidence, wherever possible, sent by email when required
  • Prompt but detailed reports immediately following our survey
  • Comprehensive report writing to an Expert Witness standard, as required
  • Review of claim documents for arbitration, mediation or court proceedings

We are active members of the Energy Institute, (EI) and we are quality assured to ISO 9001 giving our clients added security.

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