All major firms that are specialised in maritime surveying – loss adjusting have offices in Rotterdam. This sector consists of companies and organisations like damage experts, risk consultants, surveyors and auditors. These companies offer their services in case of damage or accidents or, more and more often, to prevent accidents from happening. Companies active in the damage expertise sector also work on checking regulatory standards and implementing safety protocols.
The insurance company most often brings in the damage surveyor or damage consultant. The surveyor has as primary task to create an overview of facts and circumstances concerning the damage. Also they have a role in trying to limit financial damage for the insurer.
In today’s changing society the role of the expert is changing. More often he is seen as consultant to assist parties who are faced with damage or accidents.