Sedgwick, a leading global provider of technology-enabled risk, benefits and integrated business solutions, continues to strengthen its marine claims services and solutions by expanding its global marine practice through the integration of both Sedgwick and Cunningham Lindsey’s marine divisions.
The global marine practice of Sedgwick consists of 180 dedicated marine experts working across 45 countries around the world. With the integration and combined resources and expertise of both firms, the global marine practice is now the largest team in the world and the only global provider of marine claims services in the industry.
The marine industry is notoriously challenging. Maritime losses can be catastrophic and require very specialist expertise to properly assess the size of claims surrounding global losses. In the case of a loss that occurs due to an explosion while unloading a tanker at the terminal, for example, the impact of such casualties can be far-reaching. In addition to marine specialists, the expertise of personal injury, business interruption or environmental specialists may also be needed.
“This is an exciting time for us as we further strengthen our existing marine claims management capabilities across the world,” said Ton Schox, Sedgwick’s head of marine, continental Europe and marine specialist practice group leader in Rotterdam. “Our enhanced capabilities within the marine sector work extremely well for brokers, underwriters, traders, lawyers, and self-insureds.”
“As the biggest and the only global marine claims services provider, we are well-positioned to use the extensive resources of the Sedgwick group to deal with a major, complex marine loss and to enhance the overall services we can provide to our clients.”
The global marine practice provides cargo, liability, hull and machinery, pre-load/off-load, project cargo and risk management surveys including claims handling, TPA and recovery services. The marine capabilities can be accessed online through the Sedgwick global marine app and 24/7 mobile website.