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To broaden the debate and exchange expertise and ideas within the marine insurance sector, we created the opportunity for those businesses which provide a wide range of services to marine insurers to engage with the IUMI membership on a more formal basis. This led to the creation of a new membership category: the IUMI Professional Partners (IPP).

The aim is to enable IUMI’s members to access the expertise of our IPPs and in turn, to provide access for the IPPs to the broad membership of IUMI: not only during the annual conference but throughout the year via exchanges in meetings, webinars and at events.

IPPs have the opportunity to join the wider IUMI debates on the core issues affecting the market and to help ensure that IUMI’s position is fully representative of the insurance market as a whole.

Our IPP membership is open to firms in the following categories:

  • Legal 
  • Surveying and adjusting 
  • Business intelligence
  • Software


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AqualisBraemar LOC ASA

AqualisBraemar LOC is a leading global independent energy and marine consultant working in energy and oceans to de-risk and drive the energy transition across the renewables, maritime and oil and gas sectors, offering our clients the deepest pool of world-class expertise in marine, engineering and adjusting disciplines from more than 300 locations worldwide.

The group provides consulting and engineering, loss prevention and loss management services, and operates under sever brands: AqualisBraemar LOC, OWC, Innosea, Longitude, JLA, East Point Geo and ABL Yachts.

Phone +44 20 7264 3250

Contact: Mr Paul Hill

Ibex House
42-47 Minories
London EC3N 1DY
United Kingdom


Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein

Maritime business law has been practised by ARNECKE SIBETH DABELSTEIN at the Hamburg location for more than 85 years. Shipping, transportation and insurance law, as well as the law of (renewable) energies are the main focus of our business. In these industries, we have been at home for decades and are respected as a “leading firm” both at Chambers and Legal 500 international, as well as national, for years. We have specialised knowledge in real estate law, corporate/finance/M&A, as well as labour law and commercial/IP/IT issues. A team of experienced and highly specialised lawyers ensures our focused full-service approach and, if necessary, we bring in specialists from other locations with whom we form a national unit.

Phone +49 40 31 7797 0

Contact: Professor Dieter Schwampe

Grosse Elbstrasse 36
22767 Hamburg


Battermann & Tillery GmbH

With 21 offices all over Germany, various subsidiaries abroad, as well as their own global network of surveyors offering service at 572 locations worldwide on all continents, the Battermann + Tillery Group is one of the largest companies of marine and cargo surveyors in Europe and a one-stop-shop for global survey services.

For more than 100 years, the Battermann + Tillery Group has been providing expert services as a highly professional survey company for global insurance markets and the transport industry, maintaining the tradition of independent surveyors.

The company’s core operations lie in documenting and evaluating transport-related cargo damage as well as in loss prevention. In its fourth generation, the family business continues to develop and boasts a record of steady growth over the past decades. The team of experts, mostly engineers from the fields of transportation, mechanical engineering and nautical science, provide a unique in-house pool of knowledge.

Phone +49 421 3898 650

Contact: Mr. Patrick Tillery

Lloydstrasse 1
28217 Bremen



CL SURVEYS is a transport and marine survey company established since 1990. The bureau assessed about 50 000 surveys cases since its creation. Our surveyors are specialized by skills: soft and hard commodities, hull & machinery sector, industry, liquids, vehicles, railway, theft & misappropriations, living animals, among others. We guarantee the upmost technical quality and rigor of our investigations thanks to our trained, experience and specialized team.

We have own offices in France, UK, Belgium, The Netherlands, Spain, Russia, and an average adjusters office for claims all over the world. Our international network allows us a short and optimal reaction span, no matter the location. We are available 24/7 and provide a systematic response to cases we have in charge.

For additional information, our brochure & Directory are available following this link : Brochure CL Surveys_EN

Phone +33 2 32 49 49 00 or +33 1 56 89 80 80

Contact: Mr. F. Levesque

1 Avenue Franklin D Roosevelt
75008 Paris


Clyde & Co

Marine Insurance is the foundation upon which Clyde & Co was established and we are one of the largest specialist insurance firms in the world.

Providing contentious and advisory services to all parties within the marine insurance business, we work with overseas insurers and the many syndicates, companies, captives, brokers, P&I clubs and loss adjusters which form the nucleus of the London and international marine markets and their assureds.

Our years of experience in these sectors means that we have a grasp of the challenges faced by our clients, as well as the know-how to help them navigate through those issues. We are able to offer advice on a wide range of marine and upstream energy insurance matters including hull and cargo, recoveries, war and terrorism, shipbuilding and offshore construction, mortgagees' interest, yachts, loss of hire and production income, OEE, pollution, scuttling and fraud, all aspects of marine casualties and P&I, FD&D and charterers' liability.

Phone +44 20 7876 6362

Contact: Mr. Tim Taylor

The St Botolph Building
138 Houndsditch
London EC3A 7AR
United Kingdom



Concirrus is the creator of Quest, an artificially intelligent insurance software platform used and trusted by insureds, insurers, reinsurers and brokers around the world. With machine learning analytics and vast industry datasets, Quest provides new insights and enables insurers to actively manage their risks in real time. Using Quest, the insurance industry can improve its value proposition. Concirrus was founded in 2012 and is based in London.

Phone +44(0) 845 5650549

Contact: Mr Andrew Yeoman

New City Court
20 St Thomas Street
London, SE1 9RS
United Kingdom


DP Survey Group

If you are looking for a leading international and independent survey company, DPS is the choice to make. DPS acts on behalf of underwriters, brokers and traders. We are a solid survey specialist in both marine and non-marine risks.

We are focused on a long-term relationship with our clients. Their interest is ours, our in-house knowledge and experience is put to this use: from technical to nautical and legal expertise.

Our team is available 24/7. We are pro-active, social-minded and report without any delays, for no-one is interested in yesterday’s news.

With an in-house staff of 45 dedicated specialists in Antwerp and survey activities which extend far beyond the borders of our Belgian headquarters we offer a worldwide consistency in survey procedures at the highest quality standards. This includes damage surveys, risk prevention, adjustment, as well as settling and recovery.

As from 2017, we also offer these services in the entire African continent!

At DPS you will find experts in expertise, all in our client’s interest!

Phone +32 3 295 10 51

Contact: Mr. Timothy Buysse

Baarbeek 1
2070 Zwijndrecht



EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.

EY refers to the global organization, and may refer to one or more, of the member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, each of which is a separate legal entity. Ernst & Young Global Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, does not provide services to clients.

Phone +44 20 7951 2000

Contact: Ian Meadows

Ernst & Young LLP
25 Churchill Place
London E14 5EY



Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) is an international law firm working worldwide advising clients on legal issues relating to all areas of international commerce. HFW's shipping lawyers provide a comprehensive service to the global maritime business community representing P&I clubs, banks, international agencies, shipyards, charterers, cargo owners, property underwriters, governments, regulatory bodies, brokers and a multitude of marine contractors and suppliers.

Founded in 1883, the firm today is one of the largest operating in its chosen fields with over 450 lawyers working worldwide. The firm has a reputation worldwide for excellence and innovation and aims to deliver a practical and commercial response to the legal requirements of business throughout the world.

Phone +44 20 7264 8100

Contact: Richard Neylon

Friary Court
65 Crutched Friars
London EC3N 2AE


JLB Expertises

JLB Expertises is an independent surveyor company established in Marseille for five generations, specialized in products exported from and imported to Africa. 25 years ago we started developing our Group in Africa: We have now offices in every West African Port from Senegal to Congo Kinshasa, in Madagascar and in Mozambique. We are present in European and Asian countries importing cocoa, where we are strengthening our activities.

We have built a very long-term experience in soft commodities from their origins to their destinations, combined with strong skills on the ground: we employ agricultural engineers based in Africa and Asia, along with loyal and experienced local staff. Our expertise also extends to a large diversity of products (industrial, agribusiness, materials, etc.).

Our team of 12 people in Marseille manages operations in constant contact with our Clients, their high reactivity is a key to loss prevention.

Our values of integrity and independence are continuously passed on to our local teams, which enables us to guarantee an efficient technical work as well as reliable information provided to our Principals, the Cargo Underwriters.

For additional information, please visit and/or JLB Brochure

Phone +33 4 96 11 28 30

Contact: Remi Barral

40 Cours Pierre Puget
13006 Marseille



Meetrisk is French Insurtech which correlates external and internal risk data of risk and insurance players to score and predict Transport risks.

With its SaaS Platform providing better and faster risk knowledge, MEETRISK enables Transport Insurers to improve their Combined Ratio: better pricing and better underwriting productivity. Our key success factor is the alliance between commercial risk expertise of the founder and Data Science expertise of the Tech-Data team.

Phone +33 619935348

Contact: Mr Laurent Barbagli

34 rue Laplace
92700 Colombes


Nicoletti Hornig & Sweeney

NICOLETTI HORNIG & SWEENEY is internationally recognized as one of the leading law firms in the United States in marine insurance, shipping and transportation litigation, and admiralty and maritime law.

The firm's reputation and expertise have been acknowledged by numerous publications including Chambers Global, Chambers USA, The Best Lawyers in America, Fortune, and The Legal 500: United States. US News & World Report has continually ranked Nicoletti Hornig & Sweeney in Tier 1 of Admiralty and Maritime law firms both nationally and in the New York metro area since it began ranking law firms in 2010. The firm's attorneys have been consistently described as "leading individuals" in maritime litigation in the United States, among the "Best Lawyers in America" in maritime law, and in New York as "Super Lawyers" in insurance coverage, transportation and maritime law, personal injury defense, and civil litigation defense.

Over the years, the firm's litigation and arbitration practices have expanded to include diverse areas such as construction accidents and construction defects, products liability, aviation, labor and employment, medical and legal malpractice, directors and officers liability, broker/agent errors and omissions, and premises liability.

Our clients, ranging from Fortune 100 multinational corporations to small companies and individuals, include major international and domestic insurance underwriters, vessel owners, construction companies, real estate developers, insurance brokers, offshore drilling contractors, marinas, ship builders and dealers, oil companies, marine transportation companies, freight forwarders, marine construction companies, tug and barge owners, marine salvage companies, commodity traders, logistics providers, and playground equipment, steel, and electronics manufacturers.

Phone +1 212 220 3830

Contact: Mr. John A.V. Nicoletti

Wall Street Plaza
88 Pine Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10005-1801


Okabe & Yamaguchi

OKABE & YAMAGUCHI is Japan’s leading firm in the field of maritime law and related international legal affairs. Our extensive “wet” and “dry” shipping law experience and expertise are complemented by a full range of legal services in related sectors. OKABE & YAMAGUCHI is a comprehensive legal affairs solution for clients in the marine and transportation industries, supporting every need from aviation and insurance law to corporate and banking legal matters.

OKABE & YAMAGUCHI is listed in the Who’s Who Legal and recognized as a top-tier firm in marine law by the Legal 500. The firm has built its reputation on superior response, insightful research and analysis, and a practical problem-solving approach. Drawing upon a wide range of skills and experience including in-house maritime accident research and investigation led by a former master mariner, OKABE & YAMAGUCHI is trusted by the marine, shipping and insurance industries as a single source provider of superior legal value.

Phone +81 3 3555 7931

Contact: Mr. Shuji Yamaguchi

5th Floor, Eiha Shinkawa,
5-17, Shinkawa 1-chome,
Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 104-0032


PCS®, a Verisk Analytics business

PCS provides Insured loss estimates for ocean marine and offshore energy events. The PCS Global Marine and Energy service investigates reported ocean marine and offshore energy insured loss events and determines the extent and type of damage, dates of occurrence, and loss location. The historical database provides loss estimates for events from 2010 to the present, with PCS® designating a “marine and energy event” when the industry loss appears likely to exceed $100 million (or equivalent in non-U.S. currency).

Contact: Alex Mican

PCS®, a Verisk Analytics business
545 Washinton Blvd.
Jersey City, NJ


Risk Management Solutions (RMS)

RMS is the world’s leading provider of models, data and software for catastrophe risk management.  RMS models are used for facilitating risk transactions among policyholders, insurers, reinsurers, and brokers.  RMS model results have been accepted by rating agencies and regulatory bodies, allowing market participants to communicate risk in a common language. 

Following major Marine losses in Hurricane Sandy, the Tohoku Earthquake & Tsunami and the Tianjin Port explosions, RMS released the world’s first model designed for the modeling of Marine Cargo & Specie catastrophe risk.  Insurers and reinsurers are now actively using RMS’ model to manage their portfolio risk (reinsurance decisions and exposure aggregation risk) as well as in the underwriting process (pricing CAT load and risk selection). The RMS model covers earthquake risk in 76 countries and wind and surge risk in 63 countries, as well as severe convective storm and inland flood in the US. RMS has also compiled estimates of the value and type of cargo typically on hand at the top 185 ports in the World for use by insurers in assessing potential cargo accumulations in ports.

Contact: Mr. Sam Lucas

Peninsular House,
30 Monument Street
London EC3R 8NB
United Kingdom


Shin Nihon Kentei Kyokai (SNKK)

With tracking records in public services for environmental protection and social enrichment,

・We offer high quality services to meet and exceed your expectation for problem-solving and customer satisfaction.

・We, as a group of farsighted technocrats, will serve our clients with creative ideas and dependable performance

Established in 1948 under the Japanese government license, SK as a General Marine Surveyors Association has been operating in Japan and overseas, with 300 expert surveyors in 40+ offices, contributing to the worldwide growth of shipping and trade directly as well as in conjunction with other established survey organizations.
Specifically, we, SK, offer inspection services for heavy weight cargoes, plant machineries, iron & steel products etc, and also survey and analysis to bulk cargo, petroleum/petrochemical/mineral products, LPG/LNG as well as general cargo. In addition, we do perform vessels inspection and calibration for vessel/shore tanks. Certification of weight & measurement of general cargo is also a part of our regular services.

Analysis service is now expanded from the above stated petroleum /petrochemical/mineral products to foods and foodstuff as licensed by Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, contributing to the security of consumers as well as business organizations involved.

Furthermore, SK is designated by Japan Coast Guard to be an official inspector of preventive measures against hazard.

Contact: Mr. Takamaru Ishida

Keikyu No. 2 Bldg.
25-23 Takanawa 3-chome
Tokyo 108-0074


Survey Association

The Survey Association Ltd. of Copenhagen dates back to 1806, when the first surveyor was appointed by the first privately owned marine insurance company, established in 1786. The Survey Association Ltd, established 1914, is a leading global marine survey supplier, who has been providing support and marine expertise for more than 100 years. Today Survey Association provides marine expertise and consulting, condition and damage surveys worldwide, but also Marine Warranty Surveying within Offshore O&G and renewable energy.

Contact: Henrik Uth

Købmagergade 54,1
DK-1150 Copenhagen


The Boston Consulting Group AG

The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) is a global management consulting firm and the world's leading advisor on business strategy. We partner with clients from the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors in all regions to identify their highest-value opportunities, address their most critical challenges, and transform their enterprises.

We are the leading strategic consulting firm in Commercial insurance and Specialty lines such as Marine insurance. We work with insurers, brokers, associations and regulators and drive value through strategy with broad experience across the insurance value chain and topics such as predictive modeling & pricing, commercial segmentation, underwriting processes, large claims processing and Risk. Our Shipping Practice generates strategic, operational and organizational insights in the shipping industry, and builds a unique set of proprietary tools such as shipping benchmarking and global trade forecasting that support marine insurance initiatives.

Founded in 1963, BCG is a private company with 85 offices in 48 countries.

Phone +41 44 388 8716

Contact: Ms. Pia Tischhauser

Münstergasse 2
8001 Zurich


Verein Hanseatischer Transportversicherer e.V. (VHT)

The Association of Hanseatic Marine Underwriters VHT was founded in 1797 and represents one of the oldest marine expert organisations worldwide. Today the VHT is a dedicated service provider and usually acts as an independent intermediary that advises insurers and insured parties alike. 

Claims services offered by the VHT include:

  • 24/7 emergency support and advice on salvage and loss limitation
  • Hull & machinery damage surveys concerning all types of vessels and machinery, construction parts, piers, etc
  • Independent accident investigation
  • Expert advice 
  • Comprehensive claims handling
  • Supervision of repairs and costs
  • Qualified claims adjustment

On the risk management and loss prevention side the VHT supports with the following services:

  • Risk analysis
  • Review of technical pre-planning for load out operations
  • Advice on planned special transports
  • Review of towing arrangements including routing
  • Warranty surveys in general
  • Trans-shipment supervisions for critical items by own staff or via the VHT network on a worldwide basis
  • Condition surveys of any kind

The VHT is staffed with claims managers who mainly have a nautical background and with staff surveyors who are master mariners, naval architects and marine engineers.

To ensure timely and local response the VHT is working with a network of over 300 average agents around the world who can provide speedy and uncomplicated assistance.

Phone +49 421 59811 0

Contact: Tim de Bruyne-Ludwig

Herrlichkeit 6
28199 Bremen



Phone +972 3 603 39 56

Contact: Ross Davis

Edgar 360 Tower
2 Hashlosha st., 35th floor
Tel Aviv, 6706054


Yoshida & Partners

Phone +81 3 5695 4188

Contact: Mr. Sotaro Mori

4th Floor, Suitengu Hokushin Building
1-39-5 Nihombashi-Kakigaracho
Chuo-ku Tokyo 103-0014