UK-based independent insurance brokerage firm Henderson Insurance Brokers has established a new marine division as part of its strategy to tap the growing opportunities in the country’s maritime and ports sector.
Leveraging the company’s existing marine client base, the new division has already proved successful, having won new insurance work for ports, workboats, the movement of goods, and storage of high valued items, claims Henderson.
Henderson Insurance Brokers has been backed by A-rated UK and international carriers, as well as Lloyd’s of London and provides a complete range of marine insurance products, covering most types of marine cargo, as well as vessels, ports and harbours.
Henderson Insurance Brokers marine associate director Steve Gordon said: "We identified an opportunity in the market, as there is not much specialist marine insurance done outside London in some of the traditional lines such as hull and machinery, protection and indemnity, charterers’ liability and ports and terminals.
"It is quite rare for specialist London-based brokers to work with regional clients in the UK, which generally creates a skills gap in the marine sector."
The British commercial insurance brokerage firm has an established client base among the major UK ports and harbour operators, ship owners and charterers.
The new division can arrange cover for almost all areas of the marine industry, and specilizes in working with cargo owners, freight forwarders, hauliers, commercial vessel owners and operators, ship managers and agents, ports and terminals, marine trades, build and repair yards and superyachts.
In a bid to deliver greater service to clients, the company is also developing bespoke schemes for industry sectors for all Henderson branches.
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