Marine and Transportation

The Wages Of The Sea, Ground, And Air

The maritime business is a high-profile industry with ever-present potential for catastrophic losses. Transportation issues affect nearly every enterprise around the world, but can present particular financial and operational challenges to firms in this industry. Rising fuel costs, employee shortage and retention issues, credit risks, marketplace competition, these and other exposures can have a severe impact on a company's bottom line and impede its overall success.

Whatever and wherever the possible risk, Crawford Global Technical Services (GTS) has experienced professionals to provide solutions and the ability to quickly deploy them to the site of the incident.

Worldwide Scope And Precision Expertise

With a dedicated global Marine and Transportation team of more than 250 experts, our services range from simple cargo surveys, loss control analysis, adjustment of ocean or inland marine claims, and full third-party administration (TPA) services with centralised claims intake, to complicated hull and machinery liability attendances.

Whatever the scale of the service required, our clients can be assured of a professional approach, delivered by highly qualified personnel with the required experience and qualifications to deliver an effective marine and transportation claims solution. Our staff includes ex-seagoing mariners and engineers, cargo experts, naval architects, specialists in ocean, inland and motor truck cargo, specialists in subrogation and recovery, and many more expert disciplines.

The Marine and Transportation group within GTS has focused expertise on the key components of a comprehensive insurance loss programme:

  • Aviation liability PD & BI
  • Aviation machinery
  • Construction, civil, and port
  • General average
  • Logistics and cargo liability
  • Marine cargo
  • Marine hull and machinery
  • Motor cargo liability
  • Protection and indemnity
  • Small craft claims under 60 metres
  • Subrogation and recovery
  • Super yachts worldwide
  • Trip and tow management
  • Wind park offshore

The Benefits of Crawford GTS

The multinational and global risk and insurance community needs a team of experts with the experience and industry focus to evaluate and assess damages under extreme conditions. Crawford GTS has the commitment, skills, resources, technology and the experience required to meet the specific needs of each client.

Crawford GTS Key Service Features:

  • World-wide service: A global network of experts, including surveyors, environmental scientists, engineers, consultants, and specialist case handlers
  • Compliance: Strict adherence to relevant governing legislation (ELD, CERCLA/Superfund, etc.)
  • Cost-effective: Reduced indemnity spend, financial assurance for insurers
  • Confidence: Transparent claims procedures and reporting standards
  • Reliability: Experienced, qualified professionals, infrastructure and leadership to strategically project manage losses anywhere on the globe
  • Lloyd's Agents for Puetro Rico and Australia (New South Wales and Victoria)


Rob Hawes
Head of Marine
T: +44 (0) 20 7265 7191
London, UK

Kevin Roche
National Marine Manager
T: +61 (0) 2 8218 9501
Sydney, Australia

Bart K.B.F. Hoogstad
Director Marine and Transportation/European Head of Marine & Transportation
T: +31 10 45 35 514
Rotterdam, The Netherlands