Marine & Logistics

Our unwavering goal is to bring you a best-in-class insurance service through risk advisory, execution and claims.

We take a strategic and goal-orientated approach to everything we do. Our team works locally and globally, accessing the leading insurance markets to deliver our clients strong solutions, whichever direction the market is moving.

  • We understand your risk profile to ensure you purchase only the cover you need, removing unnecessary and costly extensions
  • We look critically and creatively at every aspect of the insurance process to achieve better results year after year
  • We are a leading marine specialist broker, our relationships with marine insurers set us apart from peers
  • Our claims consulting and service team is an embedded function that sits alongside the placing teams, enabling the best possible outcome for clients’ claims

Breadth. Depth. Flexibility

Our local marine division consists of 10 specialist marine and transport brokers supported by an experienced and dedicated marine claims manager.  The division has the backing of 300+ marine specialists and 40 dedicated claims professionals in one global team, giving us the breadth of knowledge and depth of experience to cover the full spectrum of marine risks for clients around the world.

We work as a single division in close cooperation with our network of international partners, specialising in the placement of risks in the most appropriate local or global market.

Where specialism meets scale

We are strategically structured to bring you the best of both worlds. Because we’re part of Howden, you benefit from all the advantages that come from working with a large international broker without losing the boutique spirit of a specialty broker that places you and your exact risk management needs at the centre of our marine and logistics offering.


  • A global team, ready to create solutions for large and complex clients
  • Global Market Leverage – we have relationships with all major insurance markets  via our hub offices in London, Europe , Bermuda, Singapore and Dubai
  • Actuarial capability
  • Experienced team of market-facing brokers


  • Local team with backing of a global team of 300+ marine specialists with in-depth sector knowledge
  • A proactive and responsive service, co-ordinated by a core team of senior brokers
  • Close relationships with underwriters that enables robust negotiation on your behalf
  • Capability to design, develop and deliver insurtech solutions in-house, allowing us to use technology as a gateway to new market sectors
  • Employee ownership structure that fosters innovation and collaboration

We are particularly active in the following areas:

  • Ship Repairing & Maintenance
  • Ship Construction & Disposal
  • Offshore Supply Vessels
  • Tugs, Barges & Workboats
  • Professionally Crewed Charter Vessels & Superyachts
  • Dredging & Wet Construction Companies
  • Ferries, Tourist Vessels and Cruise Ships
  • Fishing Vessels
  • Bluewater Operators
  • Port Authorities, Terminals & Stevedores
  • Warehousing
  • Logistics Operators, Freight Forwarders & Road Carriers
  • Importers, Exporters & Commodity Traders
  • Aviation 

Recovering claims is paramount. Lean on us.

Right from the inception of the policy, every aspect of the wording and service is built to respond properly in a claim. A large claim will probably feel like a vulnerable moment for your business. We’re here to get you through it.

We have dedicated claims brokers in the team, sitting side-by-side with the account executives and broking/technical teams.

Their longstanding experience and combined knowledge cover every aspect of the marine sector – you name it, we’ve settled it.

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Robert Hammersley

Head of Marine & Logistics
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Lucy Bell

Partner Marine & Logistics
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David Lowen

Partner Marine & Logistics