Howden Marine

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Having been in operation since 2007, our Hamburg office serves as a Marine hub for our local and international clients alike.


We focus on all aspects of Marine insurance and offer a wide range of broking services including risk management and claims handling. Being part of the world’s largest employee-owned insurance group we provide local intelligence combined with a global perspective. Our scale is global but our approach is founded on a dedicated local team which enables us to build solutions around our clients, as well as affording our across-the-board knowledge and expertise where appropriate for each client.

Our leadership team consists of experienced insurance and shipping practitioners and we aim to create meaningful relationships with our clients and insurers to achieve consistency and trust.

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Whatever your needs, we craft the right balance between risk and enterprise, and deliver the level of cover that works for your business.


Our team of specialist professionals utilise their broad knowledge and product expertise to offer bespoke insurance solutions for all classes of marine exposures. We offer specialist advice and expert knowledge in the following fields:

Hull & Marine LiabilitiesCyber Insurance concepts
  • Hull and Machinery
  • Disbursements
  • Loss of hire
  • Charterers’ Liability
  • 24/7 access
  • Charterers’ Default
  • Machinery Deductible
  • Protection & Indemnity
  • Other marine related liabilities
  • Towage Risks
  • Third Party Liabilities
  • First Party Financial Loss
  • First Party Costs
  • Breach Response Services to our network of PR, Forensic and Legal advisors

 

 

Ports & TerminalsEnergy
  • Loss of, or damage to, cargo under your care, custody or control
  • Third-party liability
  • Professional indemnity
  • Fines and penalties
  • Physical loss of, or damage to, equipment
  • Port property
  • Business interruption

 

  • Power & Renewables
  • Energy Liabilities
  • Natural Resources

 

 

 

Cargo & Stock ThroughputShipyard & Related risks
  • Marine Cargo
  • Trade Disruption
  • Stock Throughput
  • Shipyard & building risks
  • Ship Repairers' Liability
  • Worldwide delay in delivery
War & Political Risks
  • War risks
  • Kidnap & Ransom
  • Confiscation, expropriation and nationalisation
  • Credit insurance
     
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Our Team in Hamburg

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Thomas

Thomas Barthel
Managing Director
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Thomas Barthel

Managing Director

As a trained shipping agent, Thomas has 25 years of experience in shipping and in the field of marine insurance. Before joining Howden in 2010, he worked for two of the most important German shipping companies - Hamburg Süd and Peter Döhle Group. Here, marine insurance was always the focus of his activities, both in broking and in claims processing. His extensive area of ​​responsibility includes the management and coordination of day-to-day business as well as business development.

T: +49 (0) 40 3250 85605
M: +49 (0) 170 7664 564
E: [email protected]

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Julius

Julius Vieregge
Account Executive
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Julius Vieregge

Account Executive

Julius has joined the team in 2018 after graduating from Liverpool John Moores University as a Master of Science in Maritime Operations Management. In addition, he holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Shipping & Chartering from the Bremen University of Applied Sciences and is a trained shipping agent (Sartori & Berger, Kiel). He has gained further practical experience in the form of several student employments / internships with Hamburg Süd Australia, Hapag-Lloyd AG and Harren & Partner Group as well as a port operations employment for Port of Kiel. Julius is part of the broking team where he is  predominantly handling the day-to-day business and liaises with our clients and insurers.

T: +49 (0)40 3250 85606
M: +49 (0)151 4287 1357
E: [email protected]

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Finn

Finn Berner
Account Executive
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Finn Berner

Account Executive

Finn is a trained shipping agent and has graduated from the Bremen University of Applied Sciences with a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Shipping & Chartering in 2017. Since then he has gained valuable practicable experience as claims handler with a Hamburg based Marine Insurance Broker before he joined the Howden team in 2020. He has gained further practical experience in the form of several student employments / internships with PWC, Hapag-Lloyd and Enterprise Shipping Agency in Italy. Finn is part of both the claims and the broking team where he is  predominantly handling the day-to-day business and liaises with our clients and insurers.

T: +49 (0)40 3250 85602
E: [email protected]

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Ruth

Ruth Marten
Claims Executive
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Ruth Marten

Claims Executive

Being a trained ship broker Ruth has spent most of her career with a reputable bulker owner/operator in Hamburg where she was part of the technical management team. Ruth has also gained valuable expertise during a 12 months work experience with one of the International Group P&I Clubs. At Howden Hamburg she is the first port of call for all claims handling matters and is also providing assistance to the broking team.

T: +49 (0)40 3250 85603
M: +49 (0)172 5441 790
E: [email protected]