Sedgwick strengthens marine claims services

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Sedgwick has expanded its global marine practice through the integration of its own and Cunningham Lindsey’s marine divisions.

Its global marine practice consists of 180 marine experts working across 45 countries around the world.

With the integration and combined resources and expertise of both firms, the global marine practice is now the largest team in the world and the only global provider of marine claims services in the industry, according to Sedgwick.

“This is an exciting time for us as we further strengthen our existing marine claims management capabilities across the world,” said Ton Schox, Sedgwick’s head of marine, continental Europe and marine specialist practice group leader in Rotterdam. “Our enhanced capabilities within the marine sector work extremely well for brokers, underwriters, traders, lawyers, and self-insureds.”

“As the biggest and the only global marine claims services provider, we are well-positioned to use the extensive resources of the Sedgwick group to deal with a major, complex marine loss and to enhance the overall services we can provide to our clients.”

The Sedgwick global marine practice provides cargo, liability, hull and machinery, pre-load/off-load, project cargo and risk management surveys, including claims handling, third-party administrator and recovery services. The marine capabilities can be accessed online through the Sedgwick global marine app and 24/7 mobile website.

Private equity group Carlyle recently struck a $6.7 billion (£5.14 billion) deal to buy Sedgwick.

Earlier this year, the claims management giant acquired loss adjuster Cunningham Lindsey.

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