Claims & Insurance

*P and I correspondents for Maritime Mutual Insurance Association (NZ) Limited.

• Consultancy and Legal Advice on Shipping and Trading Claims

• Handling, Recovery and Settlement of Shipping and Trading Claims

• Dispute resolution by Mediation, Arbitration, Litigation

• Review of charter parties and contracts

• Loss prevention services for Shipping, Freight forwarding and Trading companies

• Marine Insurance, Armed guards, Piracy and Special Risks Consultancy

Shipping disputes invariably have enormous financial repercussions and therefore it is of prime importance that all marine claims are handled in a thoroughly professional and efficient manner. It is well established that timely reference of matters to experts can mitigate losses and preserve rights of aggrieved parties. A shipping dispute can cost a company several man hours of productive business time and thousands of dollars if not handled appropriately. CMS provides expert impartial advice to handle the entire dispute process from notification up to settlement, allowing you to focus on your core strength – running the business.

CMS with its team of Master mariners, maritime lawyers and insurance professionals possessing several years of expertise is well positioned to cater to all types of shipping and insurance claims relating to charter parties, bills of lading, cargo loss, shortage, contamination and demurrage claims on behalf of ship owners, charterers, freight forwarders and traders. We are able to negotiate and settle claims on behalf of clients and if necessary call upon experts and instruct lawyers to commence arbitration or litigation proceedings in order to secure our clients interests.

At CMS we believe that prevention is better than cure and therefore as part of routine matters, we actively provide consultancy services for charter party reviews, loss prevention techniques and precautions to be exercised while importing goods and opening letters of credit.

CMS can also guide its clients for procurement of marine insurance products and services, armed and unarmed security guards services to tackle threats of piracy on the oceans.

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