WK Webster & Co Ltd
Battermann & Tillery are proud to be survey agents for the whole of Germany for W K Webster & Co Ltd (WKW). WKW are a world-leading Marine Claims Handling operator, providing claims handling services for their international clientele through regional offices in London, Singapore and New York / Los Angeles. The WKW service range for cargo insurers splits into claims handling, the pursuit of recoveries on a ‘no cure – no pay’ basis and the handling of cargo insurer’s interests in major casualties which often involve General Average and / or Salvage negotiations. Another department provides services for Hull & Machinery insurers. The wholly owned subsidiaries ISA (International Surveyors & Adjusters) and Seawise Maritime Services provide survey services for Cargo and Hull & Machinery respectively whereas ITAL - International Transit & Liability and Pandi Claims handle claims on behalf of liability insurers for ships and transport / logistics operators.
The Cargo Casualty Management (CCM) department is involved in most major casualties, often on behalf of a multitude of insurers with interests on the same casualty, and therefore offers significant economies of scale. The service has grown well beyond the handling of General Average and Salvage and now extends to losses occurring from piracy, fraud, vessel breakdown, sanctions etc., indeed all events where an entire vessel is prevented from delivering its cargo to the original destination.
In the United Kingdom as well as Rotterdam, Singapore, New York and Los Angeles, ISA International Surveyors & Adjusters provide Cargo Survey services including the investigations of missing cargoes from theft etc., loss prevention and risk assessment services from four locations. ISA are founder members of the British Association of Caro Surveyors (BACS) and, like Battermann & Tillery, members of the international TMN network of cargo surveyors.
ITAL International Transit & Liability with offices in London, Singapore, New York and Los Angeles represent the interests of liability insurers in the transport, logistics and related industries. Whether sea, air or land, ITAL will defend claims from cargo interests and protect recovery / subrogation rights against other operators in the contractual chain.
Seawise Maritime Services provide Hull & Machinery survey services world-wide from their bases in London and Singapore whereas Pandi Claims in London defends claims against P&I Clubs and fixed premium ship liability insurers in the UK, Europe and the world.
WKW maintain their own dedicated network of agents in all relevant locations in the world, details of these together with more information on the services provided can be found on their website www.wkwebster.com
Battermann & Tillery GmbH as agents of WK Webster have surveyors in 21 locations all over Germany but have requested that all survey instructions are referred to their Bremen head office only.