As P&I Club Correspondents, we do our utmost to reduce our clients’ and their Members’ exposure to any cargo claims, either by advising and arranging the most efficient protective measures available (draft surveys, loading surveys/tallies, discharge surveys/tallies and preliminary hatch opening reports) or by appointing competent and cost-effective Marine Surveyors in Thailand or other countries to identify the causes and extent of any damage and/or attend court survey meetings.
Claims are handled by our own specialized legal department assisted when necessary, by the lawyers’ members of our network.
Our Legal Department has the expertise and knowledge, based on experience and solid legal instruction, to help in negotiating with the claimants in case of threats of arrest. They are at all time assisted by permanent feedback from our Marine Surveyors. We offer appropriate advice concerning the wordings to be used and the quantum of the request itself. Such claimants usually being cargo owners/ insurers, agents in case of custom’s fine, port authorities.