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A Complete Marine Cargo Claims Solution for Sub Saharan Africa

Toplis and Harding is a one-stop solution for marine and cargo survey services in Sub Saharan Africa. Our presence and effectiveness to operate in Africa is fortified through the Lloyd’s Agency hubs entrusted to us in Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Malawi and Mozambique.
Our growing network of surveyors in other Sub Saharan African countries such as Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Botswana, Namibia, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique, Namibia and South Africa, offers the added benefit of a seamless and quality-controlled surveying service to our international principles. 

We act to protect the interests of international marine and transit insurers, cargo underwriters as well as P&I Clubs, providing a prompt and tailored service that incorporates local knowledge with global reporting standards.

Our core Marine competencies include:

•    General condition surveys
•    Packing/pre-shipment/loading surveys
•    Cargo damage surveys
•    Cause of damage/shortage analysis
•    Container inspections
•    Off-loading and Discharge inspections including Tally surveys of bulk goods
•    Carry Out Cargo securing calculations
•    Goods in Transit claims including damage covered by stock throughout policies
•    Hull & Machinery damage inspections
•    Vessel arrests on behalf of cargo underwriters
•    Protection & Indemnity (P&I) surveys
•    Full third-party administration services