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125th anniversary of Krogius being the Lloyd's Agent for Helsinki

In the year 1893 Lars Krogius was still small company but it had succeeded to obtain some reputation abroad as well. Important sign of this could be seen when the company was appointed as Lloyd´s Agent. A Lloyd's Agent is appointed by the Lloyd's Agency Department to supply local shipping information and casualty intelligence and to provide surveying and claim adjusting services to the global insurance industry and its customers.  Lloyd's Agents are appointed for their professionalism and expertise.

On the 14th of June 2018 we celebrated the 125th anniversary of Krogius being the Lloyd's Agent for Helsinki.

We want to thank Mr. Cees Bansema, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, for inviting us to the lovely Villa Kleineh for our seminar and celebration.

Our valued quest speakers shared views and their specialism in our seminar making it very interesting event.

Anita Crane, representing the Lloyd’s Agency Department Technical Performance Team, shared with us the history of the global network of agents as well as views for the future. Lloyd’s Agents are acting as the eyes and ears of the market from the 1811 until today being the stamp of approval. Future vision is to ensure that network is accessible to the global insurance industry in every country where possible and to be renowned as the network of choice with highest possible standards.

Amanda Björk, General Manager of WK Webster (International) Pte Ltd., presented fascinating views about smart logistics, new opportunities – now and in the future. For example cargo tracking devices with real time data gathering are providing better control over information, possibility to rectify problems and earlier notification/warning allowing survey, loss mitigation or recovery of a stolen cargo. New technology is already beginning to change the way we work with loss prevention, loss minimizing, claims handling and subsequent recoveries.

Reetta Lajunen, Marine Broker and Corporate Counsel at Aon Finland Oy made very interesting presentation related to project cargo. Loss control in a project is a combination of proper project and risk management and good cooperation with partners. Insurance broker’s expertise can bring expectations of all parties together in an effective way.  Insurers are increasingly selective but good risks find takers. High focus on loss prevention feeds the need for specialist surveyors with broad industry knowledge and experience.

Walter Dekkers, Managing Director and Marine Surveyor of Van Ameyde Marine was telling to us about role of P&I Surveyor. Surveyor needs to be ready for immediate attention and attendance, and to be equipped with the right experience, education, specialism, skills and network. Walter was also promoting good cooperation between the parties, it can assist with mutual problem solving and mitigation of loss. We saw also very interesting examples from the role of P&I Surveyor in actual cases.

Krogius staff member, Marine Surveyor Kaupo Püvi from Lars Krogius Baltic, presented to the audience his interesting experience being a Lloyd’s Agent and Marine Surveyor, ready to act 24/7 where needed. We will share an article separately in our news about the challenges in modern-day surveying.

We are very happy for this milestone of Helsinki Lloyd’s Agency appointment and great support of the Agency Department and Network. We want to thank all of you who attended our celebration and made our event really memorable. After marking this occasion, it is great pleasure to continue cooperation and day to day business with the focus on the future.    

Hanna Kivelä,

Managing Director

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