We take a flexible and problem-solving approach in underwriting:

  • Marine Hull
  • Cargo
  • Marine Liability

Marine Hull

We provide a comprehensive range of insurance solutions for hull business. This consists of ship-owners' insurances (hull & machinery, hull interests, loss of hire and special insurances relating to the ships) and war risks. The business is written as direct insurance, through intermediaries, or occasionally as facultative reinsurance.

We provide a vast range of Marine Hull insurance covers for mainly Blue Water ship-owners trading all over the world. Risk appetite and target business are Hull & Machinery with ancillary covers of mainly cargo vessels with IACS classification. Our strategy is not to be a claims lead market but support respectable market claims leaders with our capacity.

Cargo - Nordic market only

We provide cargo insurance for all types of goods in transit for global manufacturing companies or small and middle-sized enterprises. We provide tailor-made coverage for individual needs as well as a standard transport insurance cover.

We find risk selection most important and value a Risk Management philosophy and good knowledge of cargo loss prevention, quality in packing and means of transport.

We have a capacity of EUR 20m per conveyance or storage location. Our specialty in the field of commodities are Oil and Chemicals, Food and Beverage, Minerals and Steel Products and Machinery Goods.

We have built up a special knowledge of Project Cargo risks which has become one of our specialised products.


  • Marine Cargo Insurance; Catastrophe coverage to all-risk insurance programmes whether on a yearly basis or short time cover
  • Marine Liability; Coverage according to laws and conventions. Exceptions with tailor-made coverage with other limits to be agreed is also one of our specialties
  • ALOP/DSU coverage

Marine Liability - Nordic market only

We are provide marine liability insurance, primarily for charterers and freight forwarders mainly in the Nordic insurance market.



Germany Axel Ufermann
General Manager - Energy Upstream & Marine
Phone: +49 511 5604 1713
Email: Axel.Ufermann@hdi-specialty.com
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Sweden / Nordic market Niklas Bengtsson
General Manager - Marine
Phone: +46 7 0190 7515
Email: Niklas.Bengtsson@hdi-specialty.com
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Denmark Morten Jacobsen
Senior Underwriter - Marine Cargo
Phone: +45 28 10 33 83
Email: morten.g.jacobsen@hdi.global