Marine Reporting International

UK based Marine Surveyors with an International Network

Standard Conditions of Business
Privacy Statement

MRI is staffed by experienced surveyors and adjusters providing skilled, efficient and effective services. In addition, we have a worldwide presence via our network of consultant surveyors. We make full use of our experience and expertise for the benefit of our clients, with instructions from the Lloyd’s and company markets as well as the international insurance community, carriers and logistics providers.

We are committed to delivering solutions to meet our client's needs in a cost effective manner.


A brief summary of some of the services we offer is shown below:-

Pre-Risk / Pre-Loss

  • Pre-inception or pre-renewal Risk Surveys
  • Loading / Discharge surveys including heavy lift
  • Supply chain logistics and security reviews
  • Warehouse location reviews
  • Site Inspections
  • Operational reviews

Project Cargo Management Worldwide

  • Review of method statements and sea fastening plans
  • Liaison with the project managers
  • Co-ordinate loss control surveys on critical and sensitive items
  • Attendance throughout the entire transport chain to ensure correct packing, loading/discharge and securing

Post Loss

  • Marine Surveys & Investigations
  • Specialist Investigation into large market losses including fraud on a worldwide basis
  • P&I Surveys
  • Freight Liability Surveys
  • Cargo Surveys
  • Fire Investigations (in conjunction with Forensic Fire Experts)
  • Specie, including cash in transit
  • Forensic Accounting

Claims Handling Services


  • Claims handling from initial notification through to claims settlement
  • Claims handling support for in-house claims handling teams
  • Negotiations with third parties
  • Performance Audits
  • Training and Support Services

Recovery Services

  • Dealing with recoveries against third parties

Our Team


Managing Director
Solicitor, LLB (Hons), ACII, ABACS, Dip CILA

Paula has worked for cargo and freight liability insurers dealing with claims across a variety of international accounts. She worked in London as a Solicitor with a leading law firm dealing with cargo and freight liability claims. Paula also has experience of providing Third Party Administration Claims Handling Services and recovery services. She is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute and has 25 years’ experience in the above sectors.


Recoveries Director

Phil enjoyed 7 years in the Lloyds and Company Market as a Placing Broker for an international broker house. In addition to pursuing recoveries, Phil spent some time as a surveyor investigating all aspects of goods in transit related claims.

For 20 years since then he has been successfully negotiating claims and recoveries involving the Carriage of Goods by Sea, Air and Road, Warehouse Operators, Ports and Terminals and all types of Logistics operations.

Phil has travelled extensively allowing him to meet with clients and opponents alike, which has provided him with a firm understanding of the expectations for various Markets around the world.


Senior Surveyor
BA (Hons), ABACS

Harry is an Associate Member of the British Association of Cargo Surveyors and has a degree in Accountancy. He began surveying in 2011 and is experienced in a range of surveys, including cargo and freight liability, perishable commodities, in particular refrigerated cargo, as well as theft investigations.

Harry has handled claims with delegated authority for a major insurer and joined MRI in 2017 as the surveyor covering the North, Midlands and West of the UK.


Senior Surveyor
BEng (Hons), ABACS, MIET

David is an Associate Member of the British Association of Cargo Surveyors and has a degree in Integrated Engineering. David Joined MRI in September 2019 from a well established marine surveying company and is experienced in claims concerning steel, heavy machinery, refrigerated cargoes, perishable goods, timber, theft investigation, migrant contamination, household goods as well as heavy lift and loading and discharge supervision.


Claims Handler

Helen has worked in the marine claims industry for over 30 years. She started her career with a leading insurance company handling Cargo, Freight Movers Liability, General Average and LOF Salvage claims. She continued her career at an international Claims Handling Agency, initially involved in recovery claims against air and sea carriers before moving to Claims Settling to manage the Third Party Administration Claims Handling Services for a major worldwide client. Her TPA role also included extensive travel and presenting at seminars. Helenís role at MRI includes desktop reporting on a wide variety of claims.


Consultant – Loss Adjuster

John is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters with over 35 years’ experience in the loss adjusting and surveying sector. John specialises in all aspects of freight liability, cargo surveying and investigation, risk management assessments and also handles recoveries.

Contact Us
T: +44 (0)1277 390 000

Marine Reporting (International) Ltd
The Granary, Great Sir Hughes Lane, Great Baddow, Chelmsford, Essex CM2 7SZ