Due to the transit function of The Netherlands, many damages are discovered during transshipment, before on-carriage to final destination. As a result, damages often have to be assessed in ports like Rotterdam, Amsterdam and Antwerp, for Dutch as well as for foreign principals. In this way Hamer & van Hussen was able to gain substantial experience during the last 45 years on all varieties of goods, from grains and oilseeds to bagged commodities, chemicals, steel, edible- and mineral oils, until perishables and consumer goods.
If the cargo owner cannot recondition, repair or use the cargo in any other way, we will investigate the possibility of a salvage sale. This is another important tool to assess a cargo damage. We can search for possibly interested salvage buyers and organise and issue salvage tenders. In each of the particular salvage markets we know and are aware of the major players.