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What we do.  Who we are. And how you can benefit from our expertise and services.


Customised. Reliable. Seaworthy.

Hanseatic Underwriters represents a co-insurance consortium of first-class, A-rated, long-established marine insurers offering fixed premium insurance coverage for Protection & Indemnity as well as for Freight, Demurrage & Defence.

Protection & Indemnity

Reliable cover for shipowners and charterers of seagoing vessels and inland craft.

Hanseatic P&I

Freight, Demurrage & Defence

Insurance coverage for legal services, loss prevention, claims assistance and cost containment in the area of shipping disputes for shipowners & charterers.

Hanseatic Defence


rated A+

million USD Limit

days at your service

correspondents worldwide

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Our Products

No matter if you look for rock-solid Protection & Indemnity or taylor-made Freight, Demurrage & Defence –

you always get our specialist underwriting for P&I and FD&D!

Core Features

For our customers’ satisfaction all our insurance products fullfill the hightest standards!

Fixed premium

We follow our proven philosophy and offer P&I and FD&D cover on a fixed-premium basis only.

Fully A+ rated

All insurers participating in our insurance products are fully A+ rated.


No supplementary calls

No need of “supplementary call” payments for claims of others, when a bad year is expected.

No additional calls

At the signing of the contract assureds know their final insurance costs.

Reliable acceptance

All aspects from “Arrest Guarantees” , “Bank Acceptance” or “Japan Admission” to “COFR” or “Blue Cards” are reliably covered by our services.


Rules & conditions

Clearly understandable insurance conditions according to international standards

Our Portfolio

The successful concept of focussing on small and medium-sized vessels led to an actual portfolio of more than 1,900 vessels covered by Hanseatic P&I.

Active vessels

  • Tanker 1%
  • Bulker 12%
  • Container 24%
  • General Cargo 42%
  • Special Craft 10%
  • Others 11%