Surveys & Claims handling

KVDS is an independent surveyor with experts in both marine and non-marine sectors.  Together with our international network we can offer surveys and cargo inspections.

We are acting as specialized consultants in activities related to logistics and transport and claims handling.

Marine insurance & Offshore

Based on knowledge and experience, a special maritime division has been developed.
A young but experienced team with proven skills and tracks during many years, under supervision of Cpt. Luc Métens, will guide your marine project.


Consulting & Risk Management

We are 24/7 available on +32 (0)3 294 01 35.

Surveys & Claims handling


Our team consists of dedicated and multi-disciplinary surveyors/experts in both marine and non-marine sectors.

Together with our international network, we can offer surveys throughout Europe.  Also with our licensed private detectives, we can offer fully legal investigations in all cases of fraud and theft.

Claims Handling

Our experienced people, supported by our state of the art IT platform, offers you a complete claims management service.

From the first notification of a claim (FNOC) to a final settlement agreement, including recoveries. We always strive for a settlement on the best terms possible within the shortest time period.


We are acting as specialized consultants in activities related to logistics and transport, such as cargo securing for road transport, supervision of temperature controlled (perishable) goods, warehouse inspections, etc.

Our aim is to assist you to reduce the risks and to work in a safer environment.

Cargo Inspections

With our multi-disciplinary team of surveyors and consultants, we can offer you added value cargo inspections:

  • Quality / Quantity surveys
  • Loading and Discharging surveys
  • Stowage, lashing and securing surveys

Marine & Offshore


  • Warranty surveys
  • P&I Entry surveys
  • Towing surveys
  • Taxation of vessels/barges/yachts
  • Hull & Machinery surveys

Offshore and Shipping Industry

  • Heavy lift projects: consultancy and surveys
  • Towing surveys
  • Taxation of vessels/barges/yachts
  • Cargo & Draft surveys
  • Cargo superintendent / Port captain

Ship Owners

  • Ship building/ ship reconversion
  • Implementation of QHSE system management
  • Assisting and consultancy in prevention
  • Damage surveys, claims handling and claims adjustments

Experienced surveyor in different branches.

Our activities are focused on technical surveys to the marine and non-marine industries, with a specialization for all liability related issues.

  • Confirmation of assignment within 24 h of appointment
  • Preliminary Reporting within 24 h after first survey
  • Multidisciplinary surveyors
  • Multilingual support
  • Available 24/7

In case you have particular questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. To learn more about our services, approach and values…you can find detailed information in the above menu.


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