Bert Smets


bert smets

Manager / Senior Surveyor since 1998

Claim handler since 2000

Former Lay Judge to the Commercial Court of Antwerp

Languages

Dutch, English, French

 

Education

  • Graduate in Automotive Technology / Mechanics
  • Course Transport & Insurance Law ABAM/BVT certificate (2003 + 2010)

Skills

  • Liability claims in Marine & Industry
  • Professional liability of carriers, forwarders, stevedores
  • CMR liability
  • CIM and Convention of Warschau
  • Cargo claims, with extensive knowledge of
    • temperature controlled products
    • machinery
    • automotive
    • contamination and pollution
  • Lashing and securing of cargo (Heavy Lifts)
  • Prevention in Logistic Processes
  • Warehouse and terminal inspections
  • Load, lashing, securing and discharging of project cargoes
  • Pre-shipment surveys + vessel load and discharge supervisions
  • Claim settlement in cargo & liability claims
  • Third party recoveries