Verein Hanseatischer Transportversicherer e.V.

The Verein Hanseatischer Transportversicherer e.V. (Association of Hanseatic Marine Underwriters) emerged in 2000 from the former Verein Hamburger Assecuradeure e.V. (founded in 1797) and the Verein Bremer Seeversicherer e.V. (founded in 1818). Only hull underwriters are members of the Association, which maintains two branches – one in Bremen and one in Hamburg. Presently, 7 staff surveyors – in their capacity as technical and nautical experts – deal with hull and machinery claims on behalf of VHT members. Claims handling services requested by non-members are rendered by the VHT Service GmbH.  
 
VHT is represented in Malta by The Mercantile Shipping and Coaling Co. Bianchi and Co. (1916) Ltd. 
 
For further information see www.vht-online.de.