We are a marine consultancy firm offering both in depth technical expertise and claims handling services.
We act as marine consultants, P&I correspondents and insurance average agents. Our clients are the International Marine Insurance Markets, P&I clubs, white list ship registries and other shipping commercial interests.
Established in Greece in 1979, today we have 11 offices throughout the Mediterranean and Black Sea and are the biggest network in the region. We have a real on-the ground understanding of our region and we marry this with international thinking, offering an approach that is unique within the industry.
With a balanced portfolio of Marine, P&I and Yacht work, each of our offices houses surveyors and claims handlers under one roof. We are equally equipped to deal with the intricate technical details of our consultancy cases and to see the bigger commercial picture in our role as correspondents.
We believe that the depth and diversity of our expertise, our geographical spread, our solution driven mindset together with our inherently strong sense of service have placed us in the leading position we are in today.
1979 – The beginning
George Kalimbassieris sets Kalimbassieris Maritime as an independent technical consultancy providing independent surveying for Scandinavian market. A year later, the company becomes average agents for SCUA
1990 – A family business
Christina Kalimbassieris joins the company wishing to extend the offering.
1992 – Romania
The first overseas office is opened at the busy Constanza port, also being the first foreign investment to serve the P&I/H&M needs. In 1993, the Constanza office received the first formal appointment as a P&I correspondent. On the H&M side, became exclusive surveyors for the Salvage Association
1996 – Bulgaria
Opened an office in Varna in 1996 followed by Bourgas in late 1997. Between 1998 and 1999, was honoured to receive the support and listing by most IG P&I clubs for the country.
1999 – Growth & endorsement at home
Moved head office to our new home on Akti Miaouli, and in 2000 became listed as correspondents in Greece by Gard and North of England.
2003 – True to our roots
Became key average agents for the NHC covering extended area in the Adriatic, all East Med and Black Seas, and continued H&M offerings to all H&M clients in the Scandinavian, London, French and Japanese markets.
2008 – Turkey
Opened a new office in Istanbul to serve the increasing H&M work in the Tuzla ship repair area, and shortly after increased the P&I offering as well as added 2 regional offices in Izmir (2010) and Iskenderun (2015).
2013 – Yachts
Streamlined yacht surveys offering and pioneered the first ever Yacht Familiarization Course in Greece.
2016 – 24/7 and around the globe
Set up Troubleshooting Traveling Team (TTT) offering clients assistance on complex cases around the globe.
2017 – Egypt & Cyprus
Having attended casualties and numerous vetting inspections in Egypt for nearly 20 years, opened two local offices in Alexandria and Damietta to enable further servicing of clients’ needs. Also established a small office in Limassol extending our East Med coverage.
2019 – Celebration & Reflection
Celebrated 40 years since foundation, 65 team members, and a leading position as trusted marine consultant in the East Med and Black Seas. Embarked on improved systems journey.
2021 – Back home
Added Thessaloniki to the network’s offices to serve the increasing need in the area and looked at expanding the East Med/Black Seas area of service for H&M clients into Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Ukraine, Malta and Croatia with the goal of overcoming travel challenges by utilizing internet capabilities and local resources.