Vanbreda Marine: strengthening and expanding marine activities

Vanbreda Risk & Benefits and Proteus Risk Solutions are pleased to inform you about a major new step in the expansion of their marine activities.

Marine insurance has been a core business of Vanbreda Risk & Benefits for decades. To broaden this expertise and strengthen its service capacity, Vanbreda took a stake in the niche broker Proteus in 2018 and Dirk Olyslager, CEO of Proteus, was appointed Chief Marine Officer of the Vanbreda marine division. For Proteus, the collaboration with Vanbreda was an opportunity to focus even more on its clients, and continue its growth of the past ten years uninterrupted.

Just before the outbreak of the corona crisis, Vanbreda Risk & Benefits decided to take full control over Proteus. It was also decided to merge the Vanbreda and Proteus marine teams in order to optimise the efficiency of the services provided to customers of Vanbreda and Proteus.

As of today, both teams will jointly operate from the Vanbreda Building under the brand name Vanbreda Marine. This department will be steered by a management team led by Dirk Olyslager and supported by Wim Lanclus and Yvan Moerenhout, both of whom have broad international market knowledge and many years of risk management experience.

Vanbreda Marine performs with a team of 33 specialists including ten brokers and more than twenty claims handlers and service providers. Our staff remains continuously available on their current telephone numbers and e-mail address. Henceforth they will also communicate through a new address as per following format: firstname.surname@vanbreda-marine.com.

Proteus Risk Solutions N.V. changes its name to Vanbreda Marine N.V., with registered office at Plantin en Moretuslei 297, 2140 Antwerp.

Leading player in Northwest Europe

With the size of this team, we offer our clients a significant increase in capacity for policy management and tailored risk management advice. We guarantee in-depth knowledge for every maritime sub-activity, and we can rely on an extensive international network of insurance providers. We have a 24/7 stand-by and experienced crisis team.

Furthermore in addition to specific marine solutions, Vanbreda Risk & Benefits offers a range of non-marine insurance products with a staff exceeding 600 employees. Our marine brokers can put you in touch with specialists in every field.

Vanbreda Marine has the strongest marine team in Belgium and has the potential to expand into a leading player in Northwest Europe.

Should you have further questions or require any explanations, please get in touch with the management team and all of our staff.