Marine and engineering consultancy LOC Group and marine survey experts Studio Navale Canepa (SNC) have entered a collaboration agreement whereby the two organizations will combine expertise and global networks to offer casualty services to the Italian market.
SNC specializes in providing hull and machinery related casualty surveying services to the Italian insurance and shipping sectors through its in-house team, supported by a network of trusted associates. Joining forces with the LOC world-wide network extends SNC’s reach allowing it to deliver more cost-effective, global services to the Italian community.
Meanwhile, LOC will benefit from working alongside a company that is established in the Italian shipping and insurance markets. The new partnership will allow LOC to build its market presence in Italy, delivering specialist services to its growing customer base across the region.
Andrew Squire, LOC Group Chief Executive said, “This new relationship is uniquely beneficial relationship for all parties involved. SNC benefits from being part of our global network, LOC gains an important foothold in the Italian markets and – more importantly – our combined clients benefit from a greatly enhanced service delivered much more cost effectively.”
He continued, “We have known SNC for some years and I am delighted that we have now been able to formalize our relationship with them. Our focus will be on Hull & Machinery casualty work but, in time, there is the possibility of expanding our offer to the Italian market, perhaps with marine warranty surveys, offshore or energy services.”
Massimo Canepa, SNC President said, “This collaboration with LOC is the ideal development that allows us to continue providing the Italian shipping and marine insurance community with high quality and effective support, particularly in times of expanding globalization. I look forward to working with them.”