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Rennie Murray & Co. (Pty) Ltd


Marine Surveyor

Rennie Murray & Co. (Pty) Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Bidvest Group Limited.

The company provides marine and cargo surveying and related services to the local and international marine insurance markets, shipping lines and agents, freight forwarders, motor manufacturers and maritime attorneys.

Rennie Murray holds the appointment as Lloyd's Agent at Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town. The Lloyd's Agency appointments in South Africa have been held for over a century.

Rennie Murray is also the appointed South African survey agent of WKWebster and Cesam as well as South African correspondents for the Verein Hanseatischer Transportversicherer e.V. and the American Institute of Marine Underwriters. In addition we are the appointed correspondents for the majority of reputable overseas Hull & machinery Underwriters including Gard, The Swedish Club, HDI Gerling, Norwegian Hull Club, Codan and SCUA (Scandinavian Underwriting Agency).

Rennie Murray remains the only company of its type with its own offices at all the major ports in South Africa including the inland port of Johannesburg. We have correspondents at East London and are able to service Richards Bay and Walvis Bay (Namibia) upon request.

 

Rennie Murray & Co. (Pty) Ltd

Surveying and Investigation


Staff at the Company's four offices in Durban, Johannesburg, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth undertake surveying services.

We attend to claims involving the majority of marine cargoes, including bagged agricultural products, steel, perishable products, electronic equipment, textiles and household & personal effects.

We attend to survey assignments involving major marine casualties, general cargo, goods in transit (hijacking and accidents), container theft and fraud.

Apart from the reactive service which we provide when a potential claim has already arisen, we have also developed a proactive service in the form of preshipment inspections, risk assessments and discharge/loading surveys.

Our service covers cargo carried by sea, road and air.

Durban


The Durban office is involved in all aspects of our work, from cargo inspections and surveys on sea, road, rail and air shipments to major marine casualties. The office is also available for risk analysis and control measures such as discharge and loading surveys and warehouse inspections.

Johannesburg


The Johannesburg office specialises in cargo claims on air and sea freight as well as goods in transit. This office is also involved in investigating non-marine claims such as burglary and flood damage. Pre-shipment surveys of cargoes, as well as warehouse inspections, are also conducted.

Cape Town


Our Cape Town office also becomes involved in the full spectrum of surveys. Investigations of major marine casualties are conducted by qualified Mariners.

Port Elizabeth


The Port Elizabeth office provides surveying and investigative services involving general / containerised cargo and goods in transit. Other services include preshipment inspections, risk assessments and discharge / loading surveys.

Survey services are provided at market related rates, based on time accounted for and expenses.

 

Rennie Murray & Co. (Pty) Ltd

Vehicle Inspections


A Motor Vehicle Inspection Unit (MVIU) was established in Durban in 1996 to meet the growing needs of major motor vehicle importers and exporters, as well as carriers.

The MVIU operates in Durban, Port Elizabeth and East London, and is available on a 24-hour basis. MVIU team members undergo continuous training at clients' premises with the clients' own quality personnel in order to maintain the highest inspection standards as well as to keep closely abreast of model changes.

Our client list includes BMW, K-Line, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Ocean, MOL and NYK.

Inspections are carried out using handheld data capture units. Data from the handheld is uploaded to the database system in the office and the reports generated in Word or Excel format. Reports may be forwarded to clients by e-mail.

Inspection rates are negotiable, and we allow generous volume-related and exclusive support discounts.

 

Rennie Murray & Co. (Pty) Ltd

Recoveries


Marine recovery claims are handled by an appropriately qualified consultant at our Durban office. We act as Recovery Agents for most of the international marine insurance companies and institutes.

We aim to achieve satisfactory settlements, quickly and cost effectively, in as short a time as practicable without having to resort to lengthy and expensive litigation.

The Company's membership of the Maritime Law Association ensures that close relationships are maintained with Southern Africa's leading maritime lawyers and members of local claim/risk departments of the various carriers.

Regular interaction and attendance at seminars locally and overseas keeps us abreast with current developments in the marine market, which may impact on the recovery prospects of a claim.

We enjoy a good working relationship with the staff of the local correspondents for the International Group of P & I Clubs. Regular meetings are held between our offices to facilitate speedy resolution of claims.

Our fees for effecting a successful recovery are calculated on a "no cure - no pay" basis in terms of the current Lloyd's Scale.

 

Rennie Murray & Co. (Pty) Ltd

Key Personnel


Shane

Pillay

Managing Executive - Durban

Shane joined Rennie Murray in December 2003 as a trainee surveyor at the Durban office. Shane has worked his way through the ranks to head up the survey department in Durban while also overseeing surveys that take place in the East London and Port Elizabeth offices. Experienced in a huge variety of cargoes Shane has seen all types of claims. He is vastly experienced and respected for his insurance knowledge in the local market and with our overseas clients. Shane has travelled on survey assignments throughout South Africa, into various of our neighboring countries and into central Africa. Shane was appointed Managing Executive in 2022.

Mobile Number:

+27 (0) 83 468 1296

E-Mail:

shanep@renniemurray.co.za

Adam

Baker

Branch Manager - Johannesburg

Adam joined Rennie Murray in 2001 and has 10 years of general cargo surveying experience. He has extensive experience of both major claims arising out of theft and damage, as well as Goods in Transit claims and stock throughput claims. P&I surveys are also conducted for various P&I Clubs at the inland port of Johannesburg at the request of the local P&I correspondent. Adam was appointed Branch Manager of the Johannesburg office in 2011.

Mobile Number:

+27 (0) 83 250 3393

E-Mail:

adamb@renniemurray.co.za

Greg

Evans

Branch Manager - Cape Town

Greg joined Rennie Murray in April 2011 where he cut his teeth in the in our motor vehicle inspection business. Greg progressed rapidly through the ranks to take charge of that business at Port Elizabeth while also providing support at East London. Showing an appetite for expanding his skills Greg began learning the ropes in the survey department, taking on increasingly complex claims in Port Elizabeth and surrounding areas. While still attending to our motor vehicle business and managing the function of our Port Elizabeth office Greg gained a great deal of experience in surveys involving a broad range of commodities. As of January 2022 Greg relocated to our Cape Town office where he has been appointed Branch Manager.

Mobile Number:

+27 (0) 83 390 4701

E-Mail:

grege@renniemurray.co.za

 

Rennie Murray & Co. (Pty) Ltd

Contact Us


Email Contact: Managing Executive

Durban

Physical Address

1st Floor
Bond Square

12 Browns Road Point
Durban 4001

Postal Address

P.O. Box 2475, Durban 4000

Telephone

International +27 31 328-0700
South Africa (031)328-0700

After Hours

+27 (0) 83 468-1296
(shanep@renniemurray.co.za)

Cape Town

Physical Address

Ground Floor, Unit 28
Foregate Square,
FW De Klerk Boulevard
Cape Town 8001

Postal Address

P.O. Box 2415, Cape Town 8000

Telephone

International +27 21 421-4150
South Africa (021) 421-4150

After Hours

International +27 21 855-4111
South Africa (021) 855-4111
Cell +27 (0) 83 390-4701
(grege@renniemurray.co.za)

Johannesburg

Physical Address

3rd Floor East
Petrob House,
343 Surrey Avenue, Ferndale
Randburg 2194

Postal Address

P.O. Box 13, Randburg 2125

Telephone

International +27 11 781-7292
South Africa (011) 781-7292

After Hours

International +27 (0) 83 250-3393 / +27 (0) 83 255-3590
South Africa (011) 462-2040
(adamb@renniemurray.co.za)

 

Port Elizabeth

Postal Address

P.O. Box 13895, Humewood 6013

After Hours

International +27 83 795-9460
South Africa 083 795-9460
(xolanig@renniemurray.co.za)

East London

Physical Address

Unit 3
2 Kew Road
Vincent
East London, 5247

Postal Address

Unit 3, 2 Kew Road, Vincent, East London, 5247

Telephone

International +27 83 795-9431
South Africa 083 795-9431

After Hours

International +27 83 795-9431
South Africa 083 795-9431
(jacquesm@renniemurray.co.za)

Rennie Murray & Co. (Pty) Ltd

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