EMCO Serves a Dual Role
In addition to our international risk management, ship management and technical consultancy work, a significant part of EMCO’s business activities relate firstly, to providing support to its clients based in the Middle East, covering advice and assistance that they require worldwide. This includes assistance on a day-to-day basis, as well as covering specific issues and problems which arise in connection with their dealings globally. In doing so, EMCO’s clients benefit from the international expertise of our trained personnel gained from a multiplicity of jurisdictions and professions.
Secondly, EMCO’s concentration on Arab countries and the associated extensive in-house expertise it possesses in those countries has placed it in an enviable position to provide assistance to clients worldwide in connection with their dealings, claims and disputes in Arab countries. Such work is invariably undertaken on behalf of shipowners, shipmanagers, foreign lawyers, P&I Clubs, Hull & Machinery insurers, banks, charterers and traders alike.
In both instances, an essential function which EMCO undertakes, considered to be almost unique in the region, is in the coordination and monitoring of all aspects of casualty management, particularly in cases of collision, salvage and total losses, a function which has become extremely vital given the litigious and environmentally conscious surroundings we find ourselves in today.
Above all, our clients are able to rely on EMCO’s prompt reaction to a casualty 24/7, quickly establishing the right strategy including, but not limited to, the appointment of lawyers, adjusters, media response and appropriate experts as circumstances dictate and dependent upon the place of occurrence.