W K Webster Group

About Us

For 160 years W K Webster has been at the forefront of the marine & transit claims industry. We recognise and respond to our clients’ ever changing needs and today we offer claims management solutions underpinned with industry leading technology to ensure our clients experience the very best in class claims service.

W K Webster maintains expertise in all areas of marine and transit claims, protecting the interests of cargo owners and insurers in managing their cargo losses and maximising subrogated recoveries. The wider W K Webster Group also includes companies that specialise in transit liability and worldwide survey operations.

Innovation is at the heart of W K Webster and the Group is proud of its latest products for eSurvey and eCI (Casualty Investigation).

W K Webster & Co Ltd

The unrivalled claims specialist in the transportation industry and undoubtedly the world’s number one pure marine & transit claims specialist.


The company is owned entirely by its shareholding directors with no external ownership. This means we are 100% independent.


Focused on and dedicated to marine and transportation, we do not handle other types of insurance claims.

Data & IT Centric

Innovative in-house designed IT solutions and transparent data analytics providing cutting-edge systems for our clients.

Global Footprint

Worldwide reach with three hub offices and over 230 colleagues across three continents supported by 225 networked agents.


We provide recommendations in order to tackle issues commercially, quickly and cost-effectively.


We are 100% compliant with all data protection, ISO 27001 and global financial sanctions.


We provide tailored services and systems to meet the individual needs of each client.

Forward Thinking

We are actively looking at ways to increase the productivity of claims management within the marine and transit sector.

Company Staff 1903

Company Staff 1903


The firm of W K Webster & Co took its current name in 1915, after its erstwhile Partner William King Webster. The firm's origins, however, trace back to pre-1861 when Dr. E. Wendt operated as an Average Agent for German, Belgian and Dutch Marine Underwriters. Dr. Wendt was a well-known figure in international marine insurance circles. He was the author of a textbook on Maritime Law and a leading figure in the introduction of the International Rules governing General Average, established in 1890 as the York Antwerp Rules.

Please learn more about our history here.