Mackinnons has held the appointment as Lloyd’s Agent, Karachi since 1866, being one of the oldest Lloyd’s Agents in the world. Mackinnon’s expertise covers consulting engineers, engaged in Hull Machinery and Cargo surveys of all types in the marine, off-shore and related industries. Mackinnons conducts pre-entry condition surveys, damage surveys, quality and quantity surveys, survey of crude oil and other petroleum products, claim settlements, dividing and agreeing accounts and also acts for a large number of overseas Underwriters and Insurance Companies.
Valuations and general condition Surveys form an extensive part of the work undertaken for major banks and financial organizations covering buildings, machinery, assets etc. “On- hire” and “0ff-hire” surveys for Owners or Charterers are also conducted.
All types of cargo surveys are undertaken including General Average, draft surveys of bulk/solid cargoes, loading and discharging surveys of petro-chemical and other liquid cargoes, pre-loading and cleanliness surveys including loading surveys, superintending and pre-shipment inspection for quality, quantity and packing are also undertaken.
The work includes supervision of loading/discharge operations, weight ascertainment, tally, provisions of investigatory and study teams.
With the appointment as Lloyd’s Agents Karachi has followed representation by Mackinnon of many well known insurance companies throughout the world. In 1908 Mackinnon’s was appointed Agent of the BREAMAR incorporating. The Salvage Association and continues to hold the Agency.