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About us

Who
we are

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About us

Who
we are

We co-operate with all marine insurance companies in the world, mostly on direct basis. In this manner, we perceive the way underwriters think, understand their philosophy and establish closer business relationships.

We are proud to be working with all marine insurance companies worldwide. Our criteria of choice are dependent not only on international agencies’ acceptable ratings, but also on our experience and knowledge of the market and its people.

All transactions are carried out in absolute transparency and in strict compliance with the highest standards of practice. National is fully audited by internationally accepted professional auditors. We are fully registered and regulated by the Greek Monitoring and Regulatory Authority (the Bank of Greece), as well as other EU regulatory authorities.

Mission &
Values

Compliance with all local and international requirements through absolute transparency.

Always striving to be of added value to our clients and following encouragement by the underwriters and the P&I Clubs, we have since the mid 90’s adopted a “direct” approach with most of the insurance markets and all P&I Clubs to provide quick, transparent and cost efficient service. Our choice of placing co-brokers is driven by strong relationships with companies which share our philosophy, principles and ethics.

Aims &
Objectives

The limited local marine underwriting capacity leads us to be impartial in our choice of underwriters that constitute a marine insurance contract. Irrespective of the nationality of the participating underwriters our focus is not only on price but also on quality.

Our team has an aggregate experience exceeding 150 years. We are proud to say that our service ranks amongst the best in our industry operating under totally transparent criteria.

Why Choose Us

We believe in building long-term relationships and have become trusted partners with our clients, creating bespoke solutions to suit their specific needs/requirements. Many of our relationships we have worked with are since our company’s foundation in 1963 – 60 years ago.

Our approach is first and foremost to listen and understand the specific challenges our clients encounter with the outmost integrity. This enables us in facilitating them to take informed/justified decisions when managing their risks.

Throughout the years of our company’s existence, we have managed to create long-standing relationships with major international insurance carriers. This means that we are well positioned when it comes to delivering tailored solutions that benefit our clients and assist their success.

When you deal with an individual person you deal with our entire team. Our client-centric philosophy means we bring together all of our colleagues combined experience to deliver to our clients the most desirable outcome.

From the smallest pleasure craft to the largest enterprise, our motto is to provide the most efficient service available.

Our History

1963
Original company was founded by Panos Caramanos, an insurance veteran coming from Egypt, trading under the name P.P. Caramanos Co. Ltd. Brokerage activities initially focused on the non-marine sector but very quickly expanded into the fast growing shipping market.
1993
Hogg Insurance Brokers acquire a 30% share in our company, as silent partners.
2001
The company was acquired by Alpha Bank and merged with Alpha Insurance Company.
2005
The company was acquired by the country’s largest insurer, the Ethniki Insurance Company, a subsidiary of the National Bank of Greece, Greece’s oldest and largest banking group.
2017
The entire share capital of NIB was acquired by its management personnel together with Altius Insurance Company of Cyprus. Fortius Risk Solutions was created.
2023
The company celebrates its 60th anniversary amongst friends, colleagues and partners.

65, Akti Miaouli,

185 36 Piraeus, Greece

T.+30 210 42 93 900

E. info@nationalib.gr