Our staff can provide invaluable assistance in seeking recoveries from third parties.

Committed to maximising returns for clients in all manner of recovery and subrogation challenges and on a global basis.

This service is provided on a “no win, no fee” basis and a number of tailored products are available, including enhanced schemes where Pequod meet all associated legal and enforcement costs.

Recoveries are effected on all manner of cargo and stock throughput losses with key areas of expertise in recoveries on commodities, project cargo, reefer goods, oil and oil products.

Our team bring combined written and oral proficiency in French, Flemish, Russian, Spanish, Italian, Polish, Portuguese and Mandarin, enabling us to troubleshoot for clients on a global basis.

Oil and Gas

We have variously provided recovery expertise to global traders and oil majors on a range of claims, encompassing high levels of ROB (both liquid and non-liquid), contamination (whether cross or previous residue), excessive venting and all manner of losses in between.

Pequod Associates act for over 100 Insurers & Brokers on a global basis, with clients throughout Europe, the United States, Asia, Latin America and Africa.

Indeed, it is believed that uniquely in the recoveries field, Pequod can obtain detailed third party expert advice, in report form where necessary, to provide an initial overview on prospects, identify causation and so to provide full technical support throughout the recovery procedure. This service is provided at an enhanced contingency fee level and therefore no advanced or interim funds are required from the client, with payment only on results.

Reefer Goods

Whether shipping perishable goods in reefer containers, con-air boxes or break bulk on reefer vessels, clients who experience problems or losses turn to Pequod for recovery assistance.

Pequod understands the sensitive properties and susceptibility of damage to such goods, whether fruit, meat, flora, fish or specialist products in the pharmaceutical or other industries. Our experience extends to, among many aspects, mechanical breakdown, unexplained in transit temperature variations, exposure to external heat sources and losses arising from delay in delivery.

Pequod have regular dealings with all of the major international container carriers, including the owners, managers and P&I Insurers of specialist reefer vessels.

Goods in Transit & Airfrieght

This is an important element of the various recovery services offered by Pequod, both in terms of any through transport disputes, or as standalone cases.

Our team can assist clients faced with claims arising from both domestic or international carriage of goods, and under all manner of contracts. This encompasses international regimes such as CMR, the Warsaw Convention (and all its various protocols), CIM (COTIF) and domestic terms applying RHA, BIFA, UKWA, the Carmack Amendment, the French and German Commercial Codes, NSAB and numerous others.

Accordingly, Pequod is well placed to offer recoveries expertise to those clients experiencing loss, damage or theft, whether the goods are transported inter or intra State in Europe and the US, whether shipped by air or rail, or simply under warehouse conditions.


We can assist clients, whether as shipper, charterer or receiver, on every conceivable aspect of recovery work involving the movement of commodities.

Our experience encompasses all manner of foodstuffs, such as rice, soyabeans, wheat and sugar, edible oils and high density goods such as iron ore, DRI, and coal.

Our team has over 300 years of combined experience in both prosecuting and defending claims arising under this head.

Pequod can offer advice and recoveries expertise on all of the common bills of lading and charter parties utilised in commodity shipments, and whether the loss is attributable to handling, stowage, ventilation or non delivery, for several thousand or millions of dollars, we can help.