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Schutzverein Deutscher Rheder was founded on 27th June 1901 in Hamburg by German shipowners as a mutual insurance association.

Supporting members in disputes arising out of charterparties is the core activity of the Association as a F. D. & D. underwriter (Freight, Demurrage & Defence). In these and in similar cases the Association provides in accordance with its Statutes legal defence and covers court and arbitration as well as lawyers' fees.

Read more about what we do and the advantages of being a member in our flyer.



Here you will find our global network of agents and lawyers.

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Members have access to our circulars, clauses and other texts as well as to the ratings section.

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Premiums & Membership

The Association offers defence cover for premiums depending on the size of the vessel.

Information on how to apply for a membership can be found here.

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Deutscher Rheder V.a.G

You will find us in the Hafencity district of Hamburg, near Magellan-Terrassen and Sandtorhafen with its historical vessels.


Am Kaiserkai 6

20457 Hamburg


Phone: +49 (0)40 300 666-0

Fax: +49 (0)40 300 666-99