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Within the four key industry sectors of Oil, Gas & Chemicals, Food & Agricultural Commodities, Metals & Minerals, and Marine & Ports, we have a proven track record of identifying the causes of incidents both onboard ships and on shore. In addition we offer fire investigation expertise.

Our reports are frequently prepared for litigation and arbitrations. Most of our senior consultants have given expert witness evidence in the High Court and at arbitration worldwide. We also assist in mediations. Our work in this area is supported by extensive in-house resources, including a database of thousands of case studies.

Track Record

Since 1978 CWA has investigated over 7,000 incidents with claims ranging in value up to $14 billion. We have also prepared expert witness work for several hundred cases.

Experts & Consultants

When the precise nature of a problem is assessed, CWA assigns a qualified experienced expert. Our experts include chemical and mining engineers, petroleum chemists, food scientists, risk analysts, master mariners and cargo surveyors. Most of our senior consultants are experienced expert witnesses.

The members of our team have extensive knowledge, technical skills and expertise across their respective subject areas and bring to bear their experience of a broad range of geographic locations and diverse cultures.

If appropriate the expert work can be undertaken by a small, integrated multi-disciplinary team drawn from across our departments.

CWA Experts & Consultants

CWA Departments

CWA is unique in the depth of expertise we offer and which covers a wide range of commodities and industries including food and agriculture, metals and minerals, oils, gases and chemicals. In addition we advise on casualties, including fires.

Our experts possess detailed knowledge of all aspects of their respective industries including technical, scientific, logistical, commercial and market factors to advise on causation, quantum, mitigation, and environmental impact.

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