Did you know that APRIL Canada has a commercial marine offering for brokers in answer to the expertise gap emerging within the market?
Since August 2015, Claude Deslage has been heading up the new unit as the National Director of Commercial Marine. “We felt it was a good time for someone to come in and take a fresh approach – to simplify the lives of brokers with commercial marine clients,” he says.
The Company uses synergies with its already strong commercial property, liability and transportation insurance business and to use its expertise within these segments to develop competitive marine products.
The decision to expand into the commercial marine arena was easy according to Nick Kidd, CEO APRIL Canada. “For us it was simply about creating synergies to bring additional value to our brokers,” he says. “We have a strong proposition in the personal marine area, are strong in property and casualty and have great offers in transport and logistics. Completing our offering in the commercial marine space was a natural place to go”.
The Commercial Marine offering is available to all brokers in Canada.
Claude joined APRIL Canada in 2015 to create the Commercial Marine line.
He brings with him 25 years of experience in the commercial insurance industry, allowing APRIL to develop competitive products and to create synergies with its existing commercial lines.