Marine insurance provider Fidelis Group Holdings (FGH), through its subsidiary Continental Underwriters, has launched a new inland marine division.

Based at FGH’s New York office, the new division will be underwritten through the company’s existing relationship with Houston Casualty, a subsidiary of HCC Insurance Holdings.

The group will underwrite a broad-based inland marine portfolio on a national level.

FGH named Ed Helfers and Lisa Uzzo as managing directors for expanding its current inland marine portfolio by using its national platform.

Helfers said, "Being able to underwrite and oversee such an important part of the insurance industry utilizing the excellent security provided by Fidelis will allow us to maximize our extensive Inland Marine experience."

Fidelis Group Holdings provides primary and excess marine insurance for hull and maritime liability coverages (P&I) for vessel owners, ship builders, terminal operators, fleet operators, stevedores, cargo handlers, marine contractors and several other maritime insurance products.