Swiss Re Corporate Solutions expands its marine business by opening a North America marine office. Starting 1 October 2015, the New York-based team will provide ocean cargo insurance, with additional products to follow.

Robert Solitro, Head Special Lines North America, says: "Our new team enhances our offering to North American clients by providing primary, following and excess ocean cargo – transit, stock throughput, and project cargo. Regional clients can access our world-class underwriting talent locally and still benefit from Swiss Re Group’s strong financial ratings."

Graeme Schultz, who has over 18 years of industry experience, has been appointed Head Marine North America. The new marine team will support regional North American clients and enable Swiss Re Corporate Solutions to better serve midsized-to-large manufacturers, importers, exporters, and logistics providers, among others.

Bob Petrilli, CEO North America Corporate Solutions, states: "We are excited to fill an important missing local product offering for our North American clients and brokers. The marine expansion into North America reflects our commitment to building broad product offerings on a local basis in the region."

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions has dedicated marine teams in Zurich, Genoa, London, Sao Paulo, Paris, Singapore, Mexico City and Shanghai. The London wholesale office continues to provide capacity for North American hull and cargo business.

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions offers innovative, high-quality insurance capacity to mid-sized and large multinational corporations across the globe.

Our offerings range from standard risk transfer covers and multi-line programmes, to highly customised solutions tailored to the needs of our clients. Swiss Re Corporate Solutions serves customers from over 50 offices worldwide and is backed by the financial strength of the Swiss Re Group.