For the leading survey firm in the region that it is today, Henderson Marine Bangladesh Ltd had a modest start. Although Henderson Bangladesh officially was set up in 2009, in fact it is the continuation of Henderson International Group services in Bangladesh which commenced in 1998. More information on Henderson International Group can be found on the group’s website at www.hendersongroup.org
In 1998 Henderson International (BD) Ltd was set up by Capt Ahmed Ruhullah and late Mr William Henderson, the founder of the Henderson International Group. The company made an immediate impression in the marine sector and became the preferred survey and inspection firm in Bangladesh. In 2001 Capt Ruhullah moved temporarily to Australia to take up a teaching position with the Australian Maritime College in Tasmania. The company was left under the management of a local director entrusted in good faith to look after the company in Capt Ruhullah’s absence.
In 2008 Capt Ruhullah returned to Bangladesh and in 2009 decided to resign from the company after consultation with Mr William Henderson. Mr William Henderson also resigned from the company subsequently and asked that a new company be set up in the name of Henderson Marine Bangladesh Ltd to continue providing services to Henderson Group clients. These corporate decisions were prompted by management issues related to Henderson International (BD) Ltd and dubious ethical standard of the remaining director of that company who had refused to resign from the company.
Since 2010 Henderson Marine Bangladesh Ltd is representing the Henderson International Group as the Bangladesh based affiliated company, serving all existing and new clients with professionalism and integrity. In these three years the company has acted with professionalism and ethics in over 300 jobs assigned by P&I Clubs, H&M underwriters, cargo underwriters, shipowners, charterers, average agents, claim settlement agents from across the globe.
The renegade company named Henderson International (BD) Ltd remains a company in the margin, operating under unclear legal and operational frameworks. That company is no way connected with the Henderson International Group. A legal notice to this affect can be provided on request.
In 2011 Henderson Bangladesh set up a representative office in Yangon that became operational in 2012 as sanctions on Myanmar were lifted by various governments. In 2012 Henderson Bangladesh’s Myanmar office became the average agent of CESAM and VHT, thus offering its expertise to underwriters in an emerging market where skills are yet to be developed.
Henderson Bangladesh is a proactive ethical company run by professionals with vast local and international experience. Our teams of high quality mariners, engineers and claim experts in each location offer the best resource for our clients in our area. Henderson Bangladesh today covers Bangladesh through its offices in Chittagong, Dhaka and Khulna. In addition, since 2012 Henderson Bangladesh has been maintaining a representative office in Yangon, thus bringing high quality survey and inspection services in Myanmar for local and international clients.
An expanding list of satisfied clients, including IG P&I Clubs, Fixed Premium P&I underwriters, H&M underwriters, cargo insurers and others in the marine sector, reflects our ability to take up challenging survey, inspection and investigation projects in this challenging environment. Henderson Bangladesh is known for its ability to respond to instructions at a short notice and attend jobs for survey or investigation, whether in port, anchorage or in any inland location. We are also known for our ethical standards, professional integrity and high quality of our advice and reports.
The willingness of our clients to come back to us whenever a service is needed in Bangladesh or Myanmar stands as testimony to our commitment to high standard professionalism in our work and superior outputs. We have a very long list of satisfied clients. Henderson Bangladesh remains the only commercial survey firm in Bangladesh and Myanmar operating in the marine and industrial sector which has international affiliation and credentials.
Our ability to employ the best technical, legal and commercial resources to address the service requirement of our clients, be that loss prevention survey or advice, risk assessment in relation to a vessel, shipyard, port or logistics infrastructure or their operations, or management or negotiation of claims arising from a marine loss, and our track record in providing good, professional and effective advice to allow well informed decision making by our clients, makes us the preferred contractor for all survey and consultancy work in hull and cargo and claim related projects.
Our pool of high quality and experienced master mariner and engineer surveyors, cargo surveyors and claim professionals, with vast experience in international work, gives us a competitive edge over our competitors. Our head office in Dubai maintains an effective quality system to ensure that Henderson Group companies remain leaders in their respective markets. The emphasis is on continuous training of work force to ensure that surveyors and inspectors and up to date with the latest and emerging developments in technology, regulations and business processes affecting the industries we serve, and a transparent, professional and cost effective service.
HENDERSON INTERNATIONAL GROUP
HENDERSON INTERNATIONAL GROUP is a world leader in the provision of Survey, Marine Consultancy, Engineering Design, Yacht Design and Engineering, and Business Consultancy to the offshore and shipping industry. Operations started in 1985 in Dubai and now extends to provide worldwide operations. The GROUP maintains its position at the forefront of the Survey, Marine Consultancy, Yachts, Engineering Design, Naval Architecture and Business Consultancy fields for Vessels, Offshore industries and our many Marine and Business Clients.
The GROUP operates through a network of over 25 operating units, with over 80 staff in twelve countries. Each unit can call on the resources of the GROUP to immediately respond to any of its Clients' specific needs.
HENDERSON INTERNATIONAL L.L.C. is the UAE based centre of operations for the Group and is backed by the technical and financial resources necessary to develop and apply new technologies as they come onto the Market.
HENDERSON INTERNATIONAL is committed, with its skilled and dedicated workforce, to providing Clients with high quality services and will continue to provide and further improve on these high standards. HENDERSON INTERNATIONAL is committed to training its staff to ensure the continued development of competent personnel to meet the challenges of the changing marine scenario for high quality services.