HDG has a dedicated team of NIVRE experts with over 40 years of experience of surveying fresh fruits and vegetables. If you are confronted with damaged cargo, you need the most reliable partner to fully protect your interests.

The best service

  • Joint survey organized within 12 hours after receiving the notification of claim
  • Relevant information delivered within 48 hours 
  • Four eyes principle on every research report
  • Continuous investment in knowledge and technology 
  • Research partner of Wageningen University & Research
HDG, the most trusted name to handle any fruit claim

We understand complexity

Fruit is known to be the most complex export product. Every variety has its own storage specifications and transport compliance regulations. In our reports we evaluate not only the nature of the damage, but also the extent, the possible cause and the consequences. All reports are double checked. This helps to avoid errors and to keep us alert – every day, every survey.

Be prepared, ask for a NIVRE Expert

With the number of claims on the rise, insurance companies are increasingly asking for a NIVRE Expert. The Dutch Institute Registry of Experts -NIVRE- manages the Registers of Damage Experts, Risk Experts and Coordinators of Fraud Management. The reports of NIVRE Experts meet the highest European and international standards and are considered to be the strongest evidence in expert reports. 

Any time, any place

We understand that time is on of the most important goods. Our survey experts are fully focused on cargo surveys and therefore are always available to survey your cargo within a few hours.

Arjan Voogt

senior surveyor 

"I have more than 25 years of experience as a fruit surveyor. I am a registered NIVRE Expert and I follow all literature updates about fruit diseases and new researches on decays closely. Still, my reports are always checked by another surveyor at HDG. 

It doesn’t make me feel mistrusted. The contrary, it gives me confidence, makes my reports more credible and keeps me alert on any deviations in the parameters. This way we keep track of the developments in the industry."