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Be the best option in the transport and insurance areas, helping our clients to meet their needs and to reach their goals.

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Provide our clients with the best assistance in advisory, consulting and risk management services performed by the best qualified personnel upon our clients’ specific needs and circumstances.

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About Us

Zavala y Cía. Ltda. is a company founded in Valparaiso on July 22nd, 2004 aiming to offer our Customers a reliable and flexible organization in order to assist them in their business to minimize commercial and operational risks and/ to support our clients in the management of incidents resulting from the operational trade.

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Our Pillars


We act with total autonomy to ensure that your position is fully protected and never compromised.


We compromise to provide you with our most efficient service.

We are always with you

Our staff is at your service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, even outside business hours, on Sundays and public holidays with the aim of attending at all Chilean ports and/ or inland logistics precincts, this is how the availability of Zavala y Cía. Ltda. is guaranteed.


Risk Management, Advisory and Consulting services are fields not taught anywhere. Experience models the expert. The highly qualified surveyors of Zavala y Cía. Ltda. have acquired their experience and skills on the practice of every field of transport. This results in an efficient and consequently cost saving procedure for our clients both at home and abroad.

The services provided include Investigation, Inspection and Analysis of occurred situations and/or incidents as well as Cargo Supervision and Certification. We also assist our Customers in Training Courses, Loss Prevention, Insurance, Cargo Claims Handling, Legal Support and Defense.

A brief summary of our Advisory, Consulting and Risk management services are listed below:


Vessel Damage Inspections: machinery failures, unsafe ports / berth, third party damages to ship, ship repairs, bunker quality, groundings.
On & Off hire surveys.
Bunker Surveys.
Draught Surveys.
Ships and Cargo Condition Inspections.
Lashing, Securing and Sea Worthiness Inspections.
Project cargoes loading and/ or discharging Supervision.
Nautical advice & consultancy.

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Risk evaluation & Cargo inspection in:
Sea, road and railway transport.
Pre-loading condition.
Hold and hatch.


An integrated service platform for the Chilean Maritime Shipping and Transport sectors can give guidance and assistance in legal disputes and arbitrations including professional adjusters as well as investigation and cargo claims handling. Through our knowledge of PANDI CLUBS and Insurance Companies requirements regarding the provision of claims details and documentation, we are able to ensure that our management achieves the promptest and most satisfactory settlement.

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Contact Us


COCHRANE 667, OF. 304


(+56) 32 225 3525


CALLE 1 NORTE 050, OF. 02