Our Company

VAN HERP & FRUMENTO (P&I SERVICES) LTDA., formerly named William van Herp & Frumento Filho, Associados Ltda., was established in Paranaguá in January 1988, by the initiative of William Frank van Herp and Joao Helio Frumento. The aim of the set up focalised particularly a specialised service in the field of P&I correspondence, including marine advisory and legal consultancy; covering the ports of Paranaguá, São Francisco do Sul, Itajaí and Imbituba. 


On October 1999 the partner William Frank van Herp passed away prematurely, and the structure of the company was re-organised and the current partners of the company are Joao Helio Frumento and Abilio Abreu. 


Joao Helio Frumento a Master Mariner, holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Maritime Studies, having served 5 years at sea as Navigating and Deck Officer on General Cargo and Bulk-Carrier vessels; handles all types of P&I casualties, mainly involving nautical aspects, stowage of cargoes, collision, salvage, and agri-bulk cargoes.


Abilio Abreu has a degree in law and joined the company on 2000. He handles the matters involving containerised cargo, Customs Regulation and Health Authority Fines, and is responsible for dealing with all matters relating to personal injuries, stowaways and immigration problems. 


Presently the company act as correspondents for the following members of The International Group Clubs: 


  • The United Kingdom Mutual Steam Ship Assurance Association (Bermuda) Limited;

  • The West of England Ship Owners’ Mutual Insurance Association (Luxembourg);

  • The Standard Steamship Owners’ Protection and Indemnity Association (Bermuda) Ltd.; 

  • The North of England Protecting and Indemnity Association Ltd.; 

  • The Steamship Mutual Underwriting Association (Bermuda) Ltd.; 

  • The London Steam-Ship Owners’ Mutual Insurance Association Ltd.; 

  • Assuranceforeningen Gard (Gjensidig); 

  • The Swedish Club;

  • American Steamship Owners Mutual Protection and Indemnity Association, Inc.


 In addition, we are also correspondents for the following Associations: 


  • The Charterers P&I Club 

  • The British Marine Mutual Insurance Association Limited

  • Raets P. & I. 

  • InterCoastal Shipowners’ P. & I. B.V. 

  • The Korea Shipowners’ Protection & Indemnity Association

  • Hanseatic P&I 

  • Insurance Company “Ingosstrakh” Ltd.

  • China Shipowners Mutual Assurance Association


The company is a founding member of SAPIC – South American P&I Correspondents [www.sapic.org], which is an informal and nonprofit association of South American correspondents for P&I Clubs; established to promote unity amongst the long established correspondents of the region for the continuation and growth of the business of its Members.

Office Address
Av. Arthur de Abreu, 29 – 9º andar – Sala 10 – Ed. Palácio do Café
Centro Histórico – Paranagua – PR - Brazil - 83.203-210
Tel: +55 41 3422-5512 - Emergency phones: +55 41 99978-2564 / +55 41 99903-9631
General e-mail: pandi-png@pandi-png.com.br

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 355 - Centro Historico - 83.203-970 - Paranagua - Brazil