Road Freight


Peninsula Loss Adjusters & Investigations

Peninsula Loss Adjusters & Investigations is an independent company providing specialist expertise in cargo surveying and related services to the Marine Insurance industry covering Air Freight, Road Freight and Sea Freight within the Western and Southern Cape.


Claims Handled


Goods transported by air-freight, post, road, rail or sea.


Damaged shipping containers.

Inland Transit

Cargo conveyed by independent carriers.

Marine Cargo

General Cargo shipped in containers such as bulk cargo, commodities and perishables.


Damages to cargo stored in warehouses whilst still in transit.




Investigations / Loss Adjusting / Surveying

We offer a full service inclusive of site or accident scene inspections, detailed investigations into the cause of the loss, mediation between all relevant parties and salvage handling to mitigate the claim.

Polygraph Testing

Our in house Forensic Psychophysiologist is trained through the American International Institute of Polygraph and a member of both the American Polygraph Association and South African Professional Polygraph Association. Specifically used to assist in investigations where fraudulent claims are suspected.

Pre-Shipment Surveys

This service is a pre-requisite on a number of Marine Insurance policies where secondhand vehicles, motorcycles and specific mechanical equipment are destined for export abroad. A complete survey is conducted with a detailed report presented for Insurance purposes.

Salvage Handling

Whilst this is part and parcel of our service offered in Investigations, Loss Adjusting and Surveying, we also offer this service to assist Insurers where claims are handled without appointment of a Loss Adjuster. Through our network of salvage agents we are able to assist Insurers in mitigating their claims.

Risk Surveys

Specific to Warehouses where expensive stock is stored or where a Stockthroughput policy is in place, we are able to offer a complete service inclusive of threat analysis covering overall security, fire and flooding.

Police Clearance Certificates

We are a contracted service provider to NeVeTec Police Clearance, supplying police clearance certificates to the private and public sectors within 96 hours.

Area of Cover

Based in the Cape Peninsula, our area of service extends within the Western, Southern and parts of the Northern Cape. We are however prepared to travel within the boundaries of South Africa where need be at an agreed rate with Insurers.


Principal Member: David Arbuthnot

Principle member of Peninsula Loss Adjusters and Investigations, he started his career in the South African Police Service in 1993 as a Detective at Rondebosch gaining valuable experience in all forms of criminal investigations.

Through his nine years experience as a Detective he worked at the West Metropole Armed Robbery Task Team and Major Case Management Unit investigating syndicate crimes. Additionally, he was selected as a member of the Disaster Management Investigation Team.

David left the police in 2001 where he joined a private company in Cape Town as a Loss Adjuster and Surveyor specializing in Marine Insurance claims. Through 8 years with the company, he managed the Cape Town office whilst handling surveys and investigations at most major ports and cities throughout South Africa.

Additionally, he is qualified as a Forensic Psychophysiologist through the American International Institute of Polygraph and an accredited member of the American Polygraph Association (APA) and South African Professional Polygraph Association (SAPPA).

He has built up an extensive and reliable network of contacts in the South African Police Service, Traffic Department and Government Institutions as well as with Salvage Agents to aid him in his investigations.



021 709 0159
[email protected]
David Arbuthnot
082 659 9875

20 Station Road, Rondebosh
Cape Town, South Africa

PO Box 1927, Sun Valley, Cape Town, 7985