Longshore done differently.

The leading provider of USL&H to waterfront employers for 25 years.

We understand the importance of partnering with the right USL&H provider. 

At AEU, we are passionate about helping employers protect their workers and their businesses. With decades of experience in the maritime industry, we’ve helped make safety a priority for waterfront employers for 25 years.  In addition to innovative claims, loss control, and underwriting services, our members are provided with the tools, resources, and guidance they need to stand out as leading employers in the maritime industry. 

Insurance Professionals

When it comes to longshore coverage, you and your clients need a partner you can trust. With a forward-thinking and customer-centric approach to underwriting, loss control, and claims, we provide tools and support that help employers keep employees safe and give them more control of their long-term success.


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Large Employers

If you're a waterfront employer with more than 100 employees, we can tailor a longshore workers' compensation program to meet your unique needs. We will work closely with you and your insurance broker to develop a USL&H program that paves the way for you to control your long-term success.

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Small to Mid-Sized Employers

Small to mid-sized waterfront employers have unique workers' compensation needs. Without dedicated safety personnel, incidents happen, resulting in rising claims cost. Advantage by AEU enables shipyards, stevedores, and other waterfront businesses to control USL&H costs through personalized loss control and claims services that most insurance providers only provide to larger policyholders.

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Current ALMA Members

AEU is here to provide you with the resources you need to keep workers safe, healthy, and productive so you can focus on running your business.  As a member of ALMA, you benefit from having a trusted partner who will challenge the status quo to protect your employees and your business.

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Over 1,800 employers across the U.S. can't be wrong.

We're the largest provider of USL&H to waterfront employers by member count. Our 97.3% retention rate proves that we maintain a partnership with our members and brokers unlike any other USL&H provider.


Last year, we returned $17 million to our members.

We invest in your success. Through a unique and collaborative approach to loss control, underwriting, and claims, we engage with our members throughout the year on strategies to improve their safety culture and bottom line.

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Proud to be an award-winning employer for the past four years.

As one of the Best Companies to Work for in Alabama (2019-2023), AEU has proven that the culture and leadership of our organization are among the best. We believe that happy, challenged, and motivated employees result in happy customers.

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