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Qubed Limited L.C. is a professional services firm specializing in Maritime Asset Surveying, Claims Appraisal, Compliance Systems and Expert Consulting.

HISTORY

Our history is rich in experience and vast in scope.

LEADERSHIP

Proven leadership and accredited professionals deliver premier value.

Services

From the deck plate to the board room, Qubed has you covered.

CONTACT US

Don't underestimate our reach.

Qubed Limited L.C.'s History

  • 1973
  • 1 Sep 73

    1973

    Howard F. Held attends his first marine survey with his father, Sheldon Held, founder of Rivers Gulf Marine.

  • 1976
  • 1 Sep 76

    1976

    Howard F. Held becomes a full-time marine surveyor.

  • 1979
  • 1 Sep 79

    1979—1999

    Howard F. Held holds a myriad of positions in shipyard management, including being elevated to the executive ranks as Vice President and General Manager of New Construction.

  • 2002
  • 1 Sep 02

    2002—2006

    J.P. Quackenbos, Jr. founds, develops and divests an international ship repair company, focused on technology-based solutions to conventional environmentally-impactful practices.

  • 2009
  • 1 Sep 09

    2009

    Howard F. Held founds Held Consultants, LLC, an independent marine surveying firm.

  • 2006
  • 1 Sep 06

    2006—2015

    J.P. Quackenbos, Jr. founds and develops a domestic marine construction company, with a proven footprint in the Oil, Gas Services, Marine Infrastructure and Coastal Restoration sectors.

  • 2015
  • 1 Sep 15

    2015

    Qubed Limited, L.C. is born from consolidating the Quackenbos Group, LLC and Held Consultants, LLC, fueled by a recognizable need for sophisticated and experienced handling of expert matters resulting from marine survey requirements, casualty consultation, energy sector perils, specialized project management and litigation support.

Leadership Qubed.

The differentiator is our foundational knowledge, skill and philosophy, carved from proven leadership, operational excellence and practical proficiency in all facets of the marine and construction services industries. Our team of technically adept, experienced, and accredited professionals delivers premier value to our client base, which includes lending institutions, law firms, contractors, assureds and insurance underwriters.

Jim Quackenbos

Managing Member


Howard F. Held
Principal Surveyor


Marine Survey

Claims Appraisal

Integrity Consultation

Project Management

Compliance Systems

Expert Consulting

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337-422-6310

P.O. Box 430
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Marine Survey

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    From baseline on/off charter survey to Condition & Valuation reporting and Port Risk, contractors, owners, underwriters and lending institutions rely on Qubed for qualifying exposure through straightforward evaluation and comprehensive recordation. Designated as NAMS-CMS Unlimited Hull & Machinery experts, we intimately understand vessel structure and her outfitting at an unmatched level. Marine warranty, periodically referred to as “trip & tow”, is a vital component of risk concern for operators and underwriters alike, and protection of assets and cargo on both domestic and international voyage requires consideration of every detail, including but not limited to insurance policy metrics, tower’s procedures, vessel capabilities, engineering, stability limits, factors of safety, compliance with regulations and passage planning. We have repeatedly audited readiness for asset packages to accommodate changing conditions and actively perform global relocations for energy sector chattels.

    Salvage and wreck removal oversight necessitates swift, calculated and effective execution by responsible parties. Qubed has attended and directed salvage operations on brown and blue water for decades, including lightering numerous types of vessels and supervision of transport to safe harbor. Moreover, our capabilities in the construction aspects of the business have driven customers to employ our company for repair management of damaged infrastructure, attend builder’s risk mitigations, offshore installations, and O&G well abandonments.


     

  • Claims Appraisal

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    Qubed has worked with clientele to appraise and resolve hundreds of millions of dollars worth of marine, infrastructure and bodily injury claims. In the backdrop of broad scale tragedy such as natural disaster, severe collision and even incidental damage claims to vessels and stationary properties, our professionalism in managing the affected parties as well as the assets themselves has been recognized by the most discriminating customers. When not involved from shortly following the incident, we often provide forensic analysis of claims in process as well.

    Learn more about your team at Qubed by visiting our Leadership section. Don’t underestimate our reach and ability maximize your recovery goals.


  • Integrity Consultation


  • Decades of boots-on-the-ground know-how and uncommon knowledge of engine and hoisting systems from steam-driven apparatus to the newest technologies, electrical schemes, hydraulic & pneumatic provisions, diving gear and dynamic positioning systems, and heavy construction equipment have rendered Qubed second to none in failure and causation analysis. Moreover, SEMS II Lead Auditor status ads stratums of value to our energy sector clientele seeking non-biased assessment of overall integrity program metrics.

    Rotating equipment expertise coupled with extensive infrastructure comprehension helps Qubed’s partners gain complete scopes of obligations and protects their interests against liability opportunists. From the deck-plate to the boardroom, Qubed has you covered.


  • Project Management

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    Be the job vessel new-build or extensive ship repair, classification-society-driven refits, offshore facility revamps, onshore construction projects, or the dynamic world of asset decommissioning and retirement, Qubed has the resume to fortify our declaration of being your solution for specialized 3rd party project management. We are licensed contractors with vast experience on a global scale and proven providers of maximum value.
    Qubed’s consortium of talent is fit to aid our clients in navigating the specialized intricacies they encounter, by land or by sea, allowing focus on what matters most; core competencies and primary revenue streams.


  • Compliance Systems

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    Regulation creep and advancements in technology have caused business climate change, adding many layers of complexity to our industry. Recognized accreditations in NAMS, SEMS II, ISO 2008 & 2015, ISM Code, DPA and NACA set us apart from most firms and have positioned our company to deliver sound 2nd party consultation for audits and certifications issued by both stateside regulatory agencies and global standards organizations.

    Qubed’s consortium of talent is fit to aid our clients in navigating the specialized intricacies they encounter, allowing focus on what matters most; core competencies and primary revenue streams.


  • Expert Consulting

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    Success requires full mission capability, and the new age of backdrop experts at Qubed are poised to catapult your success. Our history is rich in experience and vast in scope, which has uniquely positioned our team to support yours in safety system development, baseline assert survey, forensic claims analysis, assessment of property & casualty losses, builders risk perils, monetizing construction delays, energy sector damage and even personal injury cases.

    Admitted in local, Louisiana State and Federal court as experts, we are proficient in setting reserve expectations from the onset and aiding in fortifying solid agendas with scientific data and confidence. Whether you have a casualty at hand, are preparing for voyage, wish to improve compliance with international standards, have a new project challenge, or simply aspire to maximize recovery goals, Qubed can be your integrated partner.


  • Project Management

  • crane


    Be the job vessel new-build or extensive ship repair, classification-society-driven refits, offshore facility revamps, onshore construction projects, or the dynamic world of asset decommissioning and retirement, Qubed has the resume to fortify our declaration of being your solution for specialized 3rd party project management. We are licensed contractors with vast experience on a global scale and proven providers of maximum value.
    Qubed’s consortium of talent is fit to aid our clients in navigating the specialized intricacies they encounter, by land or by sea, allowing focus on what matters most; core competencies and primary revenue streams.


  • Claims Appraisal

  • claims-appraisal


    Qubed has worked with clientele to appraise and resolve hundreds of millions of dollars worth of marine, infrastructure and bodily injury claims. In the backdrop of broad scale tragedy such as natural disaster, severe collision and even incidental damage claims to vessels and stationary properties, our professionalism in managing the affected parties as well as the assets themselves has been recognized by the most discriminating customers. When not involved from shortly following the incident, we often provide forensic analysis of claims in process as well.

    Learn more about your team at Qubed by visiting our Leadership section. Don’t underestimate our reach and ability maximize your recovery goals.


  • Marine Survey

  • shutterstock_132894758-scaled


    From baseline on/off charter survey to Condition & Valuation reporting and Port Risk, contractors, owners, underwriters and lending institutions rely on Qubed for qualifying exposure through straightforward evaluation and comprehensive recordation. Designated as NAMS-CMS Unlimited Hull & Machinery experts, we intimately understand vessel structure and her outfitting at an unmatched level. Marine warranty, periodically referred to as “trip & tow”, is a vital component of risk concern for operators and underwriters alike, and protection of assets and cargo on both domestic and international voyage requires consideration of every detail, including but not limited to insurance policy metrics, tower’s procedures, vessel capabilities, engineering, stability limits, factors of safety, compliance with regulations and passage planning. We have repeatedly audited readiness for asset packages to accommodate changing conditions and actively perform global relocations for energy sector chattels.

    Salvage and wreck removal oversight necessitates swift, calculated and effective execution by responsible parties. Qubed has attended and directed salvage operations on brown and blue water for decades, including lightering numerous types of vessels and supervision of transport to safe harbor. Moreover, our capabilities in the construction aspects of the business have driven customers to employ our company for repair management of damaged infrastructure, attend builder’s risk mitigations, offshore installations, and O&G well abandonments.