Archive for the ‘Marine Insurance’ Category

IUA comment on the Budget

IUA comment on the Budget
Dave Matcham Dave Matcham, Chief Executive of the International Underwriting Association, said: “The IUA welcomes the Chancellor’s comments on global reinsurance in the Budget and looks forward to learning in more detail about his plans to help make the London market as competitive as possible. “We...
March 18th, 2015 | Associations, Insurance and Reinsurance, IUA, Marine Insurance, Politics and Government | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Dense fog closes ports March 17, 2015, United States, Houston, Texas The ports of Houston, Galveston, Freeport and Corpus Christi have all been closed yesterday evening (16 March) or this morning (17 March) due to fog. A Dense Fog Advisory is in effect until 1pm CDT this afternoon. A broad surface...
March 17th, 2015 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

WSS still perfectly placed to serve growing Asian cruise business

WSS still perfectly placed to serve growing Asian cruise business
With Royal Caribbean’s headline-grabbing Quantum of the Seas home-ported in Shanghai for 2015 and TUI Cruises launching its inaugural Asian season; all eyes are on Asia’s rapidly expanding cruise market. However, while Asia may be unexplored territory for many cruise owners and ships service suppliers,...
March 17th, 2015 | Company Profiles, Cruise Ferry, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Safety and Security | Read More

Successful replacement of lifeboat systems on the Maersk Innovator

Successful replacement of lifeboat systems on the Maersk Innovator
Davit manufacturer Xervo is setting new standards for the retrofitting of safety equipment. The company recently replaced two lifeboat systems on the Maersk Innovator while the rig was fully operational. Careful planning and innovative solutions kept costs low. In the years to come, safety equipment...
March 17th, 2015 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Safety and Security | Read More

​​Polar Code infographic now available in six languages

​​Polar Code infographic now available in six languages
16/03/2015 The IMO infographic What does the polar code mean for ship safety?, focusing on the safety aspects of the International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters (Polar Code), is now available to download in Arabic, Chinese, English French, Russian and Spanish. The Polar Code was adopted...
March 16th, 2015 | Arctic Shipping, Associations, Books, Climate, Environment, Health and Safety, Icebreakers, IMO, News, Oceanology, Safety and Security | Read More

Ship routeing measures to protect Australia’s Coral Sea agreed

Ship routeing measures to protect Australia’s Coral Sea agreed
The IMO’s HQ’s in London Sub-Committee on Navigation, Communications and Search and Rescue (NCSR), 2nd session, 9-13 March, 2015 New ships routeing measures aimed at protecting sensitive areas in the south-west Coral Sea, off Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, have been agreed by the IMO Sub-Committee...
March 16th, 2015 | Associations, Environment, IMO, News, Oceanology, Organisations, Politics and Government, Pollution, Safety and Security | Read More

DGS Marine announces substantial growth in fixed premium P&I income

DGS Marine announces substantial growth in fixed premium P&I income
David Skinner 15% growth realised in 2015 P&I renewals as owners seek greater cost control; Total BE&O tonnage increases 25% to 4.8 million tonnes DGS Marine, a leading global P&I (protection and indemnity) management provider, and exclusive manager for the British European and Overseas (BE&O)...
March 16th, 2015 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Marine Insurance, P and I Clubs | Read More

EU renews restrictive measures regarding actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine

EU renews restrictive measures regarding actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine
The Council of the EU has renewed its sanctions regarding Ukraine’s territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence for a further 6 months. This follows a 6-month renewal on 8 September 2014 and means Regulation 269/2014 (as amended) will remain in force until 15 September 2015, though the...
March 16th, 2015 | Associations, European Union, Politics and Government, Sanctions, Seizures | Read More

Beyond plastic med participants support the creation of a task force

Beyond plastic med participants support the creation of a task force
Following the conference “Plastic in the Mediterranean: Beyond the observation, what solutions?” the participants support the creation of a task force A panel of advocates concerned about plastic pollution at sea met together in Monaco on March 10 -11, 2015. After confirming an inventory...
March 16th, 2015 | Associations, Charity, Communication, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Environment, Exhibitions, Health and Safety, Insight, Oceanology, Pollution, Reports, Safety and Security, Yachting | Read More

WSS brings predictability to routine safety services for cruise market

WSS brings predictability to routine safety services for cruise market
  Jennifer Menard Keeping up to date with ever-changing regulatory demands for lifesaving appliances, fire protection and firefighting equipment and systems onboard cruise vessels can be a logistical headache for many operators. Attending Cruise Shipping Miami this week, Wilhelmsen Ships Service...
March 16th, 2015 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Safety and Security, Ship Agencies, Ship Supplies, Technical, Technology | Read More

IMSO formally starts the evaluation of Iridium…

IMSO formally starts the evaluation of Iridium…
IMSO FORMALLY STARTS THE EVALUATION OF IRIDIUM AS A POTENTIAL PROVIDER OF GMDSS SATELLITE SERVICES Captain Esteban Pacha On 4 February 2014, the IMSO Director General launched an Consultancy Programme inviting appropriate experts to assist in the evaluation of mobile satellite communications systems...
March 16th, 2015 | Associations, HR, IMO, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Organisations, Regulatory, Safety and Security, Technical, Technology | Read More

Hellenic Coast Guard seizes the “Zahra” on cigarette contraband case

Hellenic Coast Guard seizes the “Zahra” on cigarette contraband case
The “Zahra” seized in Crete In the early hours of this morning the Hellenic Coast Guard / Harbour Corps of Greece in Crete,  following an air, sea and land combined operation directed by the regional Hellenic Coast Guard Center in Herakleion, in a very remote rocky place at the Gulf of Messaras,...
March 16th, 2015 | Arrest of ships, Breaking News, Corruption, Events, Flags, HR, Legal, Maritime Fraud, Maritime Fraud, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Press and Media, Safety and Security, Seizures | Read More

London P&I Club increases entry at recent renewal

London P&I Club increases entry at recent renewal
Ian Gooch The London P&I Club increased its entry of both owners and charterers business following the recently completed renewal season. Ian Gooch, chief executive of the club’s management team, says, “The renewal took place against a backdrop of another challenging year for our members, reflecting...
March 16th, 2015 | Associations, Company Profiles, Marine Insurance, P and I Clubs | Read More

RUSCON opens a veterinary control station at Novorossiysk

RUSCON opens a veterinary control station at Novorossiysk
RUSCON establishes off-dock veterinary control station at Novorossiysk. RUSCON opens a veterinary control station at Novorossiysk as economic sanctions change Russian import patterns  The economic sanctions imposed on Russia by the EU and the US have prompted RUSCON, one of the leading container specialists...
March 16th, 2015 | Associations, Corporate Social Responsibility, Health and Safety, HR, Safety and Security, Sanctions | Read More

GREFORM: “Our vision for GREECE”

GREFORM: “Our vision for GREECE”
The up and coming young Greeks filled the audience Rarely on a Saturday does an event attract the interest of so many as this one did earlier today at the Old Theatre, Old Building, of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). This is the 3rd event of its kind allowing participants...
March 14th, 2015 | Academia, Associations, Banking, Bribery and Corruption, Communication, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Consulting, Corporate Social Responsibility, Corruption, European Union, Events, Finance, HR, Legal, Maritime Fraud, Maritime Fraud, Markets, Organisations, Person Profiles, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Press and Media, Shipfinance, Tourism, Trade and Commerce | Read More

HFW Insurance Bulletin – 12 March 2015

HFW Insurance Bulletin – 12 March 2015
Welcome to HFW’s Insurance Bulletin, which is a summary of the key insurance and reinsurance regulatory announcements, market developments, court cases and legislative changes of the week. In this week’s...
March 13th, 2015 | Associations, Communication, Company Profiles, HR, Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal, Marine Insurance, Reports | Read More

ITF calls for investigation…

ITF calls for investigation…
The ITF HQ’s in London ITF calls for investigation into Chevron’s Management of Gorgon LNG Project evacuation procedures as severe Tropical Cyclone Olwyn approaches. The International Transport Workers’ Federation is concerned for the welfare of workers trapped on Barrow Island as they prepare...
March 13th, 2015 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, ITF | Read More

DNV GL Piraeus: Registration now open for new Postgraduate Diploma in Executive Maritime Management

DNV GL Piraeus: Registration now open for new Postgraduate Diploma in Executive Maritime Management
Admissions have now opened for the new Postgraduate Diploma in Executive Maritime Management, offered by the World Maritime University (WMU) in cooperation with DNV GL Maritime Academy. Piraeus, 13th March 2015 – Admissions have now opened for the new Postgraduate Diploma in Executive Maritime...
March 13th, 2015 | Classification Societies, Education and Training, Regulatory, Safety and Security, Technical, Technology | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Port to close ahead of cyclone March 13, 2015, Australia, Geraldton The Mid West Ports Authority is preparing for the potential impact of Cyclone Olwyn which is expected to produce winds of up to 90km/hour by midnight tonight (13 March). Geraldton port will be closed to all shipping, commercial operations...
March 13th, 2015 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Ports & Terminals | Read More

ITIC warns on fraudulent diversion of funds

ITIC warns on fraudulent diversion of funds
International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) says fraudulent diversion of funds is on the increase in the maritime sector. Having previously issued a warning about the fraudulent diversion of port expenses, ITIC says it is now seeing evidence of similar frauds being perpetrated across the wider...
March 13th, 2015 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, Maritime Fraud | Read More

IMO at Arctic Summit

IMO at Arctic Summit
(Photo: Mark Garten) ​ 13/03/2015 As sea ice decreases and Arctic navigation becomes more prevalent, IMO is developing the Polar Code to address ship safety and environmental protection in Polar waters. IMO’s Heike Deggim gave an update on progress to the Economist magazine’s 2015 Arctic Summit...
March 13th, 2015 | Arctic Shipping, Associations, Environment, IMO, Oceanology, Pollution, Safety and Security | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Silt curtain installation at desalination plant March 12, 2015, Singapore, Singapore From 13 March to 20 April work to install silt curtains will be carried out at Tuas Spring Desalination Plant and Sea Water Intake. According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No.25...
March 12th, 2015 | Canals, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

Making deviation claims

Making deviation claims
12 March, 2015  View pdf    Download pdf Category             Operations Issue date          12/03/2015 Area                       Worldwide We would like to notify Members of an updated ‘diversion expenses claim form’ to enable swift settlement of claims when a vessel...
March 12th, 2015 | Associations, Claims, Marine Insurance, P and I Clubs | Read More

Greece Macro Monitor (12 March 2015) Greece needs neither wage deflation nor more fiscal austerity…

Greece  Macro Monitor (12 March 2015) Greece needs neither wage deflation nor more fiscal austerity…
Dr. Platon Monokroussos, Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A Greece  Macro Monitor (12 March 2015) Greece needs neither wage deflation nor more fiscal austerity; what is needed is an emphasis on structural reforms to boost (non-price) competitiveness Summary This note...
March 12th, 2015 | Associations, Company Profiles, Corruption, Insight, News, Organisations, Person Profiles, Politics and Government, Press and Media, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

DNV GL calls for collaboration over Arctic emergency response and rescue strategies

DNV GL calls for collaboration over Arctic emergency response and rescue strategies
Liv Hovem As offshore field developments in the North and Norwegian Seas face maturity, operators on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS) are looking to the more remote areas of the Barents Sea for further development. Here harsher environmental conditions, prolonged periods of darkness and long distances...
March 12th, 2015 | Arctic Shipping, Associations, Classification Societies, Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Technical, Technology | Read More