Archive for the ‘Marine Insurance’ Category

Marintec 2017: New VIKING MES cuts servicing costs

Marintec 2017: New VIKING MES cuts servicing costs
… Mandatory servicing of marine evacuation systems (MES) on board passenger vessels is both costly and labour-intensive. At Marintec 2017, VIKING will introduce visitors to its latest MES solution that enables shipowners and operators to significantly reduce servicing costs and administration. Set...
November 30th, 2017 | Health and Safety, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Safety and Security | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  28-Nov-2017 CLOSURES FOR MAT SINKING OPS Lower Mississippi River, United States Closures for mat sinking ops Tuesday, November 28, 2017, Lower Mississippi River, United States The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is conducting mat sinking operations near the HPL...
November 28th, 2017 | Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security | Read More

Breaking News: What’s happening at the Gherkin in the City?

Breaking News: What’s happening at the  Gherkin in the City?
.. As you read these lines (forty minutes ago) –  the area around the Gherkin at St. Mary Axe in the City of London, next door to the Baltic Exchange has been cordoned-off… There has been an evacuation of the entire building (The famous Gherkin). There is a silver Focus car opposite opposite...
November 28th, 2017 | Breaking News, Safety and Security | Read More

The BDI@1,477: Dry Volatility continues… Wets: another enigma…

The BDI@1,477: Dry Volatility continues… Wets: another enigma…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed earlier on today at 1,477 points, up 19… The Geopolitical situation remind us of a Yellowstone situ…. WISTA-Hellas’ Annual Forum at the Athenaeum InterContinental more than a great success, as did the Chios Village Ladies’ Friends at their annual...
November 27th, 2017 | Academia, Alternative Sources of Energy, Associations, Banking, Charity, Chartering, Climate, Clubs, Communication, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Consumers Market, Containers, Corporate Social Responsibility, Cruise Ferry, Dry Bulkcarriers, Emissions, Energy, Environment, Events, Fashion, Film Industry, HR, Immigration, Jewelry, Maritime Education and Training, Markets, News, Oceanology, Oil Spill, People and Places, Pollution, Press and Media, Reports, Safety and Security, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions, Ship Finance, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Tripartite Shipbuilding Forum agrees on major industry goals

Tripartite Shipbuilding Forum agrees on major industry goals
Carbon emissions, safety and cyber security were at the top of the agenda at the annual Tripartite Shipbuilding Forum which attracted more than 100 delegates. At the end of two days of debate it was agreed that the industry needs to design ships differently and be more technologically innovative to reach...
November 27th, 2017 | Emissions, Energy, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Safety and Security, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Insurer MS Amlin honours Marguerite Horner…

Insurer MS Amlin honours Marguerite Horner…
Marguerite Horner. Insurer MS Amlin honours Marguerite Horner for poignant painting of migrants’ church By James Brewer After surviving an arduous journey across North Africa and the Mediterranean and overland in France, only to be forced to bivouac on waste ground outside the port of Calais, a group...
November 25th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Charity, Exhibitions, Insight, Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places, Photography | Read More

Britannia P&I Hosts European Members’ Forum in Greece

Britannia P&I Hosts European Members’ Forum in Greece
Dale Hammond (left) and Jonathon Bott (right) The important role that Members from Europe play within the Britannia P&I Club was among the issues discussed at its annual European Members Forum held on 9 November in Athens. The Forum, now in its 21st year, which was attended by 52 Members from across...
November 24th, 2017 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, P and I Clubs | Read More

Emergency planning exercise tests security at Port of Blyth

Emergency planning exercise tests security at Port of Blyth
The Port of Blyth The Port of Blyth recently held a multi-agency exercise, facilitated by State 21 Ltd.  The exercise involving police, fire and rescue, the Border Force, along with Port of Blyth staff and Reay Security, tested both the port’s preparedness for emergencies and in particular their response...
November 23rd, 2017 | Associations, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security | Read More

Britannia P&I Hosts Asian Members’ Forum in Hong Kong

Britannia P&I Hosts Asian Members’ Forum in Hong Kong
Andrew Cutler, CEO Tindall Riley (Britannia) Ltd speaking at the Asian Forum Following Britannia’s P&I European Members’ Forum in Athens earlier this month, the Club also hosted an Asian Members’ Forum on 21st November in Hong Kong. These regional Forums demonstrate the Club’s strategy of...
November 22nd, 2017 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, P and I Clubs | Read More

London P&I Club warning on excessive position-fixing intervals

London P&I Club warning on excessive position-fixing intervals
Carl Durow The London P&I Club says excessive onboard position-fixing intervals have been a contributory factor in some recent costly claims. In one case, a laden bulk carrier grounded on a shoal, in circumstances where a previous inaccurate dead-reckoning plot was not detected in time. Although...
November 21st, 2017 | P and I Clubs | Read More

Risk assessments for fishing operations

Risk assessments for fishing operations
… In 2016, the Club experienced a high volume of crew injury claims on fishing vessels. The latest in our series of Risk assessment articles focuses on risk assessments for fishing operations to assist members in mitigating such claims. Of the claims recorded by the Club, three main areas of causation...
November 20th, 2017 | Fisheries, P and I Clubs | Read More

Statement from North P&I Club regarding Brexit

Statement from North P&I Club regarding Brexit
November 20, 2017 – Following the result of the UK referendum on membership of the EU in July 2016, North and Sunderland Marine have been developing contingency plans to ensure that both companies continue to have access to EU markets. North and Sunderland Marine currently rely on EU passporting...
November 20th, 2017 | P and I Clubs | Read More

Tsavliris takes charge of top school in Athens

Tsavliris takes charge of top school in Athens
Nicholas A. Tsavliris NICOLAS A. TSAVLIRIS, NEW CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE HELLENIC-AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION Nicolas A. Tsavliris was elected Chairman of the Hellenic-American Educational Foundation (Athens College), the largest and most prestigious school in Greece. Mr Tsavliris...
November 20th, 2017 | Education and Training, Marine Insurance, News, Person Profiles, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

British Safety Council opens office in India to help save lives

British Safety Council opens office in India to help save lives
Launching the British Safety Council’s office in Mumbai – from left to right – Lynda Armstrong, Chair of the British Safety Council; Hemant Sethi, Country Manager, British Safety Council, India; Antony Selvaraj, Chairman & Managing Director of NIST; Mike Robinson, Chief Executive of the...
November 20th, 2017 | Associations, Environment, Health and Safety | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  17-Nov-2017 CYPRUS RELATED SANCTIONS Turkey PORT CLOSED Ningbo,China Cyprus related sanctions Friday, November 17, 2017, Turkey With the Turkish embargo still in force, shipowners/ship managers may at any time find their interests seriously prejudiced in case there is any...
November 17th, 2017 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Sanctions | Read More

IUA issues Good Practice Guide for Delegated Authorities

IUA issues Good Practice Guide for Delegated Authorities
Dave Matcham A guide to good practice for delegated authority arrangements in the London company market has been published by the International Underwriting Association. The document urges firms to keep customer impacts uppermost in mind when outsourcing particular functions. It highlights the need for...
November 17th, 2017 | Insurance and Reinsurance, IUA, Marine Insurance | Read More

Thome opens Fleet Operations Hub

Thome opens Fleet Operations Hub
Speaking to a Master on board one of Thome’s managed vessels from Thome’s Operations Hub The Thome Group has opened a modern operations hub at its offices in Singapore to enhance the quality of its ship management services and reaction times to emergency responses. The state-of-the-art facilities...
November 17th, 2017 | HR, IT and Communications, News, Safety and Security, Shipmanagement | Read More

Hot Port news from GAC

Hot Port news from GAC
  16-Nov-2017 CANOE RACES FROM CLEAR WATER BAY TO STANLEY MAIN BEACH Hong Kong PROHIBITION OF VESSELS ARRIVING FROM/CALLING AT CRIMEAN PORTS Turkey Canoe Races from Clear Water Bay to Stanley Main Beach Thursday, November 16, 2017, Hong Kong Canoe races will take place during...
November 16th, 2017 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Rowing, Sanctions, Sports | Read More

Future-proofing through training – The Nautical Institute Command Seminars

Future-proofing through training – The Nautical Institute Command Seminars
…an interesting overview… a full house at Trinity House 14.11.17 – Training and professional development needs to be addressed at the highest level if we are to continue to improve maritime safety, concluded attendees at The Nautical Institute’s 2017 Command Seminar series. At the...
November 14th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Maritime Education and Training, Safety and Security, The Nautical Institute | Read More

HudsonAnalytix wins Port Cyber Assessment Grant

HudsonAnalytix wins Port Cyber Assessment Grant
Max Bobys HudsonAnalytix–Cyber Awarded United States Maritime Administration Cargo Handling Cooperative Program Grant to Perform Cybersecurity Assessment Workshops at Three U.S. Ports. Washington, DC, November 9, 2017 // HudsonAnalytix, Inc. is pleased to announce it is the recipient of a United States...
November 10th, 2017 | Awards, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security | Read More

Insurance perspective of marine disasters: Swedish Club and Sigma Maritime event by Chios Marine Club

Insurance perspective of marine disasters: Swedish Club and Sigma Maritime event  by Chios Marine Club
l to r: Stelios Magkanaris, Manos Strongilos, Maria Yiassa and Konstantinos Vasilleiadis A high profile presentation entitled “The Insurance Perspective of Marine Disasters” was organised by Chios Marine Club at the Angelicoussis Group auditorium, on November 1, 2017. The event was sponsored by SM...
November 9th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, P and I Clubs | Read More

Naval Dome and LR team up to develop cyber security standards for ships

Naval Dome and LR team up to develop cyber security standards for ships
Cyber attackers can shift a vessel’s reported position, mislead the radar display, turn on and disable machinery, and override the fuel control, steering and ballast systems Naval Dome and Lloyd’s Register team up to develop cyber security standards for ships Israel-based cyber security specialist...
November 9th, 2017 | Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

UOB the first bank in Asia off the starting block with Fitbit PayTM

UOB the first bank in Asia off the starting block with Fitbit PayTM
UOB – Ms Choo Wan Sim Singapore, 9 November 2017 – United Overseas Bank’s (UOB) cardmembers will be the first in Asia to be able to make Fitbit PayTM contactless payments through the new Fitbit IonicTM smartwatch. UOB’s latest innovation in payments is set for the lifestyles and payment...
November 9th, 2017 | Banking, Clubs, Consumers Market, Health and Safety, News | Read More

HFW Briefing – MOSCOW STARS: Sale of a cargo under a Charterparty lien

HFW Briefing – MOSCOW STARS: Sale of a cargo under a Charterparty lien
  Louise Lazarou, Associate HFW The Court in Dainford Navigation Inc v PDVSA Petroleo SA1 considered an application pursuant to section 44 of the Arbitration Act 1996 (the Act) for the sale of a crude oil cargo onboard the “MOSCOW STARS” that was the subject of a charterparty lien exercised...
November 8th, 2017 | Arbiitration, Chartering, Disputes, Legal | Read More

GEODIS extends its U.S. partnership with Danone Waters of America

GEODIS extends its U.S. partnership with Danone Waters of America
… Capitalizing on a successful partnership established since 2014, GEODIS manages, since July 1st, 2017 a new warehouse in Los Angeles, California (USA), for Danone Waters of America, a subsidiary of Danone specializing in the distribution of bottled water. A new five-year contract covers logistics...
November 8th, 2017 | Food and Drink, Health and Safety, HR | Read More