Archive for the ‘Marine Insurance’ Category

HFW Insurance Bulletin 25 Nov. 2016

HFW Insurance Bulletin 25 Nov. 2016
In this week’s Bulletin: 1. Court cases and arbitration England and Wales: Measure of Indemnity and reinstatement: a victory for insureds – Great Lakes Reinsurance (UK) SE v Western Trading...
November 25th, 2016 | Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal, Marine Insurance | Read More

Premiums that provide certainty in uncertain times

Premiums that provide certainty in uncertain times
The trading conditions currently faced by many of our Members remain difficult. With pressure on incomes, vessel owners face the challenge of protecting their financial performance and inevitably all operational expenses are closely reviewed. It’s more important than ever for owners to be able to accurately...
November 24th, 2016 | P and I Clubs | Read More

Apostleship of the Sea steps up Indian Ocean network

Apostleship of the Sea steps up Indian Ocean network
.. Global charity Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) is stepping up its support for seafarers’ and fishers’ in the Indian Ocean region, following a regional heads conference held in Cape Town, South Africa. The organisation has drawn-up a new regional plan to improve communications between its...
November 24th, 2016 | Charity, Health and Safety, Religion, Safety and Security | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  23-Nov-2016 PIER RECONSTRUCTION WORK Novorossiysk, Russia RED ALERT ISSUED FOR HURRICANE OTTO Panama HURRICANE OTTO HEADING TOWARDS COSTA RICE & NICARAGUA Costa Rica & Nicaragua LOCK CLOSURE FOR MAINTENANCE Kiel Canal, Germany Pier reconstruction work Wednesday, November...
November 23rd, 2016 | Canals, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

European Regional Development Meeting 2016

European Regional Development Meeting 2016
IMRF European Regional Meeting 14-16 November 2016 The European Regional Development Meeting 2016  The 2016 IMRF European Regional Development Meeting was held at the Clube Naval de Cascais, kindly hosted by the Portuguese Lifesaving Institute (ISN) and the Portuguese...
November 23rd, 2016 | Associations, Charity, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Health and Safety, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

North P&I Club reinforces position in Asia Pacific with new office in Shanghai

North P&I Club reinforces position in Asia Pacific with new office in Shanghai
North P&I Club joint managing director Paul Jennings speaking at the Raffles Hotel in Singapore last night North P&I Club has further strengthened its position in the Asia Pacific region by opening a new office in Shanghai today (23 November 2016). The new office, located in the Pudong district...
November 23rd, 2016 | Company Profiles, Events, Marine Insurance, P and I Clubs, Person Profiles | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  22-Nov-2016 ADJUSTMENT OF WATER SERVICE TARIFF Benoa, Indonesia TUGS TARIFF AMENDMENT Port Lincoln, Thevenard, Whyalla, Wallaroo & Port Pirie, Australia Adjustment of Water Service Tariff Tuesday, November 22, 2016, Benoa, Indonesia From 1 December, the Water Service...
November 22nd, 2016 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Drive to promote hazard awareness delivers results: ICS & The Standard Club

Drive to promote hazard awareness delivers results: ICS & The Standard Club
The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and The Standard Club have announced the successful conclusion of their ‘Spot the Hazard’ competition for seafarers – part of a major joint initiative to promote hazard awareness throughout the shipping industry. Seafarers across the world were invited...
November 22nd, 2016 | Associations, Health and Safety, International Chamber of Shipping, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Education and Training, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

Indian sea captain receives 2016 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea

Indian sea captain receives 2016 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea
Captain Radhika Menon, Master of the oil products tanker Sampurna Swarajya receiving the award from the Secretary-General of the IMO Kitack Lim in the presence of India’s acting High Commissioner Dinesh Patnalk The Master of an oil tanker who says she was “just doing her job” has received the...
November 22nd, 2016 | Awards, Events, IMO, News, People and Places, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Crew Health: Maintaining dental hygiene

Crew Health: Maintaining dental hygiene
Following from the Shipowners’ Club: As seafarers can spend weeks at sea on a voyage it is not unusual that tooth pain or dental related illness will strike far from land. The risk of dental problems is increased for seafarers because of their limited access to regular and advanced dental care...
November 22nd, 2016 | Associations, Health and Safety, HR | Read More

Van Wijngaarden Marine Services orders second Damen Shoalbuster 3512 in twelve months

Van Wijngaarden Marine Services orders second Damen Shoalbuster 3512 in twelve months
Damen Shoalbuster 3512 NOORDSTROOM The contract has been signed between Van Wijngaarden Marine Services and Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld for the build and delivery of a Damen Shoalbuster 3512, to be named the LINGESTROOM. This will bring the total number of Shoalbusters in the Van Wijngaarden fleet to...
November 22nd, 2016 | Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Tianjin multi-billion dollar cargo loss

Tianjin multi-billion dollar cargo loss
Peter Ulrich of RMS. Tianjin multi-billion dollar cargo loss: an aberration or the new normal? By James Brewer Containerisation has greatly increased cargo catastrophe risk. This challenges the insurance industry to change the way it captures data to solve the problem of how to manage port-based accumulations...
November 22nd, 2016 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Containers, Marine Insurance, Ports & Terminals | Read More

MSC opens – safe transfer of technicians on agenda

MSC opens – safe transfer of technicians on agenda
21/11/2016  – Technicians working in the growing offshore alternative energy sector often need to be transferred to their place of work by sea. This needs to be done safely and efficiently, and this week IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) will continue discussions on mandatory measures to...
November 21st, 2016 | Health and Safety, IMO, Safety and Security | Read More

ITIC warning on the price to be paid for misreading tariffs

ITIC warning on the price to be paid for misreading tariffs
International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) says the misreading of tariffs in shipping documentation is a common cause of costly claims. ITIC cites the case of a South American port agent asked by the owners of a vessel to provide a quote for the costs of discharging a shipment of project cargo....
November 21st, 2016 | Chartering, P and I Clubs, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Ship Agencies | Read More

The B Atlantic case: will the Supreme Court hear an appeal?

The B Atlantic case: will the Supreme Court hear an appeal?
Simon Moore The B Atlantic case: will the Supreme Court hear an appeal? War risk underwriters in the marine insurance market are anxiously waiting to learn if the Supreme Court will grant permission for a shipowner to appeal in the long-running B Atlantic case. It is expected to be early 2017 before...
November 21st, 2016 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, IMIF, Legal, Marine Insurance | Read More

Claims handling challenge of Tianjin explosion

Claims handling challenge of Tianjin explosion
Ringo Ho of Cunningham Lindsey China. Claims handling challenge of Tianjin explosion By James Brewer Factors behind the deadly explosion at Tianjin, serving Beijing and one of the busiest ports of the world, were spelled out by Ringo Ho, technical director in China for loss adjusting firm Cunningham...
November 20th, 2016 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents | Read More

Humidity Management in Cargo Transport

Humidity Management in Cargo Transport
Uwe-Peter Schieder. Humidity Management in Cargo Transport  By James Brewer Waterborne cargo can contain too much of something that can ruin it – and that is, water. Close attention must be paid to the humidity thresholds that are crucial for the high-quality transport of goods. This is the message...
November 18th, 2016 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Marine Insurance | Read More

Be brutal to failing insurance ventures, urges Chubb chief

Be brutal to failing insurance ventures, urges Chubb chief
Andrew Kendrick of Chubb Group. Be brutal to failing insurance ventures, urges Chubb chief By James Brewer An industry leader has spoken out against any moves to prop up insurance businesses that become unviable. Andrew Kendrick, senior vice president and regional president for Europe of Chubb Group,...
November 18th, 2016 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance | Read More

Naham 3 seafarers – after the homecoming

Naham 3 seafarers – after the homecoming
One of the Naham 3 returns home After four and a half years being held by Somali pirates, the 26 surviving men of the fishing vessel Naham 3 were freed on the 22nd October 2016. The press reported this event around the world – particularly in Cambodia, China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Taiwan...
November 18th, 2016 | Associations, Charity, Health and Safety, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

The Swedish Club runs groundbreaking seminar in China

The Swedish Club runs groundbreaking seminar in China
  Managing Director and Area Manager in Asia, Ruizong Wang, was delighted with the enthusiasm of the participants: “The Swedish Club works very hard to build strong, mutually beneficial business relationships with members of our local shipping and insurance communities,” he said. “We are one...
November 17th, 2016 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, HR, P and I Clubs | Read More

Electronic T-shirt aims to improve truck driver safety

Electronic T-shirt aims to improve truck driver safety
Chiara Bersani. Electronic T-shirt aims to improve truck driver safety By James Brewer Truckies are trying out the latest in wearable technology: a T-shirt. Experiments are being carried out in Italy to monitor the bodily behaviour of goods drivers by means of a smart (in the electronic as opposed to...
November 16th, 2016 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance | Read More

IMRF H.E.RO. winners announced

IMRF H.E.RO. winners announced
In Washington, winners and nominees; from left to right Oscar Camps and Gerard Canals (Proactiva), Bruce Reid (CEO IMRF), Sadi Resdedant (CMA CGM) and Paul Mueller (Bristow Group) SEARCH AND RESCUE ‘HEROES’ ANNOUNCED AT FIRST IMRF INTERNATIONAL AWARDS EVENT London, Wednesday, November 16. –...
November 16th, 2016 | Awards, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Health and Safety, HR, Immigration, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Norwegian Hull Club opens its London office on 14th November

Norwegian Hull Club opens its London office on 14th November
Hans Christian Seim, The Norwegian Hull Club is pleased to announce it has opened its first underwriting office outside of Norway on Lime Street in the heart of the City of London’s financial district. The office will allow the Club to strengthen client and broker relationships in London, providing...
November 14th, 2016 | Company Profiles, P and I Clubs | Read More

New Zealand earthquake – port and infrastructure update

New Zealand earthquake – port and infrastructure update
Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) is advising of a number of port and infrastructure issues following New Zealand’s biggest earthquake in 150 years. The earthquake, measuring a magnitude of 7.5, struck the upper South Island of New Zealand at midnight local time on 14 November.    Aftershocks are...
November 14th, 2016 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

A new tourist destination beckons in Myanmar

A new tourist destination beckons in Myanmar
Myanmar’s message. A new tourist destination beckons in Myanmar By James Brewer Myanmar, seen by travel operators as one of the world’s most promising tourist magnets, attracted more than 5m international visitors in 2015. Hardly any of them got as far as the hilly eastern state of Kayah, but that...
November 11th, 2016 | Container shipping, Exhibitions, Maritime Tourism, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Tourism | Read More