Archive for the ‘Marine Insurance’ Category

BIO-SEA/BIO-UV on the way to USCG Approval

BIO-SEA/BIO-UV on the way to USCG Approval
BIO-UV/BIO-SEA company, with more than 15 years of experience in the UV water treatment (drinking water, waste water, industrial processes, …), masters perfectly the design of UV reactors to ensure to the requested performance according to the technical environment (sea water, wastewater treatment...
January 25th, 2016 | Health and Safety, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipmanagement | Read More

NGO Shipbreaking Platform publishes South Asia Quarterly Update #8

NGO Shipbreaking Platform publishes South Asia Quarterly Update #8
Representatives of Platform member organization BILS visit workers severely injured at Shitol Enterprise at the Chittagong Medical College Hospital Brussels, 21 January 2016 – The NGO Shipbreaking Platform publishes today the eighth South Asia Quarterly Update, a briefing paper in which it informs...
January 22nd, 2016 | Health and Safety, Safety and Security, Ship Demolitions | Read More

Lifting of EU and US sanctions in respect of Iran following Implementation Day – 16 January 2016

Lifting of EU and US sanctions in respect of Iran following Implementation Day – 16 January 2016
Following comes from Steamship Insurance Management Services Limited with respect the Iranian sanctions; London Circular  L.268: Implementation Day under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (“JCPOA”) occurred on 16 January 2016, resulting in the general lifting of most (but not all) EU sanctions,...
January 22nd, 2016 | P and I Clubs, Sanctions | Read More

HFW Insurance Bulletin 22 Jan. 2016

HFW Insurance Bulletin 22 Jan. 2016
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...
January 22nd, 2016 | Company Profiles, Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance, Reports | Read More

North P&I Club publishes major loss prevention guide on bulk cargoes

North P&I Club publishes major loss prevention guide on bulk cargoes
The 175 million GT, ‘A’ rated North P&I Club has published a major new guide for the international shipping industry on how to reduce losses when carrying bulk cargoes by sea. The 280-page Bulk Cargoes: A Guide to Good Practice adds to North’s comprehensive portfolio of guidance provided...
January 20th, 2016 | Books, Dry Bulkcarriers, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

TT Club Supports Seahorse Club Journalist Award

TT Club Supports Seahorse Club Journalist Award
Joe Lo, 2015 Winner of the Seahorse Newcomer of the Year award receives his trophy and certificate from Andrew Huxley, Development Director – Europe, Middle East and Africa London, 20 January 2015 – International freight insurance provider, TT Club has been enthusiastically supporting the...
January 20th, 2016 | Associations, Awards, Charity, Clubs, Communication, Corporate Social Responsibility, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, HR, P and I Clubs | Read More

Refugee Rescue Course for Seafarers by Aspida on 2/2 and 23/2 @Athens

Refugee Rescue Course for Seafarers by Aspida on 2/2 and 23/2 @Athens
ASPIDA PRESENTS: AN EFFICIENT 1-DAY REFUGEE RESCUE COURSE FOR SEAFARERS The ever-increasing rates of rescuing lives at sea and the fate of refugees in distress at high seas or in territorial waters, impose a new situation that has to be managed by seafarers.Aspida offers...
January 19th, 2016 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Immigration, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, Safety and Security | Read More

Terminal Operators request clarity on implementation of SOLAS weighing rules at national levels

Terminal Operators request clarity on implementation of SOLAS weighing rules at national levels
Within less than six months, new SOLAS container weighing rules will come into force and there is still a lack of information and harmonization at national level regarding their implementation. FEPORT calls on national authorities to develop guidelines that protect the efficiency of the logistics chain...
January 19th, 2016 | Logistics, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security | Read More

Shipping companies encouraged to use new transitional measures for ship recycling

Shipping companies encouraged to use new transitional measures for ship recycling
Priya Blue Industries Private Limited, India Shipping companies are being strongly encouraged to use new ‘Transitional Measures for Shipowners Selling Ships for Recycling’ launched by a wide coalition of international shipping industry organisations. The purpose of the new ‘Transitional Measures’...
January 18th, 2016 | Associations, Corporate Social Responsibility, Health and Safety, International Chamber of Shipping, Marine Insurance, Markets, Ship Demolitions | Read More

IUA research reveals complex cyber risk picture

IUA research reveals complex cyber risk picture
Chris Jones New report shows how separate cyber polices can fill insurance gap The coverage of cyber risks by conventional classes of insurance can be patchy, new research by the International Underwriting Association has revealed. A report issued to the association’s members details how some traditional...
January 18th, 2016 | Associations, Corruption, Insurance and Reinsurance, IT and Communications, IUA, Marine Insurance, Technical, Technology | Read More

“Implementation Day” declared as EU and US sanctions against Iran are eased

“Implementation Day” declared as EU and US sanctions against Iran are eased
Patrick Murphy “Implementation Day” declared as EU and US sanctions against Iran are eased January 17, 2016 The International Atomic Energy Association (IAEA) issued a report on Saturday (16 January 2016) confirming that Iran has completed the necessary preparatory steps to start the implementation...
January 17th, 2016 | European Union, Politics and Government, Sanctions, UN | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
              15-Jan-2016 ICE RESTRICTIONS Sweden ADDITIONAL 10% PORT DUES CONCESSION FOR CONTAINER VESSELS Singapore INDUSTRIAL ACTION AT PORTS TO CONTINUE Australia Ice restrictions Friday, January 15, 2016, Sweden The Swedish Maritime Organisation...
January 15th, 2016 | Associations, Disputes, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

Q4 Tsavliris Activities

Q4 Tsavliris Activities
The BC “Cape Elise” Plenty of activities during the last quarter of 2015 by The Tsavliris Salvage: BC CAPE ELISE On 4 September 2015, capesize bulk carrier “Cape Elise” (88, 853 GT – 174, 124 DWT), fully laden with 168, 330 tons of iron ore, made bottom contact in the Singapore Straits...
January 15th, 2016 | Associations, Environment, Events, News, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

ESC onboard to serve the maritime industry

ESC onboard to serve the maritime industry
Jaanus Rahumägi, ESC’s founding CEO and President Jaanus Rahumägi, President & CEO, ESC Global Security has been elected as one of the new members of the Security Association for the Maritime Industry (SAMI) Industry Steering Group. SAMI represents more than 80% of the world’s private maritime...
January 15th, 2016 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Marine Insurance, Safety and Security | Read More

Security Institute update

Security Institute update
Jonathon Bright Security Institute – a great time to join; an interesting letter received from Jonathon Bright: Dear John, Just a quick e-mail to wish you a Happy New Year and to highlight a few reasons why it is now a great time to join the largest membership organisation for security professionals...
January 15th, 2016 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Claims, Corruption, Defense, Disputes, Health and Safety, Maritime Fraud, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Seizures | Read More

A.M. BEST affirms Swedish Club rating of A – (Excellent)

A.M. BEST affirms Swedish Club rating of A – (Excellent)
Lars Rhodin A.M. Best Ratings Services Ltd has affirmed the financial strength rating of A- (Excellent) and the issuer credit rating of “a-” for The Swedish Club, with the outlook for both ratings remaining stable. According to A.M. Best, the ratings reflect the Club’s excellent risk-adjusted capitalisation...
January 15th, 2016 | Associations, Marine Insurance, P and I Clubs | Read More

West Africa declared free of Ebola transmission, but…

West Africa declared free of Ebola transmission, but…
A child who lost members of his family to the Ebola virus plays at the Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA) Child Care Centre in Nzérékoré, Guinea. UN Photo/Martine Perret West Africa declared free of Ebola transmission, but UN health agency warns new flare-ups possible 14 January 2016...
January 14th, 2016 | Health and Safety | Read More

Former anti-piracy boss warns against piracy attacks for 2016

Former anti-piracy boss warns against piracy attacks for 2016
Dom Mee Dom Mee founder and former President of PVI who commanded over a thousand former Royal Marines in the fight against piracy in the Indian Ocean gives a warning to the maritime community on complacency.   Mee stated “The main thrust of coalition operations in the region has shifted towards...
January 14th, 2016 | Bribery and Corruption, Civil Unrest, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

HFW Insurance Bulletin 14 Jan 2016

HFW Insurance Bulletin 14 Jan 2016
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...
January 14th, 2016 | Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance | Read More

New IUA research highlights future legislative developments

New IUA research highlights future legislative developments
Chris Jones The role of asbestos in causing lung cancer is identified as a crucial question in future development of long-tail liability claims, according to new research from the International Underwriting Association (IUA). A growing legal focus on asbestos risk has prompted the publication of a report...
January 14th, 2016 | Associations, Health and Safety, Insurance and Reinsurance, IUA, Safety and Security | Read More

ITF condemns MV Portland seizure

ITF condemns MV Portland seizure
The ITF HQ’s in London The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) today strongly condemned the raid early this morning (Wednesday) on the MV Portland in the Australian home port for which it is named. Up to 30 security guards were reportedly used to eject the five Australian crew members...
January 13th, 2016 | Associations, ITF, Seizures | Read More

2016 – the year of the multi-billion dollar shipping downturn?

2016 – the year of the multi-billion dollar shipping downturn?
Captain John B. Dalby The sitution in the world’s shipping markets and the catastrophe that this crisis brings, are being nicely depicted in Captain John B. Dalby’s letter/message; here he goes: “As we all know, 2016 has started badly for the drybulk and container markets and is likely...
January 10th, 2016 | Disputes, Markets, Seizures | Read More

Peermohamed lays out vision for Norwegian Hull Club

Peermohamed lays out vision for Norwegian Hull Club
8 January 2016, Bergen, Norway – The new CEO of the Norwegian Hull Club has written to the insurer’s members and clients laying out his plans to grow the business and develop new offerings. Faz Peermohamed, who officially took responsibility for the 15-year old marine insurer on 1 January, informed...
January 8th, 2016 | Company Profiles, HR, Marine Insurance, P and I Clubs, Person Profiles | Read More

MarineTraffic joins Equasis as provider of geographical positioning data

MarineTraffic, the world’s most trusted AIS vessel tracking service has started supplying geographical positioning data to the Equasis project, a European Commission initiative started in 2000 to make ship safety information more widely available. The Equasis project makes information including a vessel’s...
January 8th, 2016 | Environment, Marine Insurance, Safety and Security | Read More

The MSC Domitille Calling at Iran

The MSC Domitille Calling at Iran
This is  screen shot from  VV@ Mapping Service showing the MSC Domitille calling at Bandar Abbas, Iran at the end of last year. With US Sanctions being lifted from Iran, other vessels have entered into these waters earlier in the year: the CMA CGM Andromeda travelled to Iran on the 6th August 2015...
January 7th, 2016 | Sanctions, Trade and Commerce | Read More