West of England P&I announces 5% general increase for 2019

West announces 5% general increase, citing increased “higher cost claims” and investment volatility. The West of England’s free reserves are forecast to fall for the first time in a number of years to a little under USD 300 million, following an increased frequency of higher cost claims which, compounded by continued volatility in the financial markets, have shown current premium ...

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Britannia P&I Club announces nil General Increase for 2019/20

The Britannia P&I Club, managed by Tindall Riley & Co, has announced it will be seeking a nil General Increase for 2019/20 year, with any changes of the International Group Reinsurance costs being passed on to Members in the usual way. The Club will also be seeking to increase minimum deductibles as follows: 2018 2019 Cargo USD12,500 USD14,000 Crew USD3,000 ...

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THE JOINT WAR COMMITTEE ISSUES HULL WAR LISTED AREAS, 14 June 2018

Further to our blog in December 2015, the Joint War Committee in London has released the latest War Listed Area – JWLA-023 14 June 2018 – applicable to Hull War, Piracy, Terrorism and Related Perils. The only change has been to delete Jakarta from the Listed Areas, with all other areas remaining the same. Whilst it is customary for underwriters to issue ...

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Cyber Risks – Shipping needs a new Policy wording

We were invited to present to the 5th Asia Marine Insurance Conference in Hong Kong during Hong Kong Maritime Week on Cyber Risks in Shipping. Cyber Risks Presentation to Asia Marine Insurance Conference, November 2017 We took the opportunity to invite the audience of insurers to create a marine cyber product, focused on the shipping market.  We believe operators need a ...

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