Hanseatic P&I, the Hamburg and London based specialist fixed premium P&I provider has been granted a licence to open an office in Shanghai.  The office will concentrate on claims and business development with the office having opened this month.

This marks a further commitment to the Asia region, with Hanseatic staff speaking Mandarin and English to serve the local Chinese as well as Asian-based operators.

Hanseatic joins The Charterers Club, the American Club and Eagle Ocean in establishing a presence in mainland China.