Nil General Increase for SOP whilst Skuld confirms Return Premium and Steamship is considering

The Shipowners P&I Club has just opened the ‘General Increase announcement’ season by releasing their half-year financial results, which shows an increase in the Club’s free reserves to USD291.2 million as at 30 June 2016. Last year, the Club announced that they will change their financial year from 20th February to 31st December, and after reporting free reserves as at ...

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Skuld 2016/7 Renewal Update announced

Skuld will continue to underwrite their 2016/7 policy renewals based on individual Member’s records rather than announcing a General Increase, so their announcement is different to other IG Clubs.  They  will pass on any changes in the IG GXL Reinsurance costs to Members when they are finalized. However, Skuld have announced their mutual Members will receive a guaranteed premium credit equivalent ...

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Overview of 2016 IG P&I Club General Increases (Final)

The following is solely in respect of the Mutual P&I entries and excludes FD&D, fixed premium entries and charterer’s liability.  The headline General Increase numbers are as follows and will be updated as each Club announces: American Club – 2.5% Britannia – 2.5% Gard – 2.5% Japan – 3% London – 5% North of England – 2.5% Shipowners – 0% Skuld – (not applicable) ...

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Lodestar Increases P&I Limit to USD1bn

Further to our blog in November 2014 about the fixed premium Clubs providing higher limits, Lodestar Marine in London have now obtained reinsurance support to offer the full USD1bn limit. With the increasing competition both within the fixed premium market and to move tonnage placed within the International Group, there is a continuing need to differentiate.  The USD1bn limit will allow ...

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Reduction in the IG Excess Reinsurance Programme for 2015

Negotiations have been finalised for the International Group General Excess of Loss reinsurance contract and the favourable Pool claims experience for 2012, 2013 and 2014 policy years, have enabled the group to achieve rate reductions: minus 8.11% for clean and dirty tankers minus 6.05% for dry cargo vessels and no increase for passenger vessels and chartered entries. The Clubs apart from ...

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Skuld P&I Club announces 2015 ‘Premium Structure’

As in recent years, Skuld’s position with regard to General Increases is unique within the IG in that they believe in adjusting each Member’s base premium upon a number of factors rather than a General Increase which is then adjusted for record.  Those factors are as follows: i.     statistical records taking into account claim costs, types of claim, claims trends as ...

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