Teams Ido and Keido complete the Mission to Seafarers 2023 Adventure Race Japan !

We made it! Latitude Brokers teamed up with Taylor Maritime and the Mission to Seafarers in Hong Kong to enter two teams in to the Adventure Race Japan to raise funds for the Mission’s work globally.  Team Ido (Japanese for Latitude) was Vanessa Toucas, Janie D’Arch and Catherine Graham; and Team Keido (Longitude) was Andrew Brooker, Kevin Leach-Smith and Rev ...

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Indian Ocean removed from the Piracy High Risk Area from 1st January 2023

Since 1st January 2023, the Indian Ocean (including the Gulf of Aden) has been removed from the High Risk Area for Piracy as defined by shipping bodies BIMCO, International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), International marine Contractors Association (IMCA), INTERCARGO, INTERTANKO and Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF). The Area removed is the High Risk Area as currently shown on UKHO ...

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2023/2024 IG Reinsurance contract structure finalized

The IG’s Reinsurance Committee has now announced the GXL reinsurance contract for 2023/24 policy year has been finalized with rates as follows: Persistent Oil tankers + 3% / $0.6663/GT Clean Tankers +10.5% / $0.4051/GT Dry +6.2% / $0.5991/GT Containerships +10.5% / $0.7277/GT Passenger +0% / $3.8677/GT Chartered Tankers +7.5% / $0.3128 Chartered dries +7.5% / $0.1526/GT Malicious Cyber, Covid-19 and ...

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Standard Club announces 10% GI for 2023 renewal

The Club has announced that it is seeking a 10% General Increase on P&I and Defense class premium rates for the 2023/24 policy year. The management will carry out analysis of individual owners’/members’ rating adequacy, terms and deductibles along with historical and forecast claims exposures, and additional contributions will be sought from owners/members with adverse records. The club’s investment portfolio, ...

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Skuld targets 10% overall premium increase for 2023

The Board of directors have acknowledged that notwithstanding the benign large claims environment this year, the technical result for the mutual products remain negative. The combined ratio on an operational level for all products is positive at the half year stage, and the efforts to improve the performance of the mutual portfolio need to be sustained, particularly as the Clubs ...

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