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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Press Release: Latitude Brokers launches PILOT

Latitude Brokers launches Hong Kong, 29 November 2016 – Latitude Brokers, the Asia based marine insurance specialist, have launched PILOT – the first online P&I Club comparison tool. In time for the 2017 P&I renewal season, PILOT distils critical information for each IG Club in to an efficient, live and interactive format allowing owners to easily compare their Club’s performance, ...

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Steamship Mutual announce nil General Increase for 2017 and 10% rebate for 2014/15 policy year

Following their meeting on 25 October, the Steamship Mutual has decided to return capital to the Club’s Members. The return will be 10% of premium paid on Class 1 (P&I) owned mutual entries in respect of the 2014/15 policy year. It was also decided that no General Increase was required at the 20 February 2017 renewal – this being the ...

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The “Longchamp” – a judgment with consequences?

General Average is commonly seen in insurance policies and other contracts in shipping industry. English law defines a general average act as any extraordinary sacrifice or expenditure voluntarily and reasonably incurred for the common safety and for the purpose of preserving the property in peril in a common maritime adventure. The York-Antwerp Rules (YAR) lay down the items allowable in a ...

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Oil and shipping markets on edge after South China Sea ruling – Our Comments

Full story from Reuters can be found here or at “Global oil and shipping markets reacted nervously on Tuesday after an international arbitration court ruled against Beijing’s claims across large swathes of the South China Sea, fuelling geopolitical tensions in the vital waterway. A tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands, found China had breached the sovereign rights of the Philippines ...

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