P&I Clubs Welcome Changes on Container Weighing

UK P&I Club, a shipping protection and indemnity mutual insurers, and TT Club, an  international transport, freight and logistics insurance provider, have welcomed

U.S. East Coast Threatened by Hurricane Joaquin

Hurricane Joaquin was gaining strength on Thursday as it moved toward the Bahamas, with forecasts still inconclusive on whether the storm would slam into the U.

Rutter to Head Sunderland Marine

Tom Rutter has been appointed chief executive officer of North P&I Club’s subsidiary Sunderland Marine, an international insurer of fishing vessels, small craft and aquaculture risks.

$5 bln Chinese loan for PDVSA available by year-end

  A $5 billion loan that Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA negotiated with China will be available by year-end, but the funds will go directly to contractors rather than into company coffers,

Steamship Mutual Launches Loss Prevention DVD

The Managers have released, on September 22, 2015,  the Club’s latest loss prevention DVD –  'Fit for Life'. The launch took place at a premiere screening of the film at the Barbican Center,

UK P&I Club's West Africa Piracy Guidance

UK P&I Club provides practical guidance to Members in relation to piracy in West Africa. Stuart Edmonston, Head of Loss Prevention, says: “We have seen a sizable shift in pirate activity,

Kenya: Weapons, Drugs on Norway-flagged Ship

Kenyan security agents have found an unspecified amount of weapons and drugs on a Norwegian-flagged ship they intercepted last week, a senior police officer said.

Navigation Accidents and Causes

  The Nautical Institute’s latest book looks at major casualties and the lessons that can be learned, setting out good practice to avoid them in future. The book,

Responders Monitoring Sunken Tug in Alaska

Alaska's Department of Environmental Conservation and Department of Natural Resources joined Coast Guard Sector Juneau personnel in responding to the tugboat, Challenger,

NYK Joins Maritime Anti-Corruption Network

  NYK has become a member of the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN), a global business network that works toward realizing fair trade in the entire shipping industry.

Wah Kwong Acquires DNV GL's ShipManager

  Wah Kwong Ship Management (HK) Limited will adopt DNV GL’s ShipManager integrated fleet management software suite to further improve operational efficiency, data transparency and safety reporting.

Risk Profile of Hull Market Improving - IUMI

  IUMI – the International Union of Marine Insurance – at its annual conference in Berlin yesterday announced that global hull premiums for 2014 totalled USD 7.

Tough Times Loom for Offshore Energy Insurance -IUMI

Speaking at this year’s IUMI conference in Berlin, Simon Williams, Chairman of IUMI’s offshore energy committee reported continuous growth in the sector with 2015 capacity reaching around $7 billion,

Losses Impacting Marine Cargo Insurance Market

Speaking at this year’s IUMI annual conference in Berlin, Nick Derrick, Chairman of IUMI’s Cargo Committee warned that large cargo losses were having a significant

Collaboration Key in MV Smart Wreck Removal

Titan Salvage, now a part of Ardent following completion of the merger of Titan and Svitzer Salvage, has completed the removal of the wreck of the cape-size MV Smart coal carrier in South Africa,

China Port Cargo Losses to Reach $1.5 bln

Explosions in the Chinese port of Tianjin last month would lead to cargo losses of at least $1.5 billion, and were having a "significant impact" on the marine insurance sector,

IUMI Sees Challenges Amidst Growth

The International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) unveiling its annual statistical report on the marine insurance market   Global premiums for 2014 amount to USD 32.

SHIPPINGInsight to Focus on Ship Telematics

  The directors of SHIPPINGInsight today announced that U.S. Merchant Marine Academy professor Capt. David Moskoff has agreed to be a special guest speaker at

IUMI's Focus on Education, Communication, Lobbying

  At the highly anticipated International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) annual conference,  IUMI President, Dieter Berg, detailed a number of key initiatives

PSC Inspection Workshop by IRS

IRClass (Indian Register of Shipping) has conducted an executive workshop, in coordination with India’s Directorate General of Shipping and the Indian National Shipowners’ Association (INSA),

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