UK P&I Club: 7.5% Rate Increase

Press Release
Friday, November 02, 2012

At its annual board meeting on 29 October 2012, the board of the UK P&I Club (the Club), one of the oldest shipping protection and indemnity insurance mutuals, agreed that the general increase for 2013 renewal will be 7.5 percent. 

 
The premium rating increase is in addition to any increase in the cost of the International Group reinsurance premium for 2013 for the mutual members, which will be determined in the New Year. 


 
Recognizing the challenges faced by its members and the Club’s strong capital position, the Board has separately declared a Mutual Premium Discount of 2.5 per cent on the total mutual call for the 2011 policy year. The discount will amount to a 10 per cent deduction for all mutual members for the final instalment of the 2011 call due in December this year. 


 
In an environment of increasing claims costs despite a shipping recession, the Club needs to keep premiums moving forward in line with the actual claims experience. The general increase is a step towards addressing underlying claims inflation, as well as the anticipated future rebound in claims frequency from what have been record low levels.


 
Dino Caroussis, chairman of the UK P&I Club said: “The decision to make a 7.5 per cent general increase reflects the Board’s determination to keep the Club’s underwriting in balance. The Board has made the decision for a relatively modest premium increase in the short term as opposed to more substantial and painful increases in future. 


 
Shipowners are facing extremely challenging conditions. We are therefore pleased, given our strong capital position, to be able to reduce the premium on 2011 which was a good year for the Club. However, the Board feels it would be clearly against the interest of members if a club does not increase premiums in an inflationary environment and potentially create a problem for the future.”

Maritime Reporter November 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Finance

Larger Tankers May Offer Better Return Chances

Investors looking for returns in the tanker markets can invest their capital in a variety of ways. Should an owner invest in a VLCC or an Aframax? How about an

US Plans to Shut Royalty Loophole on Coal Exports

U.S. coal companies will no longer be able to settle royalties at low domestic prices when they make lucrative sales to Asia according to reforms proposed by the Interior Department on Friday.

Hapag-Lloyd Completes CSAV Merger Capital Increase

Hapag-Lloyd completed the planned capital increase of EUR 370 million (approximately $452.5 million) as part of the business combination with the Chilean shipping

P&I Clubs

DSG Marine Asks Shipowners to Consider Fixed Premium P&I Cover

P&I Insurance Seminar for Owners and Charterers held in Mumbai DGS Marine, a global P&I management provider and exclusive manager for the British European and Overseas (BE&O) P&I Facility,

Even 'Small' Vessels are Getting Bigger

The Shipowners’ Club is a mutual provider of P&I insurance that has throughout its 160 year history been dedicated to serving owners of small and specialist ships.

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Offshore Oil Port Authority Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1257 sec (8 req/sec)