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Lloyd's Insurers Expect Moderate Baltimore Bridge Claims

May 02, 2024

Lloyd's of London insurers Hiscox and Lancashire do not expect large insurance claims from the collapse of Baltimore's Francis Scott Key Bridge in March that caused widespread disruption, they said on Thursday.Some estimates for the total insured…

Russia Reinsurer Backs Firms to get India Marine Insurance Permit

Apr 25, 2024

Russia's state-owned reinsurer has given financial backing to three Russian insurance firms, allowing them to get Indian approval to provide marine insurance cover to tankers, two sources said, as Moscow seeks to facilitate trade with India amid Western sanctions…

Crumbling Great Lakes Ports Infrastructure Makes Port Insurance Even More Critical

Apr 04, 2024

The state of Great Lakes port infrastructure is one of the biggest issues facing the U.S. and Canadian maritime industries. According to the America Great Lakes Ports Association, “Due to years of inadequate funding, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers…

Wallenius Wilhelmsen Sees Up to $10 Million Hit from Baltimore Disaster

Apr 03, 2024

Norwegian car shipping firm Wallenius Wilhelmsen estimates a $5 million to $10 million hit to core earnings from last week's U.S. Baltimore bridge collapse and expects the key ship channel to be closed for weeks, it said on Wednesday.The company…

Maersk debuts Israel Shipments Surcharge to Cover Insurance

Dec 07, 2023

A.P. Moller-Maersk said it will introduce a risk surcharge next year on container shipments to Israel to cover rising insurance premiums due to the security situation.'Moving into 2024, insurance premiums continue to be raised for vessels bound for Israel…

Marsh, Lloyd's, Ukraine Launch War Risk Ship Insurance to Cut Grain Costs

Nov 15, 2023

Insurance broker Marsh MMC.N, Lloyd's of London insurers and Ukrainian state banks have launched a programme to cut the cost of claims for damage to ships and crew transporting grain through the Black Sea corridor, Marsh said on Wednesday.Kyiv…

Israel's Ship Industry Urges Government to Help with Jump in War Insurance

Nov 02, 2023

Ships sailing for Israel face a 10-fold jump in war risk premiums as the conflict in Gaza intensifies, prompting industry calls for the government to help ensure vital imports keep coming.Israel has vowed to annihilate Islamist group Hamas after…

TT Club Appoints Regional General Manager for APAC

Oct 09, 2023

Kamel Tlili takes up the role of Regional General Manager Asia-Pacific for international freight and logistics insurer, TT Club based in its Singapore office.Tlili joins TT after a period of six years leading British Marine’s P&I Underwriting Division in Asia at QBE…

Ship Insurance Facility Set Up for Ukraine Grain Exports

Sep 26, 2023

A new marine insurance facility for Ukrainian grain exports using the country's sea corridor has been set up in conjunction with Ukraine's authorities, insurance broker Miller said on Tuesday.Russia quit a U.N.-backed deal in July to enable exports from Ukraine to sail from three approved ports…

Insurers Raise Premiums for Black Sea Tankers as Tensions Mount

Aug 23, 2023

Insurance companies have notified charterers of ships operating in Russia's Black Sea ports of an increase in additional payments known as 'war risk premiums', four traders said.A war risk premium was added to the common insurance costs for…

After Attacking Ukraine Wheat Exports, Russia Faces Own Shipping Challenge

Aug 08, 2023

Russia's lack of ships and Western grain traders' shrinking appetite for business with Moscow are adding to rising costs of moving Russian wheat, at a time when the war in Ukraine has spilled perilously close to vital Black Sea supply routes…

London Marine Insurers Add Sudan to High-risk List

Apr 26, 2023

London’s marine insurance market added Sudan to its of areas deemed high risk this week amid further fighting in the conflict-ridden African country, according to an advisory note.The addition of Sudan to the high risk list will mean that any…

Can Ukraine's Grain Corridor Ease the Global Food Crisis?

Mar 15, 2023

Russia has proposed that a U.N.-backed initiative that has enabled grains to be exported from Ukraine's Black Sea ports should be renewed for just 60 days.The deal to free up grain exports from Ukraine's southern Black Sea ports, which expires later this month…

Ukraine to Set up $500 Million Insurance Fund for Cargo Ships

Feb 27, 2023

Ukraine will offer compensation for possible damages to civilian vessels entering its ports, Deputy Prime Minister Oleksandr Kubrakov said on Friday, as Kyiv tries to boost exports that are vital for its war-hit economy.Ukraine is a major producer and exporter of agricultural products…

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