• ASEAN Fails To Address China, But Moves Closer To...

    As the 30th ASEAN Summit in Manila, Philippines came to a close, the primary questions regarding maritime security, terrorism, human trafficking ended with consensus, with one glaring omission. The word China does appear in any of the statements by either the Chairman’s final remarks of the conference, nor any remarks by the host, Philippine President Rodrigo Rao Duterte.

  • Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY Sells 887...

    Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY decreased its position in Natural Gas Services Group, Inc. (NYSE:NGS) by 8.7% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 9,307 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock after selling 887 shares during the period. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY owned approximately 0.07% of Natural Gas Services Group worth $299,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • A.M. Best Withdraws Credit Ratings of The...

    A.M. Best has revised the outlooks to stable from positive and affirmed the Financial Strength Rating (FSR) of A- (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating (Long-Term ICR) of “a-” of The Shipowners’ Mutual Protection and Indemnity Association (Luxembourg) (the Club).

  • Oil spill protection needed

    A proposed law to hold oil storage facility owners accountable is again up for debate.
    Requiring companies to be properly insured will protect people and property around the oil storage operations.

  • International Marine Survey Vessel Inspection and...

    International Marine Survey (IMS) provides independent marine surveys and inspection services for challenging offshore operations.

    The company offers a wide range of procedures such as condition monitoring, inspections, ultrasonic leak detection (ULD), ultrasonic testing (UST), and safety consultancy and reporting procedures.

  • Cargo Insurance Scheme Expanded to Protect...

    DHL Global Forwarding recently expanded its 'all-risks' Cargo Insurance service to Ghana, Kenya, Morocco and Mozambique. While DHL says it aims to handle every shipment with utmost care, in the freight and logistics industry accidents, ranging from theft and breakages to natural disasters, can't always be avoided. DHL has developed Cargo Insurance services to protect customers against damage or loss during transportation. With its latest expansion, DHL Cargo Insurance is now available for customers from all industries across 74 countries worldwide.

  • What marine insurers can learn from the RENOS...

    When assessing a constructive total loss of a ship, should the value of salvage services incurred prior to the issuance of a Notice of Abandonment be taken into account? Grant Pilkington offers advice in the context of a court decision in the RENOS engine room fire insurance claim and highlights its relevance for marine insurers in the UAE and Saudi Arabia.

  • As Arctic Ice Vanishes, New Shipping Routes Open

    As global warming melts sea ice across the Arctic, shipping routes once thought impossible — including directly over the North Pole — may open up by midcentury. But high costs may keep the new routes from being used right away.

  • Piracy spikes shipowners' demand for kidnap...

    There is a marked increase in shipowners opting for kidnap and ransom insurance across Southeast Asia and the Gulf of Aden region because of recent attacks on merchant vessels, executives involved in the deals in Europe and Asia said during the recent Sea Asia conference in Singapore.

  • Tokio Marine, NTT DATA successfully test...

    Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance, a property/casualty insurance subsidiary of Tokio Marine Holdings, and NTT DATA Corporation, a leading business and IT services provider, have successfully tested the first blockchain-based insurance policy for marine cargo insurance certificates, IBTimes UK reported.


What is a release call?

Joining a mutual P&I Club means each Member shares in the fortunes of that Club and its membership. The continuity of Club membership, which is typical within the mutual P&I environment, permits longer term investment and planning to be undertaken.


North Korea Sanctions Hit Global Cargo Shipping

Global shipping services providers and ports in the US, Russia, Iran, Syria, and China, for example Dandong and Dalian, have been caught up in the US’s latest offensive on North Korean trade, analysis has found.


Mixed earning weigh on Saudi stocks with regional markets soft

Two most heavily traded Dubai stocks were Islamic insurers. Poor corporate earnings, many of them the result of Saudi Arabia's austerity policies and sluggish economic growth, weighed on the Saudi stock market in early trade on Tuesday as regional bourses were generally soft.