Safety & Regulation

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ExxonMobil Marine Fuels' technical liaison manager said that shipowners will be able to successfully switch to using low-sulphur products, but noted that the outcome rests on owners’ preparedness for the switch, as well as the technical abilities of their crews.

Richard Turner IUMI president

Richard Turner says data will play an ever increasing role in marine insurers and the winners will be those who can successfully embrace and integrate new technology and combine that with the art of underwriting

Frank Coles

Former Transas CEO to replace Simon Doughty, who announced his decision to step down from ship management company earlier this year.

Call for marine insurers to address the current formation of war and strike clauses in an effort to halt the tide of litigation.



Iran flag

Unlikely that the US will offer exemptions in the new sanctions regime against Iran, a New York law firm partner told IUMI delegates.

Trade war between the US and China

Vessels may be unable to access ports while seafarers may also be barred from operating in certain nations in the event of a full-blown trade war.

Containerised cargo being loaded on to a vessel

Underwriters will challenge the tide of cases involving inaccurate or incomplete cargo labelling, IUMI committee chief warned.

Marsh & McLennan will be the world's biggest marine broker.

The deal was announced this morning in London and as news spread to marine insurers in Cape Town, there was a concern over where it will leave the market.

Map of Africa

IUMI targets membership increase in Africa.

Maersk Honam fire

A leading salvor said the introduction of more fire breaks would be a significant first step to prevent a fire from spreading across large numbers of containers.