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Russia Aims to Boost Arctic Shipping by Subsidizing Higher Costs, Including Insurance

Russia wants to make its Arctic waters more attractive to shippers than the Suez Canal and could be willing to compensate for potential risks to make that happen. President Vladimir Putin has made development of the Arctic one of Russia’s …

Aon Partners with Insurtech Skytek to Track Marine Risk Accumulations

Aon plc has partnered with software company Skytek to provide real-time monitoring of insurers’ marine risks, identifying accumulations for enhanced underwriting and reinsurance programs. In an era of mega-ports and ultra-large container ships, re/insurers are highly exposed to risk accumulation …

Aon Partners with Insurtech Firm Skytek to Track Marine Risk Accumulations

Aon plc is partnering with software company Skytek to provide real-time monitoring of insurers’ marine risks, identifying accumulations for enhanced underwriting and reinsurance programs. In an era of mega-ports and ultra-large container ships, re/insurers are highly exposed to risk accumulation …

NTT DATA UK to Provide Robotics Services for TMK’s Marine Transactions

NTT DATA UK, a Tokyo-based consulting and IT services provider, announced it has entered into a partnership to provide robotics services to Tokio Marine Kiln (TMK). NTT DATA UK’s Cargo 10 Virtual Worker is the first of several planned Robotic …

Rampant Brazil Cargo Theft Disrupts Retail, Drives Up Insurance Rates

In a bunker-like room in a gritty suburb of Sao Paulo, retired police colonel Antonio Marin and a dozen employees track the location of hundreds of cargo trucks on a bank of monitors. During his 34 years in Sao Paulo …

Oil Tanker Disaster to Be Probed by Maritime Authorities from China, Panama, Iran & HK

The maritime authorities of China, Panama, Iran and Hong Kong on Thursday signed an agreement to jointly investigate a collision in the East China Sea that caused the worst oil ship disaster in decades, according to China’s Ministry of Transport. …

No Initial Sign that Sunken Iran Oil Tanker Breached Safety Protocols: Panama

The Iranian tanker that sank after a collision in the East China Sea, causing the worst oil ship disaster in years, had its paperwork in order, according an initial review by maritime authorities in Panama, whose flag it was sailing …

Oil from Sunken Iran Tanker Diffuses into 4 Separate Slicks

Oil from an Iranian tanker that sank in the East China Sea has diffused into four separate slicks, covering a combined area of just over 100 square kms (39 square miles), Chinese authorites said late on Wednesday. Earlier satellite imaging …

Iran Oil Tanker Creates Oil Slicks Covering 42 Square Miles: Chinese Government

An Iranian oil tanker that sank in the East China Sea has left two oil slicks covering a combined 109 square km (42 square miles), the Chinese government said late on Tuesday, as maritime police scour for damage and prepare …

Update: Sunken Iranian Oil Tanker Causes Large Oil Slick in East China Sea

A stricken Iranian tanker that sank in the East China Sea on Sunday in the worst oil ship disaster in decades has produced a large oil slick, Chinese media and Japanese authorities said on Monday, as worries grew over damage …