International Group of P&I Clubs News

U.S. Sanctions Likely to Ban Use of Lloyd’s IT Platform for Processing Iran Insurance

New U.S. sanctions are likely to prevent the use of a Lloyd’s of London IT platform for any Iran insurance, adding to difficulties for European insurers providing cover for the country. European insurers, reinsurers, brokers and shipping firms have been …

Oil Shippers Face Insurance Uncertainty with Return of U.S. Sanctions on Iran

Oil tanker owners are facing a nervous wait to find out whether they can carry on doing business with Iran after President Trump said on Tuesday he was reinstating a raft of sanctions against the Persian Gulf country. The return …

Compensation for Iran Tanker Accident Could Be Complicated by U.S. Sanctions

The reluctance of foreign banks to deal with Iran could complicate any compensation payments resulting from the collision last week of an Iranian oil tanker and a Chinese cargo ship, sources say. The tanker Sanchi, carrying 136,000 tonnes of highly …

UK P&I Clubs Consider Opening EU Outposts in Preparation for Brexit

U.K.-regulated ship insurers are preparing plans to open new outposts in European Union jurisdictions such as Luxembourg and Cyprus, fearing that Brexit will hinder access to the EU’s financial market, industry sources involved say. Britain dominates the global marine insurance …

Global Marine Insurers Develop Coverage Options for Iran Oil Exports

Global shipping insurers have devised a way to ensure nearly full coverage for Iranian oil exports from next month after striking a deal to provide cover without involving U.S.-domiciled reinsurers, officials in Tokyo and London said. Restrictions on U.S. firms …

Hong Kong-Based Latitude Brokers Launches P&I Club Comparison Tool

Latitude Brokers, the Asia-based marine insurance specialist, has launched PILOT, an online protection & indemnity (P&I) club comparison tool. In time for the 2017 P&I renewal season, PILOT distills critical information for each club in the International Group (IG) “into …

India’s Biggest Shipping Firm Resumes Iran Oil Transport with Insurance in Place

Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) will resume sailing to Iran this month after a four-year gap, transporting an oil cargo for a state-run refiner, the chairman of India’s biggest shipping company said on Tuesday. SCI stopped sailing to Iran in …

P&I Clubs Plug Shortfall in Iran Oil Cover; US Reinsurers Still Barred by Sanctions

Ship insurers have stepped in to help plug a shortfall in cover for transporting Iranian oil resulting from the fact that U.S. reinsurers are still restrained by Washington’s sanctions, according to officials involved in the initiative. International oil and shipping …

New York-Based Insurer Says U.S. Has Lifted Sanctions for Iranian Oil Cargoes

A U.S.-based insurer to the global shipping industry said it got government authorization to cover non-American companies transporting oil from Iran, potentially helping the Persian Gulf country to revive exports of crude and petroleum products following the lifting of sanctions …

P&I Sector’s Underwriting Discipline to Be Tested in Coming Renewals: A.M. Best

Underwriting discipline in the marine protection and indemnity (P&I) sector will be tested over the February 2016 renewal period due to market and competitive forces buffeting the sector, according to report published by A.M. Best. Free reserves are at record …