marine cargo News

Brit Global Specialty USA Transfers Renewal Rights for Cargo Business to Falvey Cargo

Brit Global Specialty USA will transfer the renewal rights for its cargo business to Falvey Cargo Underwriting, effective July 2. As part of the deal, Will Frohne and Yasu Saegusa will move from Brit to Falvey Cargo as underwriters. Brit …

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty Expands Cargo Coverage

Allianz Group’s specialist corporate insurer Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) has expanded its Project Cargo offering through a direct partnership with its Engineering division. The new collaborative approach will allow AGCS to provide continuous end-to-end coverage for companies managing …

Arctic Thaw to Help Russian Ships Navigate New Route to Asia

Russian shipping in the Arctic is benefiting from winds that are driving the oldest and thickest sea ice towards North America, further opening a remote region that is thawing amid global warming, scientists say. The thinning Russian ice could help …

Ironshore’s Pembroke Agency Launches Project Cargo Consortium for Lloyd’s China Platform

Ironshore’s Pembroke Managing Agency Ltd. has launched a Project Cargo Consortium to serve the Lloyd’s China platform, offering capacity limits of up to US$178 million. Pembroke Lloyd’s Syndicate 4000 offers dedicated coverage for risk exposure and consequential loss related to …

Skuld Appoints Knighton as Head of Marine Cargo & Marine Property

Skuld, the marine insurance provider, announced the appointment of Paul Knighton as global head of marine cargo and marine property. He will join Skuld Syndicate 1897 in the summer. Knighton will enhance Skuld’s well-established marine cargo and marine property portfolio …

W.R. Berkley Suspends Marine Underwriting in London: Sources

W.R. Berkley has put under review and is suspending underwriting for its London marine book until it can determine the direction of this business going forward, Insurance Journal can reveal. W/R/B Underwriting, the company’s Lloyd’s managing agent, is suspending its …

Markel International Taps XL Catlin’s Godfrey as Head of Cargo

Markel International, the London-based specialist insurer, has appointed Ryan Godfrey as senior underwriter and head of the cargo team within its marine, energy and property division. He joins senior underwriter Richard Burnett, under marine managing director Chris Fenn. Godfrey has …

Philippines Hunts for Crew of Ship Sunk by Typhoon Nock-Ten; AIR Comments

The Philippine coast guard pressed its search Tuesday for 18 crewmen from a cargo ship that sank at the height of Typhoon Nock-Ten, which struck the country on Christmas Day. Coast guard spokesman Armand Balilo said 14 other crewmen have …

RFIB Names Leith-Smith, Penfold & Hawkins, Forming SE Asia Marine Cargo Team

RFIB Group Ltd., the London-based Lloyd’s insurance and reinsurance broker, announced the appointments of Paul Leith-Smith, Giles Penfold and Will Hawkins who will form a new Southeast Asia marine cargo team. The team joins from the broker, Ed, and will …

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 …