marine insurance News

London’s Electronic Placements Exceed Targets; Beazley Syndicate 3623 Ranks #1

The London market’s electronic placing platform, PPL Ltd., exceeded targets during the third quarter as more and more syndicates and companies accepted risks via the platform. Beazley Syndicate 3623 topped the league table of those Lloyd’s syndicates that have embraced …

Standard Club Asia, Ping An to Jointly Offer P&I Cover for China’s Shipowners

The Standard Club Asia Ltd., managed by Charles Taylor Mutual Management (Asia) Pte Ltd., entered into a cooperation agreement with Ping An Property & Casualty Insurance Co. of China Ltd. Under the terms of the agreement, Standard Asia and Ping …

Marsh Joins with Insurtech Firm Concirrus to Drive Behavioral Analytics in Marine Market

Concirrus, the London-based insurtech company specializing in marine analytics, announced it has formed a multi-year agreement with insurance broker Marsh. The agreement will see the two companies working together to drive the use of behavioral data in the global marine …

London Market’s Placing Platform Completes Product Roll-Out with Treaty Reinsurance

The London market’s electronic placing platform, PPL Ltd., announced that the treaty reinsurance class of business went live on the platform today, completing its roll out of products. PPL said its focus will now be on continuous improvement of the …

Driverless Ships Could Offer Significant Growth Area for London Market: IUA Survey

Autonomous ships could offer significant growth potential for the London market, according to the findings of a survey conducted by the International Underwriting Association (IUA). Indeed, 25 percent of IUA members who responded to the survey stated they are considering …

India Refinery Cancels Iran Oil Imports to Keep Insurance Cover as Sanctions Loom

India’s Chennai Petroleum will stop processing Iranian crude oil from October to keep its insurance coverage once new sanctions by the United States against Iran go into effect, three sources familiar with the issue said. Iran’s Naftiran Intertrade Co. Ltd., …

As Arctic Ice Melts, New Energy Shipping Trade Route Opens

A new trade route for energy supplies is opening up north of the Arctic Circle as some of the warmest temperatures on record shrink ice caps that used to lock ships out of the area. This year is likely to …

China Imports with Iranian Oil Tankers and Insurance, Amid Sanctions: Sources

Chinese buyers of Iranian oil are starting to shift their cargoes to vessels owned by National Iranian Tanker Co. (NITC) for nearly all of their imports to keep supply flowing amid the re-imposition of economic sanctions by the United States. …

AmWINS Targets Marine Insurance with Creation of 2 Specialty MGAs

Global insurance wholesale brokerage AmWINS Group has formed two specialty managing general agencies focused on the marine industry, AmWINS Specialty Logistics Underwriters (ASLU) and Sentinel Marine Underwriters (SMU). Argonaut Insurance Co. is providing the insurance capacity for both ASLU and …

Broker Ed Appoints Jordan from Lloyd & Partners as Divisional Director, Marine

Ed, the global reinsurance, wholesale and specialty broker, today announced the appointment of Patrick Jordan as divisional director, Marine. Based in London, he takes up his role with immediate effect and reports to Heather Clarkson, managing director, Marine. Jordan brings …