marine News

Marsh Places 10,000-Plus Risks During 2018 via London’s Placing Platform (PPL)

Marsh announced it placed more than 10,000 risks in 2018 through Placing Platform Ltd. (PPL), the electronic insurance placement platform used by Lloyd’s, London market insurers, and brokers. Marsh has now bound more than 15,000 risks in total on the …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Blockchain Revolution to Hit Shipping Industry – with Potentially Huge Cost Savings

Globalization has brought the most advanced trading networks the world has seen, with the biggest, fastest vessels, robot-operated ports and vast computer databases tracking cargoes. But it all still relies on millions and millions of paper documents. That last throwback …

Arctic Winter Ice Covers 2nd Smallest Area on Record, Opening Region to Shipping

Winter sea ice on the Arctic Ocean covered the second smallest area on record this year, part of a thaw that is opening the region to shipping and oil exploration and may be disrupting weather far to the south, scientists …

Marine P&I Clubs Face Intense Pricing Pressures in February Renewals: A.M. Best

While the balance sheets of clubs operating in the marine protection and indemnity (P&I) sector are generally strong, underwriting discipline will be tested over the February 2018 renewal period, according to a report by A.M. Best. Intense competition, exacerbated by …

XL Catlin Promotes MacColl as Global Practice Leader for Hull, Succeeding Talbot

XL Catlin announced the promotion of Mike MacColl to the position of global practice leader for Hull with immediate effect. Previously, MacColl held the role of head of Hull for the UK. MacColl takes on the role from Mike Talbot, …