Skuld News

Skuld Appoints Jensen as Senior Vice President in New York

Marine insurer Skuld has appointed Åse Naaman Jensen as senior vice president and head of Skuld New York, succeeding Charles B. Anderson. To ensure a smooth transition, Naaman Jensen will work in parallel with Anderson from September 1, 2020, until …

Skuld to Sell Lloyd’s Syndicate 1897 to Legacy Specialist RiverStone

Skuld, the marine insurance provider, announced it has reached an agreement with legacy specialist The RiverStone Group for the sale of its Lloyd’s Syndicate 1897, which was placed into run-off in July 2019. Financial details of the transaction, which is …

Skuld Announces Changes to London Management Team

Leading marine insurance provider Skuld announced changes to the Skuld London management team. Gregory Thomas, chief business development officer at Skuld, will on July 1 relocate from London to Norway and continue to drive the developments of Skuld’s global commercial …

Owner of Blazing Iran Oil Tanker Hopes Crew Alive in Engine Room

The crew of an Iranian oil tanker set ablaze at the weekend following a collision could still be alive, the vessel’s owner said, calling on the Chinese authorities working at the scene to prioritize a rescue attempt. “We are still …

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 …

Skuld Names Kohmann as Head of Oslo Business Unit as Urdal Retires

Marine insurance provider Skuld announced that Kristoffer Kohmann is the new head of Skuld Oslo 2, one of its Oslo business units. Kohmann will succeed Ketil Urdal who, after 16 years with Skuld and a career spanning 20 years in …

Skuld Names Krøger Kjær as Head of Skuld Copenhagen, Succeeding Lehmann

Skuld, the Oslo, Norway-based marine insurance provider, announced the appointment of Krester Krøger Kjær as head of Skuld Copenhagen. Krøger Kjær succeeds Helle Lehmann who, after eight years in the role, has decided to step down and pursue new opportunities. …

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 …

Skuld Purchases SMA/Gerling Norway, Now Renamed Skuld Marine Agency

Skuld announced that on Jan. 12, 2017 it has completed its acquisition of SMA/Gerling Norway, which has been renamed Skuld Marine Agency (SMA). Skuld is now the owner of 100 percent of SMA shares, “free of any encumbrances,” the company …

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 …