Friday, 20th April 2018

Hamburg symposium on autonomous transportation in the road, aviation and marine sectors

Group Executive Officer Andrew Bardot was invited to participate in a symposium in Hamburg on 19 April and to present on the ramifications for marine insurers of the development of remotely controlled and fully autonomous merchant vessels. The symposium provided a useful opportunity to update the attending participants from the insurance, shipowning and legal sectors on the pace of technological developments towards remotely controlled and fully autonomous vessels and the regulatory compliance challenges posed by reducing the numbers of, or of entirely removing, on-board trained seafarers.

Andrew Bardot in Istanbul

22 May 2020

International Group clubs respond to the US Government sanctions guidance for maritime and related industries.

On 14 May 2020 the US issued a Global Maritime Advisory (“Guidance”) aimed at a range of industry sectors including marine insurers such as P&I clubs, shipowners and charterers.
20 May 2020

Vessel monitoring and P&I insurance – ship’s Automated Information System (AIS)

The ability to track vessels using their AIS (“Automatic Identification Signals”) has become an increasingly important part of Clubs’ sanctions compliance programmes. All International Group Clubs have now agreed a common minimum standard of tracking.