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20 Sep 2019

Lloyd’s Marine contraction – continued losses

Lloyd’s has reported an H1 pre-tax profit of £2.3bn, with a combined ratio of 98.8%, for the first half of 2019. This compares with a pre-tax profit of £0.6bn and a combined ratio of 95.5% for the same period last year. Gross written premiums for the first half wer...
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13 Sep 2019

Of the nine currently seized vessels, six are not in high-risk zones

There are currently nine cases of vessels that are being detained in places like Venezuela, the Stena Impero in Iran, a case in Egypt, two cases in Indonesia, Bulgaria, Ukraine and Russia, and of the countries where the current vessel seizures are taking place, six of them...
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03 Sep 2019

ArgoGlobal Syndicate 1200 to exit most hull underwriting globally

Lloyd’s insurer and Argo Group subsidiary ArgoGlobal yesterday (September 2nd) announced plans to exit most of its hull underwriting business within Syndicate 1200. It said that recently recorded combined ratios were unsustainable. Matt Harris, group head of international...
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30 Aug 2019

Britta Winkler appointed Managing Director of Edge Versicherungsmakler GmbH

We are pleased to announce that Britta Winkler has been appointed as Managing Director of Edge Versicherungsmakler GmbH with effect from 1st September, 2019 and will replace Jörn Keller. Britta joined us in 2017 as Head of Claims after working as a Senior Claims Executive for a...
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25 Jun 2019

Heightened Risk in the Gulf of Oman, the Strait of Hormuz and the Persian Gulf

On 12 May 2019 four oil tankers were attacked at anchor off Fujairah. According to a press release from the Missions to the UN of the United Arab Emirates, the Kingdom of Norway and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia of 7 June 2019, preliminary findings from that investigation indicate...
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05 Mar 2019

Skuld moves non-P&I business from syndicate 1897 to corporate paper

Norway-based marine insurer Skuld is to move the underwriting of all its hull and offshore energy business from Skuld syndicate 1897 to the corporate paper of Skuld Assuranceforeningen through Skuld UK in London and SMA in Oslo. It said that the transfer of business from Lloyd’s...
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08 Feb 2019

B ATLANTIC style detention claims – confirmed covered under NMIP

During the latest revision of the Nordic Marine Insurance Plan, it was agreed to restrict the war risk cover to politically motivated interventions, with state interventions falling outside the war risk cover included in the marine insurance cover. The Nordic Marine Insurance...
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04 Feb 2019

Turkey accedes to IMO HK Convention on recycling

Turkey, which is one of the world’s five major ship recycling countries, has acceded to the IMO Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships 2009, which covers the design, construction, operation and maintenance of ships, and...
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