Marine underwriters increasingly have to demonstrate their value to customers, management and shareholders and their risk management capability is critical. In some markets loss prevention is a well-developed mindset, whilst in others it is still developing. The effective use of data analytics, improved risk assessment, pricing and application of loss learnings to reduce or avoid loss are vital, but the likely behaviour of the assured needs to be first and foremost on underwriters' minds.

The Loss Prevention Committee strives to promote this message to IUMI’s members, identifying new solutions, thinking and techniques. Its role is to challenge areas where old and trusted responses are met with a lack of impact. The Committee's objectives include raising awareness, informing debate, creating solutions and supporting IUMI and other industry stakeholders to make a real and positive impact.

Loss Prevention Committee

  • GDV Position Paper on the revision of Annex 13 of the CSS Code

    Published September 2018

    This position paper from the German Insurers' Association (GDV) about the revision of Annex 13 of the Code of Safe Practice for Cargo Stowage and Securing (CSS Code) of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) is supported by IUMI's Loss Prevention Committee. The present version of Annex 13 was drawn up in 1995 to reflect the size and weight of the cargo units that were commonplace at that time. However, since this time, sizes and weights have in some cases taken on huge dimensions. The regulations in Annex 13 are therefore no longer adequate and experts are considering adapting Annex 13 to take account of these demands. This position paper outlines several solutions for exceptional cargoes. 


  • Risks associated with the carriage of yachts as deck cargo

    Published June 2018

    By Roderick Johnson, Marine Risk Management Director, RSA and IUMI Loss Prevention Committee Member, and Mick Barras, Marine Risk Management Consultant, RSA


  • Life Science Shipments

    Published December 2017

    By Barry Tarnef, Vice President, Marine Loss Control, Chubb Insurance and member of the IUMI Loss Prevention Committee


  • Humidity Management during the Transport of Goods

    Published October 2017

    By Uwe-Peter Schieder, Liability, Credit, Marine & Aviation Insurance, Statistics, GDV, and member of the IUMI Loss Prevention Committee


  • Fit-for-Purpose Packaging for the Transport of Goods

    Published October 2017

    By Uwe-Peter Schieder, Liability, Credit, Marine & Aviation Insurance, Statistics, GDV, and member of the IUMI Loss Prevention Committee


  • Cold Storage Facilities

    Published September 2017

    By Mariella Dauphinee, CIP (Marine), BA, GradDip(MarLogMgt), Marine Claims Manager, Western Division at Intact Insurance Company and member of IUMI's Loss Prevention Committee


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Pascal DuboisLoss Prevention Committee Chair

Phone +33 1 70 82 95 17

Swiss Re International SE Succursale pour la France 2-4 Rue Pillet Will 75009 Paris France

Mariella DauphineeVice Chair

Phone +1 6048915400-81026

Intact Insurance Company 1100-999 West Hasting Street V6C 2W2 Vancouver, BC Canada

Uwe-Peter SchiederVice Chair

Phone +49 30 2020 5362

GDV Wilhelmstrasse 43/43G 10117 Berlin Germany

John MiklusSecretary

Phone +1 212 233 05 50

American Institute of Marine Underwriting 14 Wall Street, Suite 820 New York, N.Y. 10005 USA

Mohamed Hasan Farghaly

Phone +2 02 37 62 02 99

Suez Canal Insurance Co. 31, Mohamed Kamel Morsi St. Mohandesseen, Giza Egypt

Makoto Iida

Phone +81 3 3259 3278

Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co., Ltd 3-11-1, Kanda Surugadai Chiyodaku Tokyo, 101-8011 Japan

Jens JaegerPolicy Forum Liaison

Phone +49 30 2020 5346

German Insurance Association (GDV) Wilhelmstrasse 43 / 43G 10117 Berlin Germany

Chen Jianfeng

Phone +86 21 3396 2750

China Pacific Property Insurance Co., Ltd 17F, 190 Middle Yin Cheng Road Shanghei, 200120 China

Nicola Linguerri

Phone +41 43 285 69 25

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions Mythenquai 50/60 P.O.Box 4288 8022 Zurich Switzerland

Jan-Hugo MarthinsenExecutive Committee Liaison

Phone +47 2413 2240

Gard AS Dronning Eufemias gate 6 P.O. Box 1271 Vika 0111 Oslo Norway

Raymond Ng

Phone +852 37655321

Starr International Insurance (Asia) Ltd Unit 1901, 19/F Central Plaza 18 Harbour Road Wanchai Hong Kong

Jacques Petit

Phone +32 2 739 90 18

AIG Pleinlaan 11, Boulevard de la Plaine B-1050 Brussels Belgium

Tomas Rydback

If P&C Insurance Barks väg 15, Solna S-106 80 Stockholm Sweden

Roberto Spanu

Phone +39 01055015249

Swiss Re International Se Prappresentanza per l'Italia Plazza de Ferrari 4 16121 Genova Italy

Barry Tarnef

Phone +1 215 982 8526

Chubb Marine Underwriters Chubb Group of Insurance Companies Four Penn Center, 1600 JFK Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19103 USA

Kristin Urdahl

Phone +47 37 01 93 92

Gard AS Kittelsbuktveien 31 4836 Arendal P.O. Box 789 Stoa 4809 ARENDAL Norway

Victor van de Lest

Corins BV Gatwickstraat 33 1043 GL Amsterdam Netherlands

Li Zhou

Phone +86 2568186755

PICC Property and Casualty Company Limited Tower 2, No.2 Jianguomenwai Avenue Chaoyang District Beijing, 100022 China