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IUMI calls for improved firefighting systems on board container vessels

With the growing size of container vessels, and a recent spate of fires on board these ships

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Report on the meeting of the Sub-Committee on the Carriage of Cargo and Containers

The meeting of the Sub-Committee on the Carriage of Cargo and Containers took place 11-15 September 2017. The key...

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Implementation of IMO Instruments Sub-Committee

The IMO Sub-Committee on Implementation of IMO Instruments held its 4th Session from 25 - 29 September 2017.

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Proper fuel treatment one step closer

The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) 0.5 per cent global sulphur fuel limit will come into force in 2020.

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TAPA 20th Anniversary Conference

The 20th Transported Asset Protection Association’s (TAPA) global anniversary conference took its participants on a journey looking into the future of the supply chain.

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2017 IUMI statistics

At the 2017 IUMI conference in Tokyo, the Facts and Figures (F&F) Committee set the scene on the Monday morning for the subsequent workshops with its annual update on the macroeconomic environment and shipping market

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NATO Maritime Security Symposium

On 4 October 2017, NATO’s Allied Maritime Command (MARCOM) invited approximately 25 maritime industry representatives

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Q&A with Carien Droppers, Paris MoU

with Carien Droppers, Deputy Secretary General of the Paris MoU on Port State Control

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An introduction

During the IUMI annual conference in Tokyo this year, Takeshi Miyazaki was elected as a new vice chair of the IUMI Executive Committee. Shuichi Terakawa (Steve) has stepped down following a change in his role at Tokio Marine and Nichido Fire Insurance Co. Ltd.

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Clearly defined target issues for the Loss Prevention Committee

To begin, the Loss Prevention Committee has addressed two specific issues relating to quality management; packaging and humidity management.

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EU Insurance Distribution Directive

Introduction EU Directive 2016 (97) of 20 January 2016 on insurance distribution (the Insurance Distribution Directive or IDD) sets out a new and enhanced...

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Cargo Country Report

While under the leadership of prior chairs including former Chairman Nick Derrick, the IUMI Cargo Committee has developed a Country Report with content submissions from the committee members.

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Cyber Extortion - the growing threat to maritime business

Cyber security has become an important management issue for shipowners. In this article we focus particularly on cyber extortion, which we have identified as a growing threat to the shipping industry.

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Liquefaction leads to yet more loss of life and total losses

The recent loss of Emerald Star in September this year, with the loss of another 10 seafarers lives, and the sinking of the Bulk Jupiter in 2015 hould remind us all of the inherent risks in transporting potentially hazardous goods such as nickel ore.

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The industry needs a marine investigation code

LOC is calling for better international cooperation and a marine investigation code to speed and simplify the process of managing a marine casualty.

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Life Science Shipments

Commercial insurance is one (perhaps the only) industry where the seller does not know the cost of goods sold until well after the purchase transaction.

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People at IUMI

Q&A with John Miklus from the American Institute of Marine Underwriters (AIMU)

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Address by the Secretary General

One of IUMI’s core responsibilities is to lobby for safer and more security in the maritime and transportation industry.

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IUMI Asia Forum 2018

Preparations for the inaugural International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) Asia Forum, in association with the General Insurance Association of Singapore (GIA), are well under way.

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Another year, another successful annual conference

Thanks to the amazing organisation of the General Insurance Association of Japan (GIAJ), the annual marine insurance event of the year - the IUMI annual conference -

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