2018 Cargo Country Report

By Nicole Pousson, Senior Marine Underwriter, Vice President, Products & Global Markets, Swiss Re International SE, and IUMI Cargo Committee Member

We are pleased to announce the publication of the 2018 Cargo Country Report in October of this year.


A collaborative work produced by the IUMI Cargo Committee, the report brings together industry-relevant data and insights from 24 countries across Europe, Asia-Pacific, North America and Africa.


Coordinated and assembled by Cargo Committee Secretary Mikaela Tamm, the content was prepared by committee members prior to the Cape Town conference held in September 2018.


Organised by country, the report provides information about key cargo insurance market developments, structured around the following core topics:

  • statistics
  • large losses and notable incidents
  • underwriting trends and hot topics
  • market players


Comments about local economic and trade indicators are also included where an especially noteworthy situation or event has been observed.


The report is freely accessible on the IUMI website to all members (password protected), on the Cargo Committee page or on the education database page under technical papers and guidelines.


We invite you to consult this unique publication. Feedback or comments are welcome and can be addressed to