Full house at IUMI Spring Meeting

By Hendrike Kühl, IUMI Policy Director

At the end of March, IUMI’s Executive Committee and the Technical Committees gathered in Hamburg for their annual Spring Meeting. With more than 120 participants in attendance it was an excellent occasion to advance the work ongoing in the committees and to start planning for the workshop programmes at the annual conference in Tokyo.

The Plenary Session on Monday afternoon offered a series of expert speakers on issues ranging from autonomous vessels to the IACS quality system and trends in inland shipping. In addition, IUMI President and the technical committee chairs provided updates on the work of their committees.

The meeting was also the springboard for the publication of IUMI’s Spring statistics and the update on the world fleet, cargo and energy markets. An increase in frequency of major vessel casualties, along with other issues, appear to continue to challenge marine underwriters for the foreseeable future.

For more information and the press release relating to IUMI’s Spring statistics please click here: