IUMI 2019 is approaching fast!

By Hendrike Kühl, IUMI Policy Director

This year, the Canadian Board of Marine Underwriters (CBMU) will welcome the international crowd of IUMI members to the beautiful city of Toronto. Not only does the destination offer a range of attractive sights, the programme which is currently being developed by IUMI’s technical committee chairs promises many excellent insights and a lot to learn. Starting with potential repercussions of the low sulphur limit which comes into effect on 1 January 2020, to container ship fires and the challenges they pose from a cargo perspective – a host of hot topics will be addressed by numerous expert speakers.

IUMI will also be examining sustainability and ESG (environmental, social and governance) risks. Another topical issue which is particularly suitable given the geographic location of this year’s host country, will be Arctic sailings, the Polar Code and salvage operation in this remote area. Stay tuned for more details on the programme and join us in Toronto this September!