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Message from the president: Stay safe

I hope that this edition finds you and your loved ones safe and healthy, wherever you are in the world. There is really only one place to start the...

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Time to get ready: EU Conflict Minerals Regulation coming into force in 2021

The growing pressure and urgency across all fields of society to respond to environmental, social and...

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IACS Cyber recommendations (harmonised 1 April 2020)

IACS re-published in May 2020 its recommendation on cyber resilience (No. 166). The new document harmonised all 12 existing ...

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Summary of the 7th session of the Sub-Committee on Ship Systems and Equipment (SSE)

The 7th session of the Sub-Committee on Ship Systems and Equipment (SSE 7) met from 2-6 March 2020 at the...

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International Quality Assessment Review Body (IQARB) issues first certificates in February 2020

The IQARB members met at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) headquarters in London...

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The Problem with Sanctions

Sanctions were used by Athens against Megara in the 5th Century BC and they helped to trigger the 27-year long Peloponnesian War. Perhaps as a result, it was the more...

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Climate Change – A changing physical and liability risk landscape

Climate change has been described as one of the defining issues of our time and recent years have seen a monumental shift in...

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Engine Room Fires: IUMI-IACS work group

IUMI and IACS (International Association of Classification Societies) have established a working group to study “Fires in engine rooms due to leakage...

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GEOSOSTA, the web portal dedicated to heavy transport users

Road transport, at a European level, accounts for 75% of global traffic; in Italy, this percentage is significantly higher (over 85%). The...

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The impact of COVID-19 on marine insurers

As the world continues to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, the economic consequences for economies around the world have already started to show their ugly face...

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COVID-19 Implications for Marine Insurance

COVID-19 will have both short-term and long-term implications for the marine insurance market. On 30 March 2020, as part of two IUMI webinars, HFW...

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Shipping line bankrupt with your cargo on board? What now?

In mid-February 2020, we started to receive calls from worried clients with cargo lying idle on board three different vessels at anchor off...

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An overview of COVID-19 and its impact on shipping behaviour

COVID-19 has had an unprecedented impact on the global economy in recent months. The international shipping industry is responsible for...

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Loss prevention – Thefts from warehouse facilities/warehouse security

Instances of theft from warehouses are increasing. According to figures released by the Transported Asset Protection...

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IMO 2020 – 100 days amidst the Pandemic

What was on the minds of all shipowners coming into 2020 has now been clearly over shadowed by the pandemic and its significant impact. However, challenges...

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Impacts of COVID-19 in Latin America: an overview

Latin America appears to be at a later stage in the cycle of the COVID-19 virus, compared with other regions such as Asia and Europe. These regions...

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Best management practice West Africa

The Gulf of Guinea has long presented insurers and their shipping clients with the symptoms of long-embedded criminal activity. The ships and crews are regularly...

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COVID-19 – time to rethink marine surveys?

There is much talk these days about how so many business models that have been successful until now, need to be rethought and reshaped to ensure survival...

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Sea transport of livestock: A perishable operation

The Food Agricultural Organization (FAO) is reporting a rise in the global trade of lives animals, nearly two billion live animals were exported in...

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IUMI and National Insurance Academy sign MOC

IUMI is delighted to have agreed a Memorandum of Cooperation with the National Insurance Academy (NIA) in Pune, India. India’s marine insurance...

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Hamburg Spring Meeting: IUMI’s first digital conference

The COVID-19 crisis took its toll on IUMI’s traditional plan of our Technical Committee members gathering in Hamburg for the annual...

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