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Public statements 2021

  • Neptune Declaration

    Published February 2021

    The Neptune Declaration, signed and supported by more than 450 organizations including IUMI, outlines the main actions that need to be taken to resolve the crew change crisis.

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Public statements 2020

  • COVID-19 vaccine logistics: Potential risks and pain points

    Published December 2020

    According to the WHO, there are currently more than 100 COVID-19 vaccine candidates under development, with a number of these in the clinical trial phase. Estimates suggest that the logistics industry will have to deliver 10 billion doses in the next couple of years. The global scale of this undertaking will pose major challenges to logistics networks around the world. IUMI has prepared a guidance paper to provide an overview of the risks and challenges foreseen by members of IUMI’s Cargo, Loss Prevention, and Legal & Liability Committees as well as several Secretaries of IUMI member associations based in various countries on five continents. Three themes were resounding in all comments:

    • Maintaining required temperatures throughout the entire supply chain.
    • COVID-19 vaccines will be high value goods, thus exposed to the risk of theft.
    • Lack of capacity in the supply chain.

    Preparing for and responding to these risks will facilitate the smooth delivery of the vaccines and ensure the population gets vaccinated. Marine insurers are enablers in this process for an extraordinary logistical undertaking of global scale which will help the world to return to a “new normal” following the corona pandemic. Insurers’ experience in risk handling and mitigation should be offered to clients proactively. Click HERE to download the guidance paper.

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  • Proposal for a new output to amend the Casualty Investigation Code

    Published July 2020

    This document provides comments on marine casualty investigation requirements and the need for amendments to the Casualty Investigation Code which would entail a new output at MSC 103. IUMI co-sponsored this paper along with several industry associations.

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  • “COVID-19” Guidance Paper - Impact on the marine insurance industry

    Published April 2020

    This paper gives an overview of the impact of the COVID-19 virus on international marine insurance, on marine insurers and on their clients’ business. Information and developments were accurate at the date of publication.

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  • IUMI statement on the Research & Development and Specialisation Block Exemption Regulations

    Published April 2020

    On 12 February 2020 IUMI submitted this short statement in response to the European Commission’s consultation for the 2019 evaluation of the Research & Development and Specialisation Block Exemption Regulations. The statement is in support of Insurance Europe’s position which is attached to the statement.

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  • Proposal for a new output for the fire protection on containerships

    Published April 2020

    This paper includes a joint proposal by Germany, Bahamas, BIMCO, CESA and IUMI to the IMO Maritime Safety Committee’s 102nd session to review the fire protection and fire detection measures onboard containerships.

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  • Proposal for a new output for the fire protection on containerships – Corrigendum

    Published April 2020

    Proposal for a new output for the fire protection on containerships – Corrigendum

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  • Insurance related economic aspects of containership fires

    Published April 2020

    This document provides information about the economic aspects of containership fires, indicating the need to review the regulations in SOLAS chapter II-2 for the avoidance of damage to containerships, as well as containerized cargoes stowed under deck and on deck of containerships. The paper was submitted by IUMI to the IMO Maritime Safety Committee’s 102nd session.

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  • Analysis of current safety regulations related to firefighting on board containerships

    Published March 2020

    This document provides further information for the assessment of the need to review the regulations in SOLAS chapter II-2 for the avoidance of damage to containerships and containerized cargoes stowed under deck and on deck of container ships. The paper was submitted by IUMI to the IMO Maritime Safety Committee’s 102nd session.

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  • Analysis of fires and firefighting operations on container vessels, 2000 – 2015

    Published March 2020

    This dissertation by Helge Rath published in 2016 analyses 56 fires and firefighting operations on fully cellular container vessels over the period 2000 – 2015.

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  • Revised Guidelines on places of refuge for ships in need of assistance

    Published March 2020

    Following the decision at MSC 100 on a new output for the Sub-Committee on Navigation, Communications and Search and Rescue (NCSR) to revise resolution A.949 (23) on Guidelines on places of refuge for ships in need of assistance, this document sets out a preliminary draft structure and revision of the Guidelines. This is proposed in order to make the Guidelines clearer, up to date and more operational, ensuring that they continue to serve as an effective instrument providing support for all parties involved in handling a ship in need of assistance seeking a place of refuge. IUMI co-sponsored this paper along with EU member States and several industry associations.

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  • IMO Guidance to address bribery and corruption in the maritime sector

    Published February 2020

    In February 2020, IUMI co-sponsored a proposal to the IMO’s Facilitation Committee with respect to developing IMO guidance to address bribery and corruption in the maritime sector.

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Public statements 2019

  • IUMI response to consultation on ESG guide for non-life insurance businesses

    Published April 2020

    IUMI participated in the consultation to revise the first Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) guide for the global insurance industry developed by UN Environment’s Principles for Sustainable Insurance Initiative. The guide is primarily intended for insurance industry participants with non-life insurance business, particularly industrial and commercial insurance business. It is aimed at industry participants who intend to develop their approach to integrating ESG risk considerations into their core insurance business processes and decision-making.

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