No general increase at North, but small rise in P&I Class deductible

North P&I Club will not be implementing a general increase for policy year 2019/20, but there will be an increase of a minimum of $1,000 per deductible for all owned deductibles below $25,000. The Club anticipated a combined ratioof about 110% for the 2018/19 policy year which, combined with...

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Single Window mechanism adopted in Ukraine to ease goods transit

A single window mechanism has been adopted in the Ukraine which officials said would optimize customs procedures when moving goods across Ukraine borders.  A new law “On Amendments to the Customs Code of Ukraine” would also impact the controversial ballast water sampling by local ecological...

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ITF says death of seafarer “proves that lashing is dockers’ work

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) have said that the case of a Filipino seafarer dying in Dublin while doing lashing work on a container proved how vital it was that this kind of work was performed by dock workers, not seafarers....

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California says flag country’s AFS certificate is not enough

Gard has reported an update in the bio-fouling regulations in California, where the State Land Commission (SLC) clarified the rules under which vessels berthing in California were required to operate. The California SLC has said that an International Anti-Fouling System (AFS) Certificate issued by...

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No general increase, deductibles unchanged at American Club

At its meeting in New York last Thursday November 15th, the American Club Board said that there would be no general increase for the 2019/20 policy year. Neither would deductibles be increased. American Club observed that the overall direction of the global freight markets remained ambiguous. While...

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Lübcke Marine renamed Regent Marine to match majority shareholder

Bremen-based marine insurance broker Lübcke Marine Assekuranzmakler GmbH has renamed itself Regent Marine Assekuranzmakler GmbH. The broker offers a range of insurance services covering from hull & machinery, liability insurance through to legal expenses insurance for the maritime and inland shipping sector. Lübcke Marine was formed in 2005. Since 2012 Regent Insurance Brokers (Europe) GmbH…

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