UK P&I Club announces general increase for 2013

The board of the UK P&I Club announced a general increase of 7.5% for 2013 when it held its annual board meeting this week.  The premium rating increase is in addition to any increase in the cost of the International Group reinsurance premium for 2013 for the mutual members, which will be determined in the […]

London Gateway raises £20,000 for local charities

London Gateway, the deep-sea container port being developed near Stanford-le-Hope, raised in excess of £20,000 for Essex-based Little Havens Hospice and the Thurrock branch of Foodbank at its stakeholder charity quiz night. The event, which raised funds through a quiz, raffles, auctions and donations, was attended by over 400 people including the project’s contractors, consultants […]

Unravelling the maritime risk management ‘onion’

GAC Protective Solutions has published a new position paper calling for ship owners and operators to adopt a more systematic approach to sea defence, based upon a multi-layered model of non-lethal risk mitigation measures, rather than automatically relying on armed guards for vessel protection. The position paper entitled ‘Sea Crime: Replacing The Fear’ has been […]