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EU Conflict Minerals Regulation: What you need to know

IUMI facilitates the dialogue and raises awareness concerning environmental, social and governance issues within the maritime industry that have direct impact on marine insurers, focusing on the new regulatory requirements related to conflict minerals.

Remote surveys on the rise: Pros and Cons

The COVID-19 pandemic has forcefully shown the importance of digitalization and new technologies within the shipping industry, with remote surveys already taking place. Yet, as the industry is now entering the digital world, the challenges are obvious, forcing the maritime sector to rapidly adapt to the smart era.

How is the marine insurance sector dealing with COVID-19

IUMI published a guidance paper providing an overview of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on marine insurers and their clients’ business. The paper focuses on the microeconomic impact, the impact on marine and logistics, as well as on marine insurance industry.

Containership fires highlighted during IMO Sub-committee

During the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Sub-Committee on Ship Systems and Equipment (SSE) Gard discussed about containership fires from the insurer’s perspective and the challenge they appear to be for the maritime industry, recommending solutions and technologies that can improve the existent situation.

Containership hit by fire off Mozambique

The container vessel “EM-Oinousses” experienced an engine room fire while it was sailing  from Maputo to Mombasa, which the crew was able to put out, but the vessel ended up sailing uncontrollable. A salvage company conducted salvage operations and its helped the crewmembers onboard to safely disembark at the port of Nacala, without any injuries, on January 21.

Container fires onboard: Time to take action

Cargo fires are not only an environmental concern but also cause large losses leading to severe business disruption and operator’s reputational damage. No matter how we have progressed on tackling with firefighting onboard, it can only take one container to start a fire onboard a large vessel.

IUMI: Marine insurance market future remains uncertain

The International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) has released its 2019 statistical report, presenting a variety of statistical data for the maritime sector and the insurance market, highlighting the global uncertainty in the shipping industry and how this affects trade, the oil and gas industry, as well as the offshore sector.