Insurance

  • Gov't moving to claim 100 bln won in...

    The South Korean government has been in talks with a local trade association to get some 100 billion won (US$88.5 million) in insurance money to defray the cost related to the sinking of the Sewol ferry, an official source said.

  • Singapore Marine Insurance Conference 2017 to...

    In its continued efforts toward engaging the marine insurance and maritime communities, the General Insurance Association of Singapore (GIA) said it is organising its inaugural marine insurance conference, gathering international Industry leaders to discuss the latest developments and explore emerging topics from across the marine insurance and maritime-related industries.

  • Greek company must face B.C. court for 2015 MV...

    A Federal Court judge has rejected an application for judicial review filed by a Greece-based company facing charges in a 2015 fuel spill in Vancouver’s English Bay, saying it must make its case in British Columbia Supreme Court.

  • Smooth sailing on the high seas

    A shipowner seeking finance in Hong Kong has a plethora of choices including debt financing from the many international banks with a shipping portfolio, leasing or, in the case of a public company, it may choose to issue shares or bonds.

  • Kennedys boosts Asia-Pacific expertise with Clyde...

    International law firm Kennedys has boosted its international marine insurance and shipping practice, and particularly its Korean expertise, with the appointment of disputes partner Deug Rong (“DR”) Lee from Clyde & Co. DR joins Kennedys’ international marine insurance and shipping team, which came about as a result of their merger with Waltons & Morse in November last year. He will be based in the firm’s London office.

  • Smooth sailing on the high seas

    As one of Asia’s premier financial centre, Hong Kong offers shipowners and maritime industry service providers a wide range of key financial and insurance options, facilitating the continued development of the industry

  • Autonomous ship regulation ‘a bigger challenge...

    Likely upcoming remote-controlled vessels and Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS) will force all members of the maritime sector and maritime nations to cooperate in ensuring a regulatory regime is in place that covers unmanned ships, according to a gathering at the Insurance institute of London (IIL) covered by Insurance Marine News.

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Piracy spikes shipowners' demand for kidnap and ransom insurance

There is a marked increase in shipowners opting for kidnap and ransom insurance across Southeast Asia and the Gulf of Aden region because of recent attacks on merchant vessels, executives involved in the deals in Europe and Asia said during the recent Sea Asia conference in Singapore.

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Hong Kong insurance sector looks to its future in new report

The Financial Services Development Council (the "Council") issued an important report, titled: "Turning Crisis into Opportunities: Hong Kong as an Insurance Hub with Development Focuses on Reinsurance, Marine and Captive" (the "Report"). The Report aims to promote business in the Hong Kong insurance market with closer cooperation with China, particularly under the One Belt, One Road initiative.

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