The practical implications, and benefits, of blockchain for the risk and insurance business are only just beginning to be realised. This article sheds light on the latest developments surrounding XL Catlin’s blockchain platform designed specifically for marine risks.
Damaged goods happen: goods stored in a warehouse get wet; designer clothing packed in a cargo container that’s damaged in transit are determined to be damaged at delivery; and so on. This article highlights the value of contingency planning and how companies can mitigate any impact.
This report converts analysis of shipping losses throughout 2017 into insights to help the industry manage the risks and challenges it faces, including the 'new Bermuda Triangle', cyber threats, fire risk management and emerging route risks brought about by climate change.
As autonomous cars feature increasingly in the headlines, it seems the world of shipping is not far behind, with various manufacturers and stakeholders turning their attention to the development of self-navigating cargo ships. This article focuses on the threats and opportunities presented.
As seafaring experience becomes less relevant, marine risk engineers will require expertise in a diverse range of fields like automation, cybersecurity and construction. This article focuses on the latest developments impacting the shipping industry and the implications for marine risk engineers.
Brazil is among the ten largest “port economies” in the world, with around one billion tons of cargo handled in 2017. This article highlights the measures driving the sector and how insurance can contribute towards the development of Brazilian ports.
This whitepaper explains the reasons for marine cargo insurance and the different circumstances for when this may be required, as well as examining some topical issues for the market. Topics covered: an explanation of incoterms; insurance cover available; case studies of marine insurance incidents.
The Washington State Supreme Court ruled on March 9, 2017 that an injured Alaskan commercial fisherman could claim punitive damages resulting from the unseaworthiness of a fishing trawler. This article highlights the significance of the case for commercial ship owners.
115m tonnes of freight were handled in the first quarter of 2017, and this figure only looks to rise as container ships get bigger, better and faster.
This two page quarterly report provides key highlights and developments for the emerging risks that have recently generated notable activity and media attention. Topics covered: Artificial Intelligence risks and opportunities; InsurTech; autonomous shipping.