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.
Reason magazine reveals the seven exposures that could jeopardise your cargo and disrupt your supply chain, and how to develop a loss control programme.
Our video where TT Club shares an expert view of the freight market for brokers is now available on demand. The video, which was originally part of Broker Expo Live, sees Brian Sullivan talk to Insurance Age deputy editor, Sian Barton about the history and development of the freight market.
With any technology involving automation and the replacement of accident-prone humans by ultra-safe computers, the pace of change is breath-taking. Post’s article highlights the development of autonomous ships which could be trialled within a year and exploited commercially before the decade is out.