The thirteen P&I Clubs which comprise the International Group (IG) between them provide marine liability cover (protection and indemnity) for approximately 90% of the world’s ocean-going tonnage.
Through the unique IG structure, the member Clubs, whilst individually competitive, share between them their large loss exposures, and also share their respective knowledge and expertise on matters relating to shipowners liabilities and the insurance and reinsurance of such liabilities.
Each Group Club is an independent, not-for-profit mutual insurance association, providing cover for its shipowner and charterer members against third party liabilities arising out of the use and operation of ships. Each Club is owned by its shipowner and charterer members, and its operations and activities are overseen by a board of directors, or committee, elected from the membership. The day-to-day operations of the Clubs are handled by professional managers, either “in-house” or external, who are appointed by and report to their Club board/committee.
The above introduction is from the IG website.
The Noord Nederlandsche P&I Club (NNPC) and its Rotterdam based subsidiary NNPC Correspondents are proud to be part of the international P&I system that is indispensable for well-functioning world trade.
NNPC Correspondents is part of the worldwide network of Correspondents that provide services to all P&I Clubs and their members.
The IG organized a webinar for Correspondents in Europe on 23 November 2021. Along with a number of other well-known Correspondents we attended the webinar. It was good to see a lot of people again online, although we would of course have preferred a live conference with Correspondents from all over the world.
London P&I Club’s Garry Stevens, who is also Chair of the IG’s Correspondents Committee, hosted the webinar. A lot of interesting topics were discussed: COVID-19 and vaccination of crew, sustainability, sanctions, container losses, MLC, cyber issues and a lot of other interesting matters.
To highlight just one topic that is keeping us all busy every day: crew mental health and wellbeing. Too often seafarers do not get the support and (medical) attention they deserve. No doubt all Correspondents are standing-by to render assistance to ship owners and their crews in these difficult circumstances, now and in the forthcoming years.