The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology Port of Vancouver USATelestackBühler GmbHCoaltrans Global 2021Port of Stockton
  • Cleveland Cascades Ltd
  • Cimbria
  • Port of South Louisiana
  • Port of Stockton
  • TBA Group
  • Sailors Society

North P&I launches new product line

North P&I launches new product line

(Posted on 06/05/20)

A new offering from North P&I Club is designed for larger ocean-going vessels and will complement the H&M insurance already available from Sunderland Marine for fishing vessels and other small craft. North expect that the new line will be taken up by a number of Members, whilst it is also open to non-Members. The focus from an underwriting perspective will be on quality of risk and suitability of terms.

North P&I Club is a leading global marine insurer providing P&I, FD&D, war risks and ancillary insurance to over 230 million GT of owned and chartered tonnage. Through its guaranteed subsidiary Sunderland Marine, North is also a leading insurer of fishing vessels, small craft, aquaculture risks and owners’ fixed premium P&I cover.

In support of the product, North has added significant underwriting expertise from within Lloyd’s to its H&M insurance teams with the appointment of James Sutton (Class Underwriter) and Alex Fuller (Senior Underwriting Executive). James and Alex will be based in North’s London office at 5 Lloyd’s Avenue.

Thya Kathiravel, North’s Chief Underwriting Officer, commented, “Diversification is a significant feature of North’s overall strategic direction. We are introducing a high-quality H&M product and service proposition developed in consultation with James and Alex. We are confident that this new venture will bring sizeable financial benefits for our mutual membership.”

James Sutton commented, “North is a class-leading marine insurer with an enviable global network and unique culture. We are delighted to be joining North and look forward to strengthening its position in the market with an enhanced product offering. We share a vision for North Hull that is both sustainable and has client service at its core”.

North’s strategic ambitions for underwriting are further confirmed by two other appointments. Nick Wolfe has been appointed as an underwriting department Director. Nick joins North from Aon, where he was the global broker’s Head of Shipping for Asia, based in Singapore. In addition, Andrew Hearne has been appointed as Director responsible for members, traders and charterers in the Europe region. Andrew joined North in 2017 from a London-based P&I insurer.

Paul Jennings, Chief Executive of North P&I Club, noted: “Everyone at North is extremely excited with these new developments and the recruitment of James and Alex. The H&M market is undergoing a period of notable change, and we believe that now is the time for North to utilise its existing underwriting platform and enter the market. We have a clear vision for this project, underpinned by our sound underwriting principles which will ensure our success. Nick’s arrival together with Andrew’s appointment to Director will further supplement North’s underwriting expertise and capabilities in key markets, and I wish them all well for the future.”

Latest News

New security guidance from ICS

(Posted on 11/04/21)

As recent news reports highlight, the shipping industry continues to face threats such as piracy, kidnapping... Read more


Algoma takes delivery of latest Equinox Class bulker

(Posted on 06/04/21)

Algoma Central Corporation, a leading supplier of marine transportation services, has announced that... Read more


Wavespec announces management buyout

(Posted on 06/04/21)

Wavespec, as the last technical entity within Braemar Shipping Services Plc, has announced that it is... Read more


Vaccination lottery for dry bulk sector

(Posted on 31/03/21)

INTERCARGO believes that, once again seafarers are falling victim to the lack of focus and joined up... Read more


Suez demonstrates importance of shipping

(Posted on 28/03/21)

As efforts to refloat the Ever Given continue, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has released... Read more


GTMaritime moves to employee ownership

(Posted on 28/03/21)

GTMaritime has announced that it has transitioned its business to an Employee Owned Trust (EOT), in... Read more


Joint research on autonomous ships risk

(Posted on 28/03/21)

Leading classification society ClassNK has begun joint investigative research with Sompo Japan Insurance... Read more


Western Bulk looks to “promising” 2021

(Posted on 22/03/21)

Oslo-based global dry bulk operator, Western Bulk has published its 2020 Annual Report with a full year... Read more


Reducing seafarer anxiety and sadness

(Posted on 22/03/21)

International maritime charity Sailors’ Society’s Wellness at Sea training and support reduces... Read more


Great Eastern adds to bulk fleet

(Posted on 17/03/21)

The Great Eastern Shipping Company Limited (G E Shipping) has signed a contract to buy a second-hand... Read more


Sailors SocietyCimbriaCleveland Cascades LtdTOC EventsPort of South LouisianaTBA Group
  • Telestack
  • Coaltrans Global 2021
  • Port of Vancouver USA

Subscribe to our newsletter

Keep up to date with the latest global news in bulk cargo handling and shipping