Webinar on SOLAS Container Weight Requirements

IUMI’s first online learning event will take place on Tuesday, 21 June 2016. This webinar launches a series of online sessions on a variety of topical issues. 

Recent amendments to SOLAS regulation V1/2 for the verification of the weight of containers require a packed container’s gross mass to be certified prior to stowage on board a vessel. The new rules come into force on July 1, 2016. The shipper is responsible for providing the verified weight and ensuring it is communicated in the shipping documents to the ship’s master or representative, and the terminal representative, sufficiently in advance in order to be used in the ship stowage preparation plan. Many shipping and logistics companies won’t be ready for this new resolution and this is likely to affect the cargo insurance sector in the short term.

Steffen Maelicke, Counsel at Dabelstein & Passehl, Hamburg, will share his insights into the requirements and implications for the insurance industry shortly before the new rules come into force.

If you are interested to participate in the programme, please contact Hendrike Kühl, Policy Director at IUMI at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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IUMI welcomes new Container Weighing Directive

Press Release, 23rd May 2016

Position paper on EU Offshore Safety Directive

Position Paper of the International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) on the Offshore Safety Directive May 2016

IUMI welcomes revised York-Antwerp Rules

Press Release, 9th May 2016  


Ships in Need of Assistance seeking a Place of Refuge

Against the background of past maritime accidents in European waters, the VTMIS Directive includes a number of provisions concerning ships in need of assistance seeking a place of refuge. The Directive builds on the IMO-Guidelines on places of refuge, and establishes obligations for the different parties involved in such incidents.

In the aftermath of the MSC Flaminia incident, an expert group on EU level was established in 2013 under the chairmanship of the Commission comprising all EU Member States. This group developed EU Operational Guidelines to complement national plans and apply to situations where it is likely that more than one State may become involved, or where the incident falls outside the jurisdiction of any Member State.

The EU Operational Guidelines were drafted in a common effort including EU Member States, and several industry stakeholders including IUMI, with the support of the Commission and EMSA. They aim at a robust operational process leading to well-advised and, where possible, quicker decision making. At the same time, they should contribute to promoting positive attitudes – within Governments, authorities, and the industry – for the purposes of Places of Refuge. The final guidelines were published in January 2016 and can be found here. To underline the cooperation between EU member states and maritime industry stakeholders a Joint Declaration of EU and industry stakeholders including IUMI was published on 27 January 2016 and can be found here.



Press during IUMI 2015 Conference in Berlin

IUMI calls for retention of vessel records on change of ownership

Press release, 10th September 2015

Tianjin explosion highlights growth of accumulation risks

Press release, 17th August 2015

IUMI 2015 asks if current business drivers are creating a new standard for marine insurance

Press release, 23rd July 2015

IUMI President raises concerns for marine insurance

Press release, 14th May 2015

IUMI Spring Statistics now available

Press release, 31st March 2015; Spring statistics report a continued reduction in total losses

IUMI announces common theme for 2015 conference

Press release, 28th January 2015

IUMI appoints Navigate PR as Public Relations and Communications advisor

Press release, 15th January 2015



IUMI update on the CMI Reform of the York Antwerp Rules - Article by Ben Browne, Thomas Cooper LLP, London

Update on the Reform of the York-Antwerp Rules

IUMI responds to the European Commission Consultation on the Insurance Block Exemption Regulation (IBER) 

Response, November 2014

IUMI takes position on the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA)

Release, October 2014

IUMI supports the International Salvage Union's commitment to insurers 

Release, 2 October 2014

IUMI Council approves new IUMI Articles of Association

Release, September 2014

IUMI celebrates 140th anniversary with Hong Kong conference

Press Release, 9 September 2014

IUMI 2014 Conference in Hong Kong ideal venue to discuss market issues

IUMI Spring Statistics 2014 are now available:
Maritime Maisie brings sharp focus to Shipowners', Salvadors' and Insurers' campaign to urge governments to adopt IMO Places of Refuge Guidelines
Gooding to take on IMO role for IUMI


EU Recognized Organisations - Mutual Recognition
Implementation of Regulation (EU) 391/2009
General Review of the York Antwerp Rules on General Average
CMI Questionnaire - Response of the International Union of Marine Insurance IUMI
Marine Market Future on agenda at annual conference
Major Speakers unveiled as IUMI heads for London
IUMI endorses the report regarding the examination of Flexitanks 
IUMI supports effort to establish "Arctic Marine Best Practice Declaration"
A voluntary"Arctic Marine Best Practice Declaration" for marine operations in the Arctic has been issued.
IUMI has declared its support and fully endorses the idea behind the Declaration.
IUMI Spring Statistics Released
IUMI calls for greater access to inspection Data - Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control (Paris MoU)

Articles of Association

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