Webinar on SOLAS Container Weight Requirements

IUMI’s first online learning event took place on Tuesday, 21 June 2016. This webinar kicked off 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. Once the new regulation is fully implemented and practiced, it will contribute significantly to the safety of seafarers, ships and their cargoes.

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

To view the recording, please click here.

To view the slides, please click here


Nordic Marine Insurance Education Programme

The Nordic Marine Insurance Association Cefor offers a one-year part-time Nordic Marine Insurance Education programme. The 2016-2017 programme is now fully booked, but you may contact Cefor for the 2017-18 programme.  


XII. International Risk Management Conference

April 14-15, 2016 in Almaty (Kazakhstan)

Almaty, in the heart of Eurasia, will once again host the XII International Risk Management Conference 2016. Conference participants include representatives of Government agencies, The National Bank of Kazakhstan, senior managers from international (re)insurance companies and brokers, banks, multinational companies, independent economic and risk management specialists, major international audit companies, international rating agencies. The conference will also be attended by investors from various industries, who can offer the most detailed answers to the questions of interest and discuss the possibility of investment for businesses

Please visit the official website at www.IRMC.kz to obtain more information previous conferences or visit IRMC Brochure 2016.


GAIF Oil & Gas Conference

May 24-26, 2016 in Beirut 

The General Arab Insurance Federation "GAIF" Conference was held in Beirut from the 24th to the 26th May 2016. It was attended by more than 1.500 participants from all over the world.

Theme: "The Challenges of the Arab Insurers for the Future" with the following sessions:

The Future of the Oil & Gas Industry for Arab Insurers

The Future of Digitalisation

The Future Reconstruction of Arab Countries

The GAIF Conference is a unique opportunity to meet with Arab Insurers. For more information visit  www.gaifbeirut2016.com.


Nordic Marine Insurance Plan of 2013 Version 2016

October 28-30 in Oslo


The course covered all relevant chapters of the Nordic Marine Insurance Plan of 2013, Version 2016, taught through practical exercises and examples.

Please find further information here:http://cefor.no/Education/News/Nordic-Plan-training-course-28-30-October-2015/


ACAL - GAIF Oil & Gas Conference

June 3-4, 2015 in Beirut 

Under the patronage of his Excellency Dr. Alain Hakim, Minister of Economy & Trade, the Lebanese Insurance Association (ACAL) had invited interested parties to attend the Oil & Gas conference in Beirut in June 2015. During the event the Lebanese Public Administration introduced the Lebanese Oil and Gas Industry. In addition the insurance aspect was developed at length. 

Please find further information here: Invitation ACAL-GAIF Oil and Gas Conference

GAIF Members

2nd International Cargo Insurance Conference

Following the success of ICIC 2014, attended by over 220 delegates from the UK and International maritime community, we are delighted to advise that the next conference takes place on the 8th & 9th June, 2015 Crowne Plaza Hotel, Oxfordshire, England

Please find registration and further details here: www.cargo-conference.co.uk  

For additional information please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

XI International Risk Management Conference in Almaty; 

April 16–17, 2015 in Almaty (Kazakhstan),

Almaty, in the heart of Eurasia, will host the XI International Risk Management Conference. Top experts, politicians and businessmen from around 40 countries will gather together to share with you new approaches, suggestions and recommendations over all spheres of risk management. 

Please find further information here: XI International Risk Management Conference in Almaty


4th International Annual Conference of RUMI "Marine Insurance in Russia 2014"

Russian marine insurance is a dynamically growing segment of the global insurance market. All current issues of insurance will be under discussion by Russian and international experts during the annual conference of RUMI Marine Insurance scheduled to take place on November 20, 2014 in Moscow, Russia. Participants from the Russian Union of Marine Insurers, members of the National Chamber of Shipping and of the Union of Russian Shipowners, Russian and overseas insurance companies, P&I clubs, maritime lawyers and surveryors are expected.

Please find further information here: International Annual Conference of RUMI 2014


TradeWinds Marine Risk Forum


The TradeWinds Marine Risk Forum has been helping shipowners, risk managers, legal and claims directors achieve better outcomes from their marine insurance since 2007.

This year will be no exception with a focus on New Directions providing delegates with new and valuable insights into shipowners’ changing requirements, background on how the broking market is evolving and how underwriters and P&I Clubs are responding.

We cover a wide range of hot topics including answers to some of the most difficult areas, such as the perennial challenge of profitable hull underwriting, the ever-evolving offering from brokers, P&I Club diversification, COFRs, implications of the rise of Asia, progress on streamlining GA claims, P&I Club finances, difficulties connected to electronic bills of lading and the risks to crew, vessels and cargo from piracy and theft.

Designed to deliver both knowledge leadership and lively debate, the Forum offers a unique combination of marine insurance commentary, analysis and networking.  Act now to join key individuals plotting the future course of marine insurance. If you are a TradeWinds subscriber, you can benefit from an advanced rate delegate fee when you register online and pay before April 25th  http://www.tradewindsevents.com/events/marine-risk-forum-2014/




London International Shipping Week

London International Shipping Week is a new and high profile industry event focusing on London’s vital role in the positive development of global shipping, scheduled for September 9-13, 2013.

More than 30 events are already scheduled to take place during London International Shipping Week, ranging from conferences and receptions to seminars, workshops and strategic meetings, with more being announced every day. 

London International Shipping Week opens with a Charity Golf Day at Walton Heath Golf Course, benefiting Apostleship of the Sea, Mission to Seafarers, Sailors’ Society and Seafarers UK. 

Please visit www.londoninternationalshippingweek.com for details of events taking place during the week.



3rd International Annual Conference of RUMI "Marine Insurance in Russia 2013"

Russian marine insurance is a dynamically growing segment of the global insurance market. All current issues of insurance will be under discussion by Russian and international experts during the annual conference of RUMI Marine Insurance scheduled to take place on November 21, 2013 in Moscow, Russia. 

Please find further information here: International Annual Conference of RUMI 2013



Maritime Emergencies and their aftermath

On 28 and 29 November 2013 FEMAS and AIPAM will organize a joint European conference at Genoa, Italy.
Please find further information here: Conference; Preliminary Programme








Additional institutes offering transport and maritime education

Cefor Academy

National Maritime College of Ireland

ITMMA - Institute of Transport and Maritime Management Antwerp

GlobalMet - Global Maritime Education & Training Association

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