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Gallagher Marine is committed to providing risk management and insurance protection to the marine industry. Our client-centered focus is designed to keep you up-to-date on issues affecting the industry. As we discover relevant information and resources about hot topics and trends, we will share them with you in our resource area to help keep you informed.

  • The Complexity of Project Cargo [ Webinar]

    Register now for our free webinar on Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 at 2PM CST as Kord Spielmann & Mark Cote discuss the risks of Project Cargo.

  • Market Report: Marine Industry Update - October 2017 [ Market Report]

    A glut of capacity in the U.S. marine insurance market has created one of the softest markets in recent history for operators on the American waterways. Domestic insurers have been forced to underwrite policies at aggressively priced rates in order to hold onto existing business and attract new policyholders.

  • Market Report: Marine Industry Update [ Market Report]

    In 2016, commercial throughput in U.S. ports and fleet growth have remained flat with single digit growth and offshore energy service companies have seen a dramatic slowdown, with many companies laying up vessels. The knock-on effect to marine insurance companies is that layup return premium erodes the overall premium base.

  • Global Cargo Insurance [ Webinar]

    This webinar is directed to clients interested in learning about multinational admitted insurance programs to meet the statutory, regulatory, and tax compliance needs that exist in today’s globalized economy. The presentation will cover what creates the need for a global program, atatutory and tax compliance and Structures & implementation considerations

  • Gallagher Marine Group Saves Contractor 27% While Improving Coverage [ Case Study]

    Gallagher’s Marine team contacted a marine construction & dredging contractor prospect three months before their insurance renewal. The company’s rates and premium were already aggressively priced, so we offered to perform a thorough review of the company’s risk management program to see if there were any issues with their current program.

  • Marine Practice Group Webinar [ Webinar]

    Recently, the Government Accountability Office, the Department of Homeland Security and the United States Coast Guard have all issued warnings regarding the vulnerability of the maritime industry to cyberattacks and have provided suggestions to reduce the risk.

  • Availability of Punitive Damages in Maritime Claims [ Article]

    Insuring punitive damages has been a “dicey” question for the insurance market for years, since the modification of social opinion of judges and juries has made the awarding of punitive damages, in addition to compensatory damages, an enormous threat to the viability of a business or organization found negligent. Review this chart, provided by Jones Walker, regarding the “availability” of punitive damages in different scenarios given recent developments in case law.

  • Cyber Liability in the Marine Industry [ Whitepaper]

    Recently, the Government Accountability Office, Department of Homeland Security and United States Coast Guard have all issued warnings regarding the vulnerability of the maritime industry to cyber attacks and have provided suggestions to reduce the risk.

  • Port Improves Coverage, Reduces Costs [ Case Study]

    Municipal port looks to Gallagher Marine to obtain insurance cost reductions and policy improvements with their existing carrier.

  • Port Authority: Pollution and Remediation Legal Liability [ Case Study]

    Challenging Port Authority Pollution Project Gets Multi-Year, A+ Coverage

  • Client Faces Renewal Under Difficult Circumstances and Ends up with a Reduced Premium [ Case Study]

    A long-term marine client was facing insurance renewal under difficult circumstances. Gallagher was able to leverage their strong relationships with underwriters to save the client 11% compared to their prior premium.

  • Client Saves 11% in Premium with Drastically Improved Coverage [ Case Study]

    A dredging contractor was approaching insurance renewal. Their existing broker was slow to respond to their issues and told them to expect a rate increase. Gallagher was able to provide better coverage for less money.

  • Client Saves 55% in Coverage Costs [ Case Study]

    A manufacturing client was looking to reduce their freight forwarder insurance costs. Gallagher successfully consolidated all coverage into a single policy with a single underwriter, saving the company more than 55%.

  • Gallagher Marine P&I Commercial Market Review: October 2014 [ Market Report]

    Within the Marine industry, 2014 has revealed more challenges for some of the new fixed premium market facilities - in particular, those new entrants competing for market share. With the average owned property and insurance (P&I) rate at a five-year low, and with more facilities entering an already soft market, only time will tell as to how long some of these facilities will last. However, we currently do not see the Marine insurers market consolidating in the short to medium term. In fact, we see the market continuing to expand with average rates continuing to decrease. This Gallagher Marine P&I 2014 Commercial Market Review offers a recap of key industry issues.

  • Shipowners Take Note: The Impact of Federal Sanctions Imposed Against Russia [ Article]

    President Obama recently issued three Executive Orders (“E. O.”) in response to the annexation of Crimea by Russia. These E.O.s can impose sanctions on named officials of the Russian government, any individual or entity that operates in the Russian arms industry - and any designated individual or entity that acts on behalf of, or that provides material or other support to, any senior Russian government official. We recommend that shipowners (U.S. Persons) consider monitoring the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list.

  • A Minute for Safety - Personal Hygiene [ Minute For Safety Newsletter]

    Personal hygiene is the basic concept of cleaning, grooming and caring for our bodies. While it is an important part of our daily lives at home, personal hygiene isn’t just about combed shiny hair and brushed teeth; its important for worker health and safety in the workplace.

  • A Minute for Safety - Lithium Battery Handling [ Minute For Safety Newsletter]

    Lithium and lithium-ion batteries are rechargeable batteries used in consumer products such as laptops, cell phones, medical devices, automobile and aerospace applications. Proper storage and handling of lithium batteries maintains their integrity and can prevent fires, explosions and potential exposures.

  • Un Minuto para la Seguridad - Manipulación de las baterías de litio [ Minute For Safety Newsletter]

    Las baterías de litio y de ion de litio son baterías recargables que se utilizan en productos de consumo tales como computadoras portátiles, teléfonos celulares, dispositivos médicos, automóviles y aplicaciones aeroespaciales.

  • A Minute for Safety - Electrical Safety - Know the Ground Rules [ Minute For Safety Newsletter]

    Electricity is an essential source of energy for most work-related operations. However, fewer sources have a greater potential to cause harm than electricity. Working safely with electricity is possible if you are trained in, understand, and follow certain basic ground rules.

  • Un Minuto para la Seguridad - Seguridad Eléctrica Conozca las Normas Básicas [ Minute For Safety Newsletter]

    La electricidad es una fuente esencial de energía para la mayoría de las operaciones relacionadas con la agricultura. Sin embargo, pocas fuentes tienen un mayor potencial de causar daño que la electricidad. Es posible trabajar con seguridad con la electricidad si usted tiene la capacitación necesaria, entiende y sigue ciertas normas básicas.

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  • Disaster and Emergency―Preparation Guides and Resources [ Toolkit]

    The devastation and magnitude of natural catastrophes―from hurricanes and flooding to wildfires and snowstorms―is almost unimaginable. While most of these situations cannot be prevented, preparation and recovery plans are critical to managing through it all and understanding the resources available to assist you afterward.

Visit our Disasters & Emergencies section with resources, preparation and planning recommendations.