No growth for Ocean Hull insurance premiums in 2018 but indications might suggest a modest recovery

Today’s IUMI (International Union of Marine Insurance) conference in Toronto, Canada heard from Rama Chandran, chair of IUMI’s Ocean Hull Committee who reported zero change in the sector’s global premium base in 2018. Global hull premiums were recorded at USD 7 billion which represented 24.4% of the total marine underwriting …

Adam D. Tihany confirmed as Keynote Speaker at Cruise Ship Interiors Expo Europe

The first six high profile speakers have been confirmed for the inaugural Cruise Ship Interiors Expo Europe conference, which debuts at Fira Barcelona between 4-5th December, 2019. Leaders from across the sector are being lined up to give inspirational and thought-provoking presentations at the CSIE event, raising the key opportunities and …

Game-changing VIKING LifeCraft™ gets 100% approval

VIKING’s entire LifeCraft™ system has now obtained flag state approval as a novel life-saving appliance to be installed on passenger ships for the utmost safety in evacuation emergencies. VIKING Life-Saving Equipment A/S, the leading global safety products manufacturer and service provider, has announced the first flag state approval of its entire …

YSA Design proves natural choice for exclusive SeaDream Global Yachting club

Proven experience in smaller ultra-luxury cruise ships and a lasting relationship with the pioneer of superyacht vacationing are behind the selection of YSA Design as the design partner for the truly special SeaDream Yacht Club vessel SeaDream Innovation. Innovation will offer yachting lifestyle standards to guests occupying 100 ocean-view suites, developed around …