We provide protection and indemnity cover with other insurances for shipowners, charterers and offshore energy operators. We are S&P ‘A’ rated and one of the premier mutual P&I insurers by tonnage and membership.
Teams of marine and technical personnel provide advice and best
practices that underpin our ability to manage risks, deliver value and sustain financial security
Through offices in major hubs and a network of correspondents we cover
the globe, responding to incidents with immediate, practical advice and ongoing support to resolve matters as positively as possible.
Standard Club is a specialist marine and energy insurer known for its diverse membership, pioneering loss prevention expertise and attractive pricing.
In 2013 the Brazilian Customs authorities authorised terminals to allow delivery of cargo upon the presentation of an Import Declaration, a copy of the Bill of Lading (front and reverse) and proof that they have paid the respective taxes, without the need for the importer/consignee to produce the original Bill of Lading. This was concerning for carriers because cargo released by the terminal without production of the original Bill of Lading clearly increases the risk of mis-delivery, with little or no recourse for the carrier against terminals as they are ‘complying’ with the local law. However, in response to pressure from the maritime industry, the Customs authorities have now reintroduced the obligation of the receiver / consignee to produce the original Bill of Lading, along with various other customs documentation, before delivery of the goods can be made from ports and terminals. This is a welcome development for carriers and their P&I insurers as it considerably reduces the risk of mis-delivery claims and brings Brazil back into line with well-established international law and practice.