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The Radical


... exception. 175 years is a venerable age, and deserves commemoration. What does it mean to the firm to have a history that spans so many years? "I think one of the reasons that the company has lasted...

I think one of the reasons that the company has lasted 175 years is that we have a company culture that not only focuses on money, but also on values.
– John Wiik

The Founding of Marine Benefits


Marine Benefits was founded a pure sales/marketing company, and the actual handling of claims was outsourced to other companies. It did not take us long to conclude that the company was a success;...

One for All and All for One


The Establishment The first permanent associations were set up towards the end of the 1830s, during a period of growth in shipping and shipbuilding in the country. Before that time, the usual pra...

A Turning Point


... normal procedure, was repealed and a new amendment was set: for the first time in Norwegian maritime history, a board of inquiry was established and replaced the maritime declaration. This board was...

I think it was something of an eye-opener and a sneak peak at how such incidents would be dealt with in the future. – Åge Solberg

Mr. Engine


The solution, a 550-page handwritten book, lies in front of him on his coffee table in his flat in Flaktveit in Bergen. It is the result of 23 months of intensive work on the sofa. “Once I had s...

A lot of the practical knowledge I have accumulated over the years simply cannot be found in textbooks.
– Jan Arne Markussen

History

180 years have passed since our first owners found mutuality to be the answer to the problem of finding risk capital. Read more in our Network blog.

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History

180 years have passed since our first owners found mutuality to be the answer to the problem of finding risk capital. Read more in our Network blog.

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Brief history of loss of hire insurance

Loss of hire insurance does not have a very long history and tradition. Such insurance was rarely taken out by shipowners before the Suez Canal crisis in 1956.  Air strikes by the British and French forces aimed at preventing President Nasser of Egypt from taking control of the Suez Canal resulted in the demobilisation of several vessels and the closing of the Canal. Because of the ensuing international crisis, the Canal remained closed for a number of years. The pattern of commercial shipping...

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Bergen Maritime Museum

... of Norwegian shipping from ancient times and until the present day. The exhibitions are mainly based on sources from Bergen, which always been one of the largest seafaring ports in Norway. Therefore, they also provide a representative picture of the history of shipping, its development and importance to Bergen and Norway in the past and today. The exhibitions offer a vast collection of ship models – including Viking ships – paintings, marine archaeological findings and various items related...

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Norwegian Hull Club opens its London office


... continued desire to work closely with all our brokers and clients wherever they are based. London has a long history and a strong reputation as the main hub for international insurance. We have devel...

Relocation of Oslo office


Norwegian Hull Club 's Oslo office has a long history in Rådhusgata 25, sharing a building with both Norwegian Shipowner's Association and The Norwegian Shipowner's Mutual War Risks Insurance Associa...

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... engagement, inspiration and knowledge that has built up over more than 180 years.Whilst we are proud of our history, and bring along experience and knowledge, the Club is also embracing innovative an...

The Radical


... exception. 175 years is a venerable age, and deserves commemoration. What does it mean to the firm to have a history that spans so many years? "I think one of the reasons that the company has lasted...

I think one of the reasons that the company has lasted 175 years is that we have a company culture that not only focuses on money, but also on values.
– John Wiik

The Visionary Man


... This is the daily workplace of the former diplomat and professor with a background in philosophy and history. After 33 years of diplomatic service for his native country, Singapore, the accredited pr...

In twenty years I think it will be very clear that the Asian century will be well underway.
– Kishore Mahbubani

Solutions to the conflict of interest between the hull insurer and the loss of hire insurer

Problems related to the co-ordination of the hull cover and the loss of hire cover have a long history and have been discussed many times, both in relation to hull conditions and in relation to loss of hire conditions. A very thorough discussion is found in the Commentary to the 1972 conditions, pages 39-46 and 77-80. Reference is also made to pages 2-3 of the Commentary to the 1977 Amendments, to page 18 of the Commentary to the 1993 conditions and to the Commentary to Cl. 19-9 of the Plan. One...

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