the charterers P&I club
We are an international team of reputable, dedicated and knowledgeable marine insurance professionals, proud of delivering high quality insurance products and advisory services to companies that charter vessels to carry cargo by sea.
With the creation of the Charterers P&I Club in London in 1986, we set up the first vehicle dedicated exclusively to charterers and rapidly established ourselves as a respected market leader. Since then we have consolidated this position and our international team of maritime professionals can offer clients unrivalled levels of expertise and experience in this specialised and technical field. This formidable resource is backed up by an insurance policy underwritten by one of the world’s largest insurance companies, with a market-leading financial rating.
Our comprehensive charterers’ liability cover and freight demurrage and defence insurance are available to all charterers and traders. Currently, the Club has insured over 400 charterers and 16,000 vessels. Our client pool includes clients from large shipping companies and cargo interests who might only have a few requirements for a handful of fixtures per annum.
Exclusively for Charterers
The shipping industry operates in a liability environment. These days, it has become more legislative thanks to the increasing amount of regulations on pollution and safety.
Charterers are exposed to different risks, either through contractual indemnities and liabilities or to other third parties. For these reasons, Charterers P&I as part of the MECO Group offer liability insurance exclusively for charterers.
Passage planning – an incident of unseaworthiness or if done badly an example of negligent navigation?
In May 2011, the CMA CGM LIBRA grounded whilst leaving the port of Xiamen, China. Salvage and other General Average expenses totalling US$13 million were incurred. The vessel had been navigated outside a buoyed dredged channel and ran aground on a shoal. The shoal was not marked on the paper Admiralty charts available at the time, but a Notice to…Read More »
We have received the following update from the port Operators in Beira, Mozambique, regarding the devastating Cyclone Idai. Thanks to our correspondents P&I Associates in Durban for passing on this update. UNQUOTE From Miguel De Jenga in Mozambique, 20 March: QUOTE On the 14th March the Central regional of Mozambique and most particularly the city of Beira were heavily…Read More »
Current conditions on the Lower Mississippi River can best be described as challenging. The seasonal changes in the lower Mississippi River from approx. mile 239 AHP (Baton Rouge) to the Southwest Pass means that the river is running very fast and high due to melting snow and rain in the Midwest. We understand that the River reached the 17-foot Carrollton…Read More »
Common Sense prevails Sonact Group Limited vs Premuda SPA  EWHC 3820 (Comm) A novel challenge pursuant to section 67 of the Arbitration Act 1996 was recently heard in the Commercial Court. Owners voyage chartered the vessel "Four Island" to the charterers for carriage of a cargo of fuel oil from Kavkaz to Novhodka. The charterparty provided for English law…Read More »
The Club maintains a list of commercial and legal correspondents in most ports who are able to assist the Club’s claims staff with investigations, surveyors and casualties.
The grounding of the CMA CGM Libra container vessel and the Admiralty court’s ruling based around the unseaworthiness defence to the General Average claim.
Marta habla sobre “Classic Maritime v Limbungan“ sobre la ruptura de la presa Fundao en Brasil y como los Juzgados ingleses aplican clausulas de Fuerza Mayor.
An important judgement is handed down by the Court of Appeal in the case of the Pacific Voyager, and why this case is of particular interest to Charterers.
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