Jervis Marine Insurance Experts International

When Will Autonomous Ships Set Sail?


We all know that modern aircraft are generally flown by a computer autopilot that tracks its position. Already, there is talk of replacing the co-pilot, perhaps both pilots, on cargo planes with robots or remote operators. We have also heard of progress with regard to the development of driverless cars.

But what about driverless ships? Autonomous ships are on their way.
Crewless ship technology involves controlling and piloting the ship remotely from a control centre in another part of the world. It is anticipated that within the next 5 years, the first commercial vessel to navigate itself entirely will

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Importer Be Aware!


If you are an importer of cargo from overseas and are relying on your seller’s insurance policy to protect your cargo investment in the event of a claim, be aware!

You need to ask a number of questions:
a) What currency is the insurance in?
b) What are the insuring conditions? Is it a limited insurance cover that only pays in the event of a an accident at sea or on the road? Or, is it all risks cover intended to respond in the event of any type of unforeseen damage or loss?
c) Does the overseas policy have

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UK Marine Insurance Act 1906 under Review


The over century old Marine Insurance Act codified the practices, customs and usages of the day in relation to commercial marine contracts.
The Act is about to be reformed. Insurance buyers and their representatives welcomed the proposed changes they say will result in greater clarity for risk managers

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Limitation of Liability – US District Court 23 October 2007



The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York in a case argued by our law firm held in a thorough and detailed twenty-eight (28) page decision that the freight forwarder and customs broker’s “limitation of liability” was binding. The Court also flatly rejected Plaintiffs’ argument that the freight forwarder was responsible for alleged damage to cargo during trucking because the trucker allegedly did not have a license and/or permit to move cargo intrastate in New York.


The Plaintiffs are two subrogated insurance carriers

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