North P&I Club

North P&I Club  is a leading marine mutual liability insurer providing P&I, FD&D, war risks and ancillary insurance to 140 million GT of owned tonnage and 50 million GT of chartered tonnage (at February 2017).

We are based in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK with regional offices in Greece, China (Hong Kong and Shanghai), Japan and Singapore. We are a leading member of the International Group of P&I Clubs (IG), with over 12% of the IG’s owned tonnage. The 13 IG clubs provide liability cover for approximately 90% of the world's ocean-going tonnage and, as a member of the IG, North protects and promotes the interests of the international shipping industry.

Mission Statement - "A world leading marine insurance group, providing the highest quality of cost-effective service."

Service, Strength, Quality

Recent years have seen growth based upon our core values of quality membership, service excellence and financial stability. We have an “A” (stable) credit rating from the financial rating agency Standard & Poor’s.


Tonnage Feb 2017

North has grown by attracting quality shipowners and charterers who have maintained and improved the risk profile of the Club. The following chart shows the breakdown of our membership by ship type and by geographical location.

Ship Type Geog Distribution Feb2017



Our investment strategy is one of low risk and has three key aims:

  • To preserve capital
  • To produce a medium term return which exceeds that of the relevant equity and bond indices
  • To produce a performance which is competitive with other International Group P&I Clubs

We use the services of leading professional investment managers in seeking to achieve our objectives.

At 20 February 2017

Investments - Feb 2017


The efficient use of comprehensive and highly secure reinsurance remains one of the key financial principles central to our strategy, allowing consistency in financial planning and reducing the effects of extreme volatility in underwriting performance. A key component of our reinsurance programme is the pooling and reinsurance agreements undertaken with other clubs as part of the International Group of P&I Clubs.

Reinsurance Diagram 2017