North P&I Club has today announced the opening of a new office in New York, USA, to represent our interests across North America.
The new office will be headed by Ian Duthie, who joins the Club from brokers, Marsh. The office will work closely with the existing underwriting, claims and loss prevention teams in Newcastle and elsewhere to represent North in developing relationships with brokers and shipowners across the Americas market. Full contact details for the office will be released in due course.
Paul Jennings, Chief Executive Officer of North P&I Club, emphasised the significance of the North American market to the Club. “We are delighted to welcome Ian to the Club. His wide ranging experience and expertise in the North American market will be a very strong addition to North’s global team and demonstrate our commitment to this important region"
North P&I Club is a leading global marine insurer providing P&I, FD&D, war risks and ancillary insurance to 195 million GT of owned and chartered tonnage. Through its guaranteed subsidiary Sunderland Marine, North is also a leading insurer of fishing vessels, small craft and aquaculture risks. The Standard and Poor’s ‘A’ rated Club is based in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK with regional offices and subsidiaries in China (Hong Kong and Shanghai), Greece, Japan, Singapore and Sunderland Marine offices worldwide. North is 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. For further information visit: www.nepia.com.