The 40th Maritime Knowledge Shipping Session (MKSS) titled “Navigating our Way Through Chaotic Times” was held virtually.
This webinar is part of the MKSS, a series of seminars where insurance and maritime experts are invited to present insights and analysis on the current and emerging trends in the marine insurance and maritime sectors.
Invited speakers included:
• Mr Paul Hackett, Head of Marine, Energy & Engineering, Asia Pacific & MENA, Canopius Asia Pte Ltd and IUMI Facts & Figures Committee Member
• Mr Rama Chandran, Head of Marine – Singapore & Head of Hull & Marine Liability – Asia, QBE Insurance (Singapore) Pte Ltd and IUMI Ocean Hull Committee Chair
• Mr Paul Collier, Senior Associate, Clyde & Co Clasis Singapore Pte Ltd
•Mr Patrick Kirkman, General Manager, Insurance, BW Group
The first speaker, Mr Hackett shared an update on market outlook, followed by Mr Chandran, who shared an update on global ocean hull market. Next, Mr Collier shared about legal issues arising out of volatility in the world economy. Finally, Mr Kirkman shared about the impact of COVID-19 on shipowners’ operations and future changes expected in operating vessels. The panel discussion included all the invited speakers, Mr Loo Tze Kian, Managing Director of LCH Lockton Pte Ltd as a guest panelist and Mr Nick White, Senior Consultant of London Offshore Consultants Pte Ltd as the moderator.