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Jean-Michel GERMA, Président de SOPER : Le CMF c’est l’alliance des talents du maritime et de l’énergie pour lancer la filière éolienne offshore, et déjà mobilisés pour le développement des EMR et l’aventure du stockage de l’énergie en mer.
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Marine Insurance

With a market share of 6.3% in 2010, French marine insurance companies are among the leaders in a large independent international market (turnover of 25.3 billion dollars in 2010 - source: IUMI), insuring transporters and operators in international trade against the financial consequences of incidents involving their ships (“hull”) and the goods they carry (“cargoes”).

Turnover (hull) : 546. millions

Turnover (cargoes) : 911.5 milions

CA Total : 1 457.9 millions

In 2012, French marine insurance held on to its rank of 5th in the world for all hull and cargo insurance. Unlike some major markets which basically underwrite the risks of their own countries (USA/Japan) or have large domestic fleets (Scandinavia/Italy), French insurers have expanded their underwriting activities abroad.

The activities of French marine insurance companies, which actively support the international development of their French customers, extend so well beyond the domestic market. Actually, these companies help to provide cover for nearly a quarter of the tonnage of merchant fleets operating in the world.

Although the whole maritime and transport branch recorded a fall in premiums in 2012 (–3.6%), the Goods Transported sector, boosted by international trade, continued to expand (+3.3%).

Contrary to previous years, the market was slightly penalized by the appreciation of the dollar against the euro in 2012 (the dollar being the currency used in many contracts, especially for hulls). On a constant exchange-rate basis, this decline in turnover for the whole marine insurance and shipping sector was limited to 3%.

The French insurance market is:

•     internationally focused: risks underwritten abroad represent 80% of the total.

•     quality conscious: the fleets covered are selected with extreme care. And no new policy is accepted if there is any doubt as to the quality of management.

•     powerful: full loss cover up to €150 M per unit. 

•     reliable and creditworthy: no French insurer is ranked below “A” by Standard & Poors, and the legal solvency ratios required are among the highest in the world and are strictly monitored by the Ministry of the Economy and Finance.

•     creative and ἀexible: : the French policy is the most advantageous in the world for shipowners (burden of proof on the insurer). Shipowners can however select any policy they wish (British, Norwegian, etc.).

•     and the market benefits from a favourable outlook over the medium term: despite a depressed economic environment, forecasts indicate steady growth for sea transport and insurable assets over the medium term.

ADAM ASSURANCES

Established in 1833, Adam Assurances S.A.S. is a marine insurer based in Bordeaux, an underwriter acting for first class insurance companies on the French market and a specialist in marine and transport insurance throughout the world.

www.adam-assu-mar.com

AXA Corporate Solutions

Acknowledged leader in the transport insurance market:

•      € 2.069 billion consolidated revenues in 2012, of which € 483 million were contributed by the Marine branch (79% Cargo, 21% Hull),

•     more than 1,400 employees worldwide, including teams of over 250 Marine experts in France, China, Dubai, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Switzerland, the UK and USA,

•     underwriting capacity of US$ 80 million, plus an AA ἀnancial rating, •     lead insurer for more than 70% of its portfolio.

 

AXA Corporate Solutions is responsible for providing hull insurance for 25% of the world’s commercial feet tonnage, and cargo coverage for a quarter of the world’s top 100 companies.

AXA Corporate Solutions offers a wide range of covers for transportation risks whatever their nature: 

•    hull, loss of hire and IV (increased value);

•    war risks;

•    freight forwarders’ liability;

•    cargo, including storage.

AXA Corporate Solutions supports customer development through an efficient organisation comprising: 

•     multicultural and multilingual claims management teams, available 24/7;

•     a team of marine transportation specialists (mostly ex-mariners) in security, risk assessment and loss prevention;

•     an international network that covers more than 100 countries.

www.axa-corporatesolutions.com

Generali

Set up in Trieste in 1831, the group has expanded across all insurance areas to now support more than 65 million clients worldwide.

Today, Generali is one of the main international financial services group. In Europe, the group positions itself as the ἀrst Life insurance company. Generali operates through different types of insurance intermediaries: tied agents, salaried salesforce, brokers and partners, but also direct sales companies, Genertel in Italy and Cosmos Direct in Germany. On an international scale, two specific dedicated structures Generali Global (Non-Life) and Generali Employee Benefits (Life and Protection) provide customised insurance solutions to over 1,000 global corporates.

The group offers in addition an international coverage for assistance products through its subsidiary Europ Assistance. In some major territories the group provides integrated and financial services through its banking structures, Banca Generali, BSI, and through agreements with large European banking groups. Generali has also a ἀnancial strength recognised by the main rating agencies:

•  Standard & Poor’s A- 

• Moody’s A1

• Fitch A-

• AM Best A 

www.generali.fr

Helvetia

Helvetia France is part of Helvetia Group, a Swiss insurer active in the life, property and casualty and reinsurance business and operating in 5 European countries. With over 5,200 employees, Helvetia Group insures more that 2.5 million clients on 6 markets: Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain and France. The Standard & Poor's rating for Helvetia has been upgraded in 2013 from “A-” to “A”.

With a turnover of EUR 225 million at the end of 2012, Helvetia France is clearly positioned as a specialist on the Marine and Transport market, mainly thanks to an organization based on 8 fields:

•     carriers and logisticians,

•     cargo,

•     casco,

•     pleasure craft,

•     port activities,

•     ship owners,

•     fishing,

•     inland craft.

www.helvetia.fr

 

Liberty mutuaL europe

•  Is the subsidiary of Liberty Mutual Insurance group, a US corporation with 50,000 employees in 900 offices worldwide with a turnover of  37 billion US$.

•  6th American Insurer for industrial risks.

•  Is a 100% subsidiary of Liberty Mutual, a European division of LIU which has been operating in the UK market for the past 30 years and in the French market for the past 10 years. The Marine department was opened in 2009.

•  A turnover of 4.5 billion US$ for Global Specialty Division of LIU with more than  100 million for the Marine department (80% Cargo, 10% marine Liability, 10% Builder’s Risks).

•  300 persons in Global Specialty with 90 persons in Marine Worldwide (presence in France, Switzerland, Dubai, Spain, Germany, Ireland, USA, Canada, Brazil, Argentina, Australia, Hong-Kong, China, Singapore, India, Malaysia and Vietnam).

•  A capacity of 100 million US$ for Cargo and  25 million for Marine Liability.

•  Financial rating: notation “A” by AM Best.

www.libertyiu.com

After the three successful editions of the "Rendez-Vous de l’Assurance Transports" in Cannes, the French Market met for the second time in Paris in May 2013. This annual international meeting, unique in Europe, offers professionals in transport insurance and risk management their own framework to develop new avenues of cooperation. This fifth edition of the Transport Insurers' Forum put the challenges and prospects of Africa at the heart of its debates and presentations.

The quality of the discussions allowed all participants to receive a high level of information and knowledge of the opportunities present on this continent where a new capitalist landscape is taking shape.

CESAM

Economic Interest Group providing services to member companies, bringing together French and foreign companies in the marine and transport insurance business.CESAM is a unique professional organization with no equivalent anywhere else in the world. Its aim is to help its members to develop their economic activities by providing them with technical, administrative and ἀnancial services. CESAM is also heavily involved in the management of events dedicated to the Marine and Transport Insurance Market such as the annual “Transport Insurance Forum”.
 

The French market is offering a new hull package formulated in a collaborative effort between the FFSA, Armateurs de France (ADF) and the Union des Courtiers d'Assurance Maritime et Transports (UCAMAT).

The latest version of this model of contract, issued on 1st January 2012, is available in both French and English. The hull package is intended for all owners and operators of merchant ships throughout the world. It offers clear comprehensive guarantees and has been designed to reinforce the French claims handling model.

 

Fédération Française des Sciétés d'Assurances et structures d'intermédiation.

French marine insurers that are members of the French Federation of Insurance Companies come together under its Transport Insurance Commission (COMAT). They are continuously improving the terms of the policies they offer in France and internationally, and play an essential role in risk prevention.

www.ffsa.fr

P&I

A P&I policy is a third party policy which covers ship owners (and charterers) for liabilities they may incur in regard to the ship’s crew and other third parties, and for ship owners’ liabilities related with goods transported, oil spills, collisions, damage to ἀxed and floating objects, ἀnes by the authorities, etc. The policy includes legal assistance provided by P&I Correspondents such as:

FRANCE P&I

Acting as Correspondent for Hull Underwriters and P&I Clubs all around France and in French Speaking African countries, France P&I is more specifically a service company specializing in prevention, legal/contractual counsel and analysis, as well as the handling of maritime disputes of all sorts for the account of French and foreign maritime operators, marine underwriters and P&I Clubs. Founded almost 15 years ago and composed with in-house lawyers with experience and proficiency in both French and English maritime laws, France P&I is the only French service provider offering specialized legal outsourcing in maritime law and transports law.

www.francepandi.com

MC Leans SA

Member of the McLEAN Group, McLeans SA is the P&I Correspondent acting for the P&I Clubs of the International Group and other P&I Insurers in France and the French overseas territories. Through its subsidiaries the Group has an important P&I activity in the Maghreb countries (McLEANS-TMCS, McLEANS-ALPIS, McLEAN MARITIME MAROC, McLEANS MAURITANIA), in Africa (WAMS) and is also present in Greece (SHIPSERVE INTERNATIONAL). With its strong team of maritime lawyers, the McLean Group has been a major player in the Marine & Transport Insurance Industry since 1973.

www.mcleangroup.fr

 

Marine Insurance Broking

Marine insurance brokers negotiate risk cover with insurance companies. In particular, they negotiate ship related risk cover on behalf of shipowners, and cargo related risk cover in behalf of shippers. They act as an intermediary placing risks on behalf of customers (hull of course and risks associated, in terms of volume and accidents, mainly with relatively high cost high frequency goods transport) and sometimes even on behalf of the insurer.

The French market is composed of some major players who are also CMF members, most affiliated to UCAMAT, the Union of Maritime and Transport Insurance Brokers (CMF member), which has developed a strong relationship with others players in the industry, shipowners, shippers and insurers. UCAMAT is also actively involved in working groups adressing technical issues, hull and cargo.

Ascoma Maritime

A leading insurance broker in Monaco and throughout Africa, long-established in 23 countries, the ASCOMA Group develops insurance solutions tailored to the requirements of the shipping and yachting communities.

www.ascoma-maritime.com

Cap-Marine

Cap-Marine is a leading marine and cargo insurance broker.The company produces approximately 70 million€ of premium.Placings for the account of its clients are made with the main marine insurance markets: French, English, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Russian, Korean, Japanese markets.Its customer portfolio consists mainly of shipowners, operators of specialised vessels, leading industrial or distribution ἀrms, trading companies, freight forwarders, private and mutual insurance companies for which Cap-Marine is placing reinsurance.

www.cap-marine.com

 

Crewsecure

Crewsecure is an insurance broker that specializes in Health and Life lines. It was set-up in Marseille-France in 2008 and in Geneva-Switzerland in 2012. Crewsecure proposes risk consultancy and insurance solutions to Companies employing seafarers and offshore personnel. Its offer includes Health, Personal Accident, Public and Professional Liability, Travel and Repatriation insurance, and International Retirement Plans. Crewsecure works with leading Insurers and Service Providers to provide security and a first class service to our clients and policyholders worldwide.

 www.crewsecure.com

Filhet-Allard Maritime

•     French leader in Marine and Transport Insurance,
•     85% of the turnover comes from our international activity,
•     premium income: €100 million / Revenues in 2012 : €12 million,
•     more than 70 employees between Bordeaux, Geneva, Angola, Abidjan (in progress) and Asia,
•     experience and expertise for a 100 years.

www.famarit.com 

GROUPE EYSSAUTIER

•   One of the leading French brokers specialising in marine & transport insurance,
•  in 2012, € 70 million in premiums collected /  € 9.4 million in total brokerage,
•   a staff of 50 people, split between offices in Paris, Marseilles and Athens,
•   direct access into the London market with Lloyd’s broker accreditation.

www.groupe-eyssautier.com

GUIAN

The full range of marine and transport risks are covered by GUIAN, backed up by specialists in hull, cargo and related liabilities and a long tradition of brokerage. Among its traditional capabilities that have earned it an excellent reputation are:

•     blue and brown water,

•     fishing industry, hull, cargoes and liabilities,

•     construction risks,

•     logistics, ports and terminals,

•     gas industry: hull and cargoes,

•     offshore and subsea activities.

It provides a full range of brokerage, administrative and claims handling services worldwide.

www.guian.com

Seasecure

Seasecure is a marine insurance broker established in Marseille-France in 2008. It has a representative office in Geneva-Switzerland. It provides innovative, reliable, and competitive insurance solutions designed for the shipping, chartering and trading industries. Its offer includes the following insurance lines: Hull and Machinery, Protection and Indemnity, Loss of Hire, War Risks/Piracy, Marine Cargo, Professional Liability. Seasecure works with leading Insurers to meet the needs of clients of all shapes and sizes.

www.seasecure.fr

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