Marine Insurance has a rich history and is considered widely as being the earliest developed form of insurance. Today marine insurance is no less vital to ship and cargo owners as it was to the shipping communities and traders of the distant past; risk and challenges remain for those transporting and trading the tens of billions of tons of goods that cross our oceans annually.

UIB Marine offers (re)insurance protection to support businesses throughout the maritime industry and cargo owners whose goods are conveyed and stored around the world. We pride ourselves in having a no nonsense, professional, and joined up approach that is cost effective and client centred.

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Our focus does not stop once the (re)insurance policy has been arranged – we pride ourselves in providing a service throughout the lifetime of the (re)insurance contract and the association with our client. We ensure that the issuance of all documentation is prompt and in the event of a claim a comprehensive level of support and assistance is immediately available.

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Customer centric
Because every client’s situation is different we work closely with each one to fully apprehend how they and their business’ operate. We blend our skill sets, knowledge and market-leading expertise to design a tailor-made product that is fit for purpose.

Service excellence
Our uniquely transparent, timely and reliable approach to servicing clients is rewarded year on year with an extremely high level of client retention. We are accessible, responsive, empowered, flexible and experts in what we do.

In-house claims management
Claims management is fully and pro-actively handled by our in-house Marine Claims team. This enhances our understanding of how our clients’ business works and ensures a seamless service with the aim to facilitate prompt and efficient claims settlement.

Market knowledge
We have strong, long-standing, close and well established relationships with global (re)insurers and particularly the Lloyd’s market in London. We work with those who have the appetite to write essential, complex and critical risks.

We offer bespoke training for all of our clients, tailored to the experience and needs of the delegate. We can include an introduction to Lloyd’s and the marine insurance market along with an overview  of compliance, regulation, marketing, placing risks, account handling and an insight into the work of marine lawyers, loss adjusters, surveyors and other maritime experts.



The UIB Hull and Protection & Indemnity (P&I) team handles a wide portfolio of Marine Hull, P&I and other Marine related business – worldwide. Our clients include ship-owners, ship managers, charterers (time, voyage, slot and space), shipyards, port authorities, terminal operators, contractors and financing banks. Alongside such diversity, the variety of vessels that fall into our portfolio range from super yachts to LNG carriers and from ferries to frigates.

  • Builders/Construction Risks (including Conversion Risks)
  • Delay in Delivery
  • Hull and Machinery
  • Increased Value
  • Kidnap & Ransom / Marine Special Protection
  • Loss of Hire and Trade Disruption (including Shore and Crew Strikes cover)
  • Mortgagees Interest / Innocent Owners / Lessors Interest (including Mortgagees Additional Perils Pollution)
  • Port Risks (including vessels repossessed by the Mortgagee)
  • Ship Repairer’s liability
  • Sub-sea equipment
  • Towage and Voyage Risks
  • War Risks (including Terrorism)

  • Builders Risks insurance / Ship Repairers liability
  • Bumbershoot liabilities / Marine umbrella / Excess liability
  • Cargo Owners Legal Liability / Cargo Owners Pollution Liability
  • Certificates of Financial Responsibility (COFR)
  • Contractual Liability
  • Charterers Legal Liability including Charterers FD&D
  • Freight Demurrage & Defence (FD&D)
  • Excess Marine Liabilities
  • Marine Employers Liability
  • Marine General Liability
  • Marine Professional Indemnity
  • Multi-Modal Liability / Container & Equipment Physical Damage coverage
  • Mutual or Fixed Premium (P&I)
  • Port and Harbour Authorities Liability
  • Shipowners Liability to Cargo (SOL)
  • Specialist Operations
  • Stevedores & Wharfingers Liability
  • Terminal Operators Liability


Our client base reflects the global scale and scope of the marine industry. The Marine Hull and P&I team provides covers in the following areas:​


Bulker / Bulk carriers​

Container carriers​


Super Yachts

General Cargo

LNG carriers

Marine contractors

Mobile Offshore Units

Port authorities

Ports, terminals and marinas





Specialist tonnage​


Terminal operators (including stevedores and wharfingers)​


Specialist P&I covers
  • Charterers (both time, voyage, slot & space)​
  • Charterer’s P&I, Damage to Hull and Bunkers​
  • Confiscation ​
  • Contractual Liability​
  • Delivery Crew​
  • Offshore Units​
  • P&I War risks​
  • Salvors Liabilities​
  • Specialist Operations​
  • Yachts, Super Yachts and Yacht Crew​


To learn how our Hull and P&I team’s expertise can benefit you, or for further information please contact:


Andrew Little

Managing Director – Head of Marine
E: andrew.little@uib.co.uk
T: +44 (0)20 7264 1617

Tom Richardson

Divisional Director, Hull and P&I – Marine
E: tom.richardson@uib.co.uk
T: +44 (0)20 7264 1619