ISSN: 2067 – 9211 Miscellaneous
Current Trends in Maritime Insurance
Viorica Puscaciu1, Stephanie Odubo Ebiere2
Abstract: This paper portrays relevant information about different aspects in maritime insurance with its history and we also
emphasize on the principle of utmost goo d faith which is a very important principle that has to be noticed when making an
insurance contract. We also refer to different types of maritime insurance policies offered by maritime insurance companies,
as well as the P&I Club, together with their benefits. The different type of average and the maritime insurance Premium, and
also Express Warranties are other topics which our work deals with. This analysis is based on qualitative methods and is
addressed both to the specialist in this field and, also, to students and researchers which might be interested in. The aim of this
research is to bring into attention this important problem of insurance – in any situation of life and, especially, in this area of
the maritime activity. Our conclusion is that maritime insurance helps to spread risk and also makes provision for the share of
losses as seen in the function of general average and it also indemnifies the assured of their losses or damages accordingly.
Keywords: risks; good faith; confidence; principle; P&I Club
JEL Classification: F5; J59; R41
“New-York is not the work of men, but of the insurances…”
The globalization of trade has greatly enhanced global shipping of goods from one geographical region
of the world to another. Thus, making shipping one of the efficient ways of transporting bulk goods
across sea bound regions and through inland water ways as well.
The process of moving goods from a place of origin to a destination via the sea involves a lot of risk
both for cargo owners, ship owners and the crew onboard. The occurrence of these maritime risk at sea
has called for the need to insure cargo, vessel and crew in order to minimize and possibly recover the
cost of losses or damages. Therefore, maritime insurance exists for this very purpose of providing a
coverage for all such risks so that the assured maybe able to recover from any possible risk insured
against during maritime venture.
This paper portrays relevant information about different aspects in maritime insurance with its history
and we also emphasize on the principle of utmost good faith which is a very important principle that has
to be observed when making an insurance contract and, according to the marine insurance Act, if the
utmost good faith be not observed by either party, the contract may be avoided by the other party.
1 Professor, PhD, Danubius University of Galati, Faculty o f Economic Sciences, Romania, Address: 3 Galati Blvd, Galati
800654, Romania. Tel.: +40372 361 102, fax: +40372 361 290, Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org.
2 Postgraduate student, Danubius University of Galati, Faculty of Economic Sciences, Romania, Address: 3 Galati Blvd, Galati
800654, Romania. Tel.: +40372 361 102, fax: +40372 361 290.