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Nov 23, 2022
Lockton P.L. Ferrari

Renewal Bulletin No. 09/22 - Club American

23rd November 2022

  • A supplementary call of 30% of currently estimated total premium for the 2021policy year be applied to both Class I (P&I) and Class II (FD&D) for all openentries at 30th Sept 2022.
  • All expiring estimated total premium to have no standardized general increase forboth Class I (P&I) and Class II (FD&D) insurance.
  • However, given the inflation and hostile trends in the claims environment, theimplementation for 2023 of a year-on-year increase in the pricing risk of at least10% on expiring rates overall has been decided.
  • All deductibles from $10,000 to $50,000 per claim will be increased by 10%, andany below the $10,000 threshold will be increased in all cases by $1,000.

At the recent Board meeting, the Club has considered its financial position and decidedthe renewal requirements as above. In addition, the Club circular sets out the mainhighlights:

  • The impact of inflation continues to be evident across a broad spectrum ofexposure, particularly in regard to people and environmental claims.
  • The COVID-19 pandemic has also continued to exert a negative influence onclaims for the 2020 and 2021 policy years, the latter year having been unable totake the benefit of reinsurance protection for such claims following the withdrawalof cover by market underwriters at the 2021 renewal.
  • Notwithstanding, the increases in premium obtained at the last renewal haveraised the Club’s overall income levels on its mutual P&I portfolio substantially tohave a healthy growth in tonnage both organically on existing accounts and by theaddition of new business.
  • Also, Eagle Ocean Marine (EOM), the Club’s fixed premium facility, has continuedto make a strong contribution to the mutuality, with steadily rising premium andcontinuingly favourable underwriting results.
  • While the Club’s investment in American Hellenic Hull has struggled to achieveprofitability, it has been able to consolidate its position in the market as part of theenlarged portfolio of the Club’s European subsidiary, the American Club (Europe),in Cyprus.

Against this background and in addition to the above-mentioned renewalrequirements, the Club has decided the following:

  • The component of premium represented by the Club’s International Groupreinsurance arrangements for 2023 to be adjusted separately and additionally.
  • Additional cost relating to Club’s own reinsurances will also be adjustedseparately and additionally.
  • All Fixed Premium P&I and Damage to Hull (DTH) entries to have nostandardized, or general increase.
  • All fixed premium FD&D entries to have no standardized, or general, increase.
  • Subject to these general conditions, and as discussed above, Members’premium rates and terms of entry for 2023 will be assessed by reference totheir own particular circumstances, including their loss records, vessel-type,trade and regional factors, as well as other relevant matters, including theconsideration of Members’ individual risk profiles, in consequence of which further adjustments may be made as appropriate.

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P.L. FERRARI & CO S.r.l.

P.L.Ferrari – A Member of the Lockton Group of Companies This newsletter is intended solely as an overview of the marine market and does not constitute any form of advice. It is based on sources believed to be accurate at the time of printing andwe cannot be held liable for the omission of any information within the newsletter.