2013 Reinsurance rates announced
The International Group reinsurance sub-committee announced today that it had concluded terms for 2013 in respect of the excess of loss reinsurance and the oil pollution surcharge for US voyages.
The Club will formally publish its customary circulars in due course, however, Members may wish to be aware of the proposed rates for the 2013 policy year.
International Group General Excess of Loss Reinsurance Contract Renewal 2013 policy year
The International Group RI rates (per GT) including Hydra premium, Collective Overspill Cover and excess war risk P & I for the year commencing 20 February 2013 are as follows:-
|DRY CARGO VESSELS||$0.4942||+38.78%|
For chartered tankers, reinsurance costs including $0.0037 per GT for excess war risks (unchanged from 2012) will be $0.2396 (35.52% increase on 2012), and for chartered dries $0.1167 (35.54% increase on 2012)
U.S. Oil Pollution Surcharge 2013
For 2013, the rates have been reduced by 15% to provide the following voyage surcharges for the 2013 policy year:
|(A)||Tankers of more than 1000 gt||$0.0405||$0.0337 per ton per voyage|
|LOOP/Lightening||$0.0202||$0.0169 per ton per voyage|
|(B)||Tankers of 1000 gt or less||either||$41||$34 per voyage|
|or||$820||$680 per annum|
|(C)||Parcel tankers carrying less |
than 5,000 metric tons of persistent
oil as cargo
|$122||$101 per voyage|
|(D)||Parcel tankers carrying|
5,000 – 9,999 metric tons of
persistent oil as cargo
|$304||$253 per voyage|
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