Press Release: UK PI Club webinar to address claims in Hidrovia Parana River


Press release

24 March 2021


UK P&I Club webinar to address claims in Hidrovía – Paraná River

UK P&I Club will host a live webinar on 8 April (9am ET, 2pm GMT) exploring the current trends for seagoing vessels and the challenges for dry-bulk trade on the Hidrovía – Paraná River in South America.

Entitled ‘Navigating Latin America: focus on Hidrovia – Parana River’, the webinar features a panel of highly experienced legal, insurance and maritime speakers from the Club and the wider industry. The expert panellists will address a range of issues that international and local shipowners and charterers face in the river, including cargo shortages, new regulations, cargo deterioration due to delays, ship sweat, towage and MARPOL Annex VI – Preventing air pollution from vessels, which has been recently incorporated into Argentina’s legislation.

This all-encompassing session will also address some of most important concerns related to common claims issues in the Hidrovía – Paraná River region, such as vessel speed and escort measures, surge/wash damage, and the impact of COVID-19 on seafarers.

Leanne O’Loughlin, Regional Director of the UK Club for the Americas, says: “Latin America is a hugely diverse region, presenting numerous opportunities for growth. The UK Club highly values its existing and long-standing relationships in Latin American countries, and we are keen to continue fostering our partnerships with shipowners, operators, charterers and traders.”


This is the second installation of the “Navigating Latin America” series after a successful first webinar focussing on Chile in December 2020. Rafael Diaz, Senior Claims Executive and responsible for the Latin America region, has taken the lead in organising and hosting the webinar series, with contributions from experienced and qualified panellists from the UK P&I Club, local correspondents and representatives from the shipping industry. Topics have been carefully selected based on the Club’s day-to-day handling of claims and inquiries in Latin America and in consultation with local partners in the region.

Register for the ‘Navigating Latin America: focus on Hidrovia – Parana River’ UK P&I Club webinar here:


For further details, please contact:

Jon Atkins/ Alastair Doyle - Four Communications

UKP& / +44 (0) 20 3697 4200

Notes to Editors

The UK P&I Club is a leading provider of P&I insurance and other services to the international shipping community. Established in 1869 the UK P&I Club insures over 255 million tonnes of owned and chartered shipping through its international offices and claims network. A rated by Standard & Poor’s. The UK P&I Club is renowned for its specialist skills and expertise which ensure ‘best in class’ underwriting, claims handling and loss prevention services.

The UK P&I Club is committed to safety. With a full-time, worldwide loss prevention team who provide Members with proactive and inclusive loss prevention support.

The UK P&I Club is managed by Thomas Miller, an independent and international insurance, professional and investment services provider.

About Thomas Miller

Thomas Miller is an international provider of market leading insurance services.

Founded in 1885, Thomas Miller’s origins are in the provision of management services to mutual organisations, particularly in the international transport and professional indemnity sectors; where today they manage a large percentage of the foremost insurance mutuals. Increasingly Thomas Miller applies its knowledge and expertise to the development of specialist businesses.

Principal activities include:

Management services for transport and professional indemnity insurance mutuals

Managing general agency

Professional services including legal services, claims and captive management

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