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Read Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty's (AGCS) stories featuring key risk topics covering latest developments in the industrial insurance

War (insurance) - What is it good for?

Marine hull, cargo and war insurance policies can help protect vessels sailing into risky waters but how do they work?
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Autonomous shipping makes waves

Progress continues to be made but technology is not a panacea if the root cause of incidents and losses is not addressed.
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Container ship fires issue continues to burn

Fires and explosions on board such vessels continue to generate large losses with an incident occurring every 60 days on average.
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Emissions cap challenges shippers

Regulation limiting sulphur oxide emissions from 2020 is likely to be a game-changer for the shipping industry, with wide-ranging implications.
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Shipping security - political risk threat continues to evolve

Political risk remains heightened around the globe, and increasingly poses a threat to shipping, trade and supply chains.
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Worst accident locations and common causes of loss

The South China, Indochina, Indonesia and Philippines region remains the top loss location and fires continue to generate large losses.
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Shipping safety - all at sea

Wednesday is the most frequent day and January the most busiest month for shipping losses. around the world. More unusual facts around shipping safety.
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Shipping loss trends - larger vessels bring bigger losses

Insurers have been warning for years that the increasing size of vessels is leading to a higher accumulation of risk. These fears are now being realized.
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Shipping safety - Human error comes in many forms

Whether it’s crew members on phones or other forms of failure - human error remains a key safety issue and an underlying factor in many claims.
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