P&I Scandinavia Group
P&I Scandinavia represent in the mentioned countries the majority of the world’s P&I Clubs and have offices in Copenhagen, Nuuk, Oslo, Bergen, Gothenburg and Stockholm.
P&I Scandinavia, being the foremost provider of Claims Management Services to the marine community in Scandinavia, is also offering Claims Management solutions in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania as well as in Poland and Finland in respect of some large shipping companies.
Our team consists of lawyers, Master Mariners and professional Claims Handlers. This combination of skills and in-house knowledge of Maritime Law and Practice in Scandinavia is essential for providing good and efficient claims handling. The high standard expected from the staff is also reflected in our choice of surveyors, solicitors and other external experts.
Through membership of EPIC, the association of European P&I Club Correspondents, P&I Scandinavia has access to a network of claims handlers, lawyers and surveyors throughout Europe.
What is P&I?
P&I means Protection and Indemnity. P&I insurance is a liability insurance and covers the
ship-owners (and charterers) for the liability they might incur towards ship’s crew and other
third parties as well as the shipowners’ liability, for instance, cargo carried, oilspills, colissions,
damage to fixed and floating objects, wreck-removal and also legal assistance in respect of the
Most Shipowners and charterers insure their liabilities through Protection & Indemnity Clubs –
often referred to as P&I Clubs. These Clubs provide cover for liabilities such as personal injury,
damage to cargo, pollution, collisions or wreck-removal.
How can a P&I Correspondent assist you?
The P&I Club Correspondent will be able to assist you and deal with any P&I related matter.
Moreover, as the Club Correspondent has the expertise and a thorough knowledge of local
maritime law and practice, as well as providing contacts with any local service provider or network and authorities. The Correspondent will also be able to provide advice on maritime
affairs both to the Club and its individual Members.
Who is the insurer?
Although there are several fixed-premium insurance providers, offering P&I insurance, the
majority of such P&I insurance is organised as mutual insurance. This means that ship-
owners group together in so-called”P&I Clubs” and insure themselves on a mutual basis.
The members of a P&I Club normally pay a fixed rate (ETC – Expected Total Call) per ship/
tonnage per year. However, if the total amount of claims paid out by the Club in a certain year
exceeds the amount of contributions paid in by the Club’s members, the members of the Club
may, because of the insurance arrangement being based on mutuality, have to pay additional
contributions to balance out the year.
What is a P&I Correspondent – and where can I find the Correspondent?
Shipowners operate all over the world wherefore the P&I Clubs must be able to effectively deal
with and assist their members with P&I related claims matters wherever these occur.
The Clubs have established a worldwide network of representatives known as P&I
Correspondents to handle P&I related matters. You will find a P&I Correspondent in every
costal country in the world able to offer their services at any port in the world.