SHANGHAI, Sept. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Chubb announced today the launch of its marine service capabilities in China, which include a broad range of specialized and customized insurance solutions to meet the needs of importers, exporters and transport operators. The new marine service capabilities were introduced to the local insurance community, including marine brokers and industry practitioners, at seminars in Shanghai and Beijing hosted by several members of Chubb management in China.
Chubb's extensive marine service capabilities include:
Andrew Williamson, Head of Marine for Chubb Overseas General, the company's international general insurance operations, said, "In today's global commerce environment, China's trading and shipping industry is demanding specialized and customized marine insurance solutions. Exporters and importers require broad protection and global risk management support. At the same time, multimodal transport operators need web-based cargo insurance, as well as special arrangements for nominated contracts or increased indemnities, to offer shippers full value protection. Our China team can now offer a comprehensive multimodal freight liability product plus web-based and tailored solutions for cargo insurance."
According to Song Wei, Chubb's Head of Marine for China,"As one of the largest cargoinsurance and marine hull insurance markets in the world, China plays an increasingly important role in the global marine insurance market. With continued growth of overseas investment by Chinese enterprises and the government's 'One Belt, One Road' initiative, there is strong potential for growth for marine insurance locally. With Chubb's deep underwriting experience in marine insurance coupled with local market expertise, we can provide bespoke insurance solutions and risk management services to clients who want a partner they can trust."
Participating in the launch events to provide the global, regional and local perspectives of Chubb's marine service capabilities were: Mr. Williamson; Anthony O'Brien, Regional Manager Marine, Asia Pacific; Tiphaine Le Coarer, Deputy e-Cargo Insurance and Freight Liability Underwriter and Risk Manager, Asia Pacific; and Mr. Song Wei.
Chubb is the world's largest publicly traded property and casualty insurance company. With operations in 54 countries, Chubb provides commercial and personal property and casualty insurance, personal accident and supplemental health insurance, reinsurance and life insurance to a diverse group of clients. As an underwriting company, we assess, assume and manage risk with insight and discipline. We service and pay our claims fairly and promptly. The company is also defined by its extensive product and service offerings, broad distribution capabilities, exceptional financial strength and local operations globally. Parent company Chubb Limited is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CB) and is a component of the S&P 500 index. Chubb maintains executive offices in Zurich, New York, London and other locations, and employs approximately 31,000 people worldwide. Additional information can be found at: new.chubb.com.
In 1994, Chubb set up its first representative office in China. A branch company was subsequently established in 2000 in Shanghai, which was converted to a wholly owned subsidiary upon the approval of the China Insurance Regulatory Commission. The company currently has three operations in Shanghai, Jiangsu and Guangdong provinces, with plans to commence operations in other regions in the near future.