New Online Marine License Insurance Program
with a cumbersome quoting and application process. Using our online technology, professionals in the marine industry can now easily select their coverage, complete an application and have proof of insurance in literally minutes. Additionally, vessel operators, either directly or through their insurance broker, can place coverage on a group basis for their licensed officers, often at discounted rates.”The program offers mariners up to $2 million in protection with premiums starting as low as $25.83 per month with a down payment of $65.87.Coverage options are available for: Blue Water Officers
WQIS Hires Mongello as COO and Senior VP
WQIS, underwriter of pollution liability insurance for marine vessels, has created the new position of Chief Operating Officer and has selected Justin A. Mongello to fill the role, as well as that of Senior Vice President. Mongello holds a Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation from State University of New York Maritime College and brings to the role almost 20 years as a team leader in underwriting with firms such as Zurich North America, Swiss Reinsurance Corp and Liberty International Underwriters. WQIS said it created the new COO position to further strengthen the senior
WCA Announces Leadership Changes
; James Barnhart, a fully qualified CPA with a successful 40-year history in the logistics business, helped build WCA in his previous role as VP Finance and will now act as Company Treasurer. Philip Bilney is Group Chief Executive of FP Marine Risks – Asia’s premier marine insurance broker. Bilney began his career in marine insurance at Lloyd’s of London and has worked in Asia since 1990. Eric Fady, based in London, has fulfilled senior finance executive positions for a range of global insurance, banking and business information companies and was most recently Group
Liberian Registry Appoints London GM
The Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR), the U.S.-based manager of the Liberian Registry, has appointed Kostas Ladas as general manager of its London office. Ladas joins LISCR from London-based ship and insurance broker and agent Victoria Steamship Co. Ltd., where he was vessel operations manager. Prior to that, he spent over 25 years with Coscon/Cosco (U.K.) Ltd. in London, where he held a variety of executive roles, including Chartering & Shipbroking deputy general manager, commercial manager and company legal adviser.