New marine and transport cover

A major international insurer has announced its entry into the marine, transport and logistics liability market in Australasia, with the expansion garnering two new appointments to service capabilities.

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) has announced that it will be underwriting marine, transport and logistics liability insurance in Australia and New Zealand.

BHSI will be focusing its new capabilities on operators for port and terminal, transport and logistics, and rail, as well as cargo handling facilities, charterer’s liability, marina operators and ship repairers.

Preparing for the expansion, Barton Phillips has been appointed Head of Transport and Logistics, and Laetitia Roney has been appointed Manager of Transport and Logistics Liability Insurance.

BHSI Australia Head of Marine Dimitry Zilberud says: “With the appointment of these two exceptionally experienced marine insurance professionals, we further deepen our underwriting expertise and expand our geographic footprint in Australia and New Zealand.

“Our new marine, transport & logistics liability capabilities enhance our already formidable inventory of marine lines and enable customers and brokers to secure comprehensive, multi-line solutions with the financial strength of BHSI.”