Φορείς της θαλάσσιας ασφάλισης
KeywordsLloyd’s of London ; Salvage Association ; Νηογνώμονες ; Κανονισμοί ; Marine insurance ; Classification Societies ; Regulation
The principles of marine insurance go back to 4000 B.C. at the Mediterranean Sea, which was the birthplace of shipping trade. The changes that were happening globally over the years led the stakeholders to establish various organizations and associations in order to protect their interests. The first insurance markets were established such as Lloyd’s of London, which is considered to be the best by staying updated and ready to take on new challenges. Then the Classification Societies were formed as a necessity for uniform technical standards and safety regulations to protect life and property at sea and the marine environment. Also the Salvage Association was founded to protect the commercial interests of the stakeholders in case of marine accidents and still remains necessary for the shipping industry because the accidents will never stop happening.