The image of the giant cargo ship Ever Given embedded across the Suez Canal, where 75% of trade between Europe and Asia passes, has circled the globe. Case law on the responsibilities of each person during these half-land, half-maritime passages could evolve following the incident.
A week after the container ship Ever Given was refloated and the Suez Canal unblocked, traffic has barely returned to normal. In addition to the impact on maritime traffic, this incident poses a number of insurance issues in terms of both property and casualty policies.
Given the size of the “Ever Given” container ship and the hundreds of delayed freighters, insurance experts expect a plethora of claims for property damage or financial loss related to the delays.
Based in Quimper (Finistère), insurance broker Verlingue bought Eyssautier in 2019. They are now a common brand under the name Eyssautier-Verlingue. Objectives for Verlingue: to develop internationally and strengthen its expertise in specialties.