The American P&I Club has won the highly prestigious Lloyd’s List North American Maritime Services Award for 2016. The presentation of the award took place in New York in the evening of May 20th, 2016 in the presence of a large congregation of luminaries from the North American maritime community.
Arnold Witte, Chairman of the Board, was present to collect the award on the Club’s behalf in front of an audience of prominent members from the North American maritime community. A key criterion, in Lloyd’s List own words, was that the winner should have gone “above and beyond best practice to offer the Shipping Industry something exceptional”.
This distinction was bestowed on the Club by a 14-strong judging panel representing many sectors of the shipping industry and it’s a great recognition of the commitment of the American Club to offer high quality, golden standard service to its members around the globe.
Headquartered in New York, the American Club is the only P&I mutual domiciled in the Americas. Part of the International Group, it offers full cover for Protection and Indemnity, Freight, Demurrage and Defense and Charterers’ Liabilities risks. In recent years, the Club has grown and diversified its services, offering also fixed premium and H&M insurance options. In addition to New York, the Club’s Managers, Shipowners Claims Bureau, Inc., have operations in London, Piraeus, Hong Kong and Shanghai. www.american-club.com