The International Union of Marine Insurance’s annual conference is back in Japan at the Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba.
Baird Maritime sent a delegation to the event, and our co-founder, Neil Baird, spoke yesterday morning on Fatal Ferry Accidents: Where, How and Why They Occur, and How to Prevent Them.
The history of general insurance in Japan goes back to the 19th century. Founded in 1878, the first general insurance company in Japan began to sell cargo insurance in 1879 and hull insurance in 1883, so maritime insurance was a big part of the industry in Japan almost from day one.
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