Insurance Expert Discusses Pollution Coverage

MSC Flaminia

By MarEx 2016-10-09 17:01:44

Christopher Alviggi, Vice President of the Marine & Energy Group at Alliant Insurance Services, based in New York, will be discussing waterborne pollution events and insurance coverage available at two upcoming conferences.

Alviggi will discuss the obligations of shipping, logistics and port operators, highlighting potential gaps and limitations of coverage the industry should consider.

He will discuss case studies including the MSC Flaminia, July 14, 2012, incident where three tank containers of di-vinylbenzene underwent rapid polymerization as a result of heat exposure which resulted in explosion/fire. The allegation made was that the cargo was mis-classified and improperly stowed. The Carriage of Goods by Sea Act “COGSA” requires full disclosure of cargo risks and potential recoveries may be limited under other maritime doctrines.

Highlighting potential gaps in insurance cover, Alviggi says insurance recovery may be complicated by jurisdictional complexities and geographical restrictions are imposed in insurance contracts.

He will be speaking at the World Congress of Ocean conference and the Charles Taylor Signal Maritime Conference, Cleveland Ohio, on May 23, 2017.


The World Congress of Ocean conference (WCO-2016) will be held during November 4-6, 2016, in Qingdao, China. 

WCO-2016 aims to feature over 100 oral presentations in the frontier of Oceanology, Ocean Economy & Energy, Maritime Law, Marine Environment, Smart Digital Ocean, Coastal and Ocean Engineering, Green Shipping and Marine Transportation, Seawater Desalination from experts, academicians, senior scientists, industry executives and project leaders.

Keynote speakers include Paul Holthus, Chief Executive Officer & President of the World Ocean Council, Dr. Ir. Rokhmin Dahuri, President Indonesian Aquaculture Society, Indonesia, Kurt Kaltenegger, Group Vice President of ABB Technology Ventures and Michael Bergmann, ‎Director Maritime Industry of Jeppesen Marine.

WCO has been created to benefit industry professionals, and the program includes specific topical industry sessions, which will be very informative and practical.

Conference Highlights
•    200+ Attendees Coming from All over the World to Exchange Ideas, Build New Networks, and Foster Friendships 
•    100+ Presentations & 20+ Scientific Posters Covering Hot Topics and Cutting-edge Technology 
•    Roundtable and Panel Discussion, Matchmaking, Investment, Career Development Opportunities
•    Social Activities and Networking, Field Trip and Build Partnerships in China, Find Huge Opportunities and Markets for Your Business over the World
•    Tech Tour to Famous Science Spots & Historical Sites in China

About Alliant Insurance Services

Headquartered in Newport Beach, CA, Alliant Insurance Services, Inc. is one of the largest insurance brokerage firms in the United States and has a history dating back to 1925. Alliant provides property and casualty, workers’ compensation, employee benefits, surety, and financial products and services to more than 26,000 clients nationwide, including public entities, tribal nations, healthcare, energy, law firms, real estate, construction, and other industry groups. More information is available on the company’s web site at: http://www.alliant.com.

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