Allianz Global Assistance and Air France renew international partnership
Allianz Global Assistance and Air France have announced a three-year renewal until 2016 of their international agreement, which will allow Air France passengers to subscribe to travel insurance when they purchase their airline tickets in France and 19 other countries.
Human error still key to shipping disasters, finds Allianz
Twelve months on from the Costa Concordia incident, a new Allianz report identifies that 106 ship losses were reported worldwide in the 12 months to November 25 2012 - up from 91 ships the previous year but a 27 per cent decrease on the ten year average of 146 ships per annum. Despite this long term downward trend, driven by technology, training and regulation and a proactive response from the shipping industry to safety improvement, human error remains the core challenge.
100 years after Titanic, Allianz report highlights new shipping risks
Despite greatly improved safety records in the century since Titanic, the maritime industry faces new challenges driven by the continued growth of worldwide shipping, specialist marine insurer Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) has advised.