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Strike & Delay
Unexpected delays, both in port and at sea, can severely dent your earnings or wipe out all profits from a voyage. However, many delays caused by geopolitical events, the impact of climate change or technological failures may not be protected by P&I cover.
Our unique, complementary Strike & Delay cover enables you to protect yourself against the financial impact of 30 shipboard and onshore risks, and delays of up to 20 days. We can also tailor cover to suit the individual needs of your contract.
The Strike & Delay Class of Standard Club, part of NorthStandard is now the world’s largest provider of marine delay cover. With more than 60 years of data, experience and expertise, we fully understand our members’ current needs, while ensuring our cover and service evolve to match the ever-changing requirements of our sector.
Introducing NorthStandard’s innovative new Weather Cover
Adverse weather conditions are a key risk for shipowners and charterers in many parts of the world. Weather delays can leave vessels sitting idle and unable to leave a port or force them to stay at sea or navigate a different route.These scenarios can cause long delays and significant financial loss.
The first of its kind in the shipping industry, NorthStandard’s Weather Cover from Strike & Delay protects members against delays to ships in any port, berth, sea-lane or navigable waterway caused by named storms, wind, swell, fog, uncustomary rain and ice. Strike & Delay’s Weather insurance is a ground-breaking product covering the cost of delays caused by adverse weather conditions – a risk currently seen as unavoidable.
NorthStandard’s Strike & Delay class has introduced Weather Cover into its suite of risks, providing shipowners and charterers with the first ever marine insurance protection to mitigate the threat posed to ships solely by adverse weather conditions.
Flexible cover for fluid situations
We can provide a range of cover options to match your specific needs, including:
Dedicated Strike & Delay team
You are supported throughout by our unique, dedicated Strike & Delay team for an expert and experienced service that includes underwriting, claims and loss prevention.
Our Strike & Delay team is also dynamic, progressive and proactive. We constantly look for new ways to protect our members, and recent enhancements have included cyber-risks and off-spec bunkers.
In the event of a claim, our claims handlers are based across the globe, providing Strike and Delay expertise in real-time whenever needed.
We offer certainty in an uncertain world.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Strike & Delay cover?
Strike & Delay cover is a complementary insurance policy that protects ship owners and operators from the financial impact of unexpected delays caused by 30 different onshore and onboard risks for up to 20 days.
How does Strike & Delay cover complement my current P&I insurance?
Strike & Delay cover is designed to complement your existing P&I insurance policy, filling in gaps in coverage for delays caused by events not covered under your P&I policy.
How much does Strike & Delay cover cost?
The cost of Strike & Delay cover depends on the specific coverage options you choose, the type of ship you operate, and your area of operation. Our team can provide a quote based on your specific needs.
What types of risks are covered under Strike & Delay cover?
Our Strike & Delay cover offers protection against 30 different onshore and onboard risks, including geopolitical events, the impact of climate change, and technological failures.
What is the maximum duration of coverage under Strike & Delay cover?
Our standard Strike & Delay cover provides protection for up to 20 days. We can also consider fixed-premium tailored cover for up to 180 days on a case-by-case basis for a select number of shipboard risks.
Can I customise my Strike & Delay coverage to fit my specific needs?
Yes, we offer a range of coverage options to match your specific needs and trade, including fixed-premium tailored cover for up to 180 days. Our dedicated Strike & Delay team can assist you in choosing the right coverage for your needs.
Does Strike & Delay cover include cyber-risks and off-spec bunkers?
Yes, our Strike & Delay team is dynamic and proactive, constantly looking for new ways to protect our members. Recent enhancements have included coverage for cyber-risks and off-spec bunkers.
What kind of support will I receive if I need to make a Strike & Delay claim?
In the event of a claim, our claims handlers are based across the globe and provide Strike & Delay expertise in real-time. You will be supported throughout the process by our dedicated Strike & Delay team, with expertise in underwriting, claims and loss prevention.
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Deputy Underwriter - Strike & Delay
Head of Claims - Strike & Delay
Sector Coordinator / PA - Strike & Delay
Head of Underwriting - Strike & Delay
Underwriter - Strike & Delay
Managing Director - Standard EU