Standard Club

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Our History


Standard Club officially merges with North on 20 February 2023, to form NorthStandard.


North and Standard Club members approve creation of marine insurance major NorthStandard.


The club officially brings core management operations in-house as of 20 August.

Charles Taylor remains a critical partner of the club, and vice versa.


Standard Club staff start transferring from Charles Taylor to in-house, with the club due to become self-managed by August 2021. 


The Strike Club, founded in 1957 and the largest mutual provider of marine delay insurance, becomes part of Standard Club − the club’s new Strike & Delay Class is launched the following year. The Standard Club Ireland DAC opens for EU business in Dublin and The Standard Club UK moves to The Minster Building in London.


Standard Asia enters a co-operation agreement with Ping An Property & Casualty Insurance Company to provide P&I insurance in China.


Standard Club Offshore Advisory Committee forms to support the club’s growing offshore energy sector membership.


Singapore War Risks Mutural logo

Standard Asia and Singapore Shipping Association establish the Singapore War Risks Mutual to meet market demand.


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Standard Asia opens its Hong Kong branch.


The loss prevention department launches member risk reviews for all new members on entry, another first for the P&I sector.


Standard Europe and Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire form the TS21 joint venture to provide hull and P&I insurance in Japan, a very important shipping market.


The Standard Club Asia Ltd becomes the first full-service P&I facility in Singapore to serve the increasingly dominant Asian shipping industry.


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The club opens its Piraeus office in Greece, reflecting the country’s importance in international shipping.


On a recommendation from the safety and loss advisory committee, the loss prevention department starts auditing our members’ management systems to ‘minimum operation standards’, five years before the ISM Code was formally adopted.


We establish a loss prevention department and safety and loss advisory committee, a first in the P&I sector.


 The club starts insuring vessels operating in the offshore oil and gas sector


Standard London Club starts underwriting small craft.


The club’s holding company, The Standard Club Ltd, is incorporated in Bermuda and licensed by the Bermuda Monetary Authority.


The club enters into a pooling agreement with five other clubs, the forerunner of today’s International Group of P&I Clubs Pooling Agreement.


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A group of shipowners set up Standard Steamship Owners’ Protection and Indemnity Association Ltd and appoint Charles Taylor, a UK coal merchant, as manager.

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