The American Institute of Marine Underwriters (AIMU) has over 100 years of
service as the trade association representing the United States ocean marine insurance
industry as an advocate, educator and information center.
AIMU provides an active
program of support services to assist
the U.S. marine insurance industry in providing its global
customers with a level of performance unsurpassed in the
world. Its worldwide network of surveyors (Correspondents)
aids its members in handling claims with speed and
efficiency. AIMU publishes a Weekly Bulletin, which provide
its members with current information on maritime matters, media
reports, legislation and court decisions.
educational programs, AIMU fosters the highest standards of
professionalism, stimulates creativity and innovation and enhances
the industry's traditional commitment to service.
AIMU ensures that U.S.
marine insurers are heard by lawmakers, regulators and
international bodies. It testifies before congressional
committees and works closely with organizations and participates
in coalitions focused on improving safety and preventing
cargo-related crime. AIMU is the forum for action on the
significant issues that affect U.S. marine insurers, reinsurers
and the international trade community.
AIMU is committed to advancing the educational, governmental, regulatory and technical interests of the ocean marine insurance industry. One of the services AIMU provides for its members is the provision of education and publishing of information for use by underwriters, loss control and claims specialists, and other interested parties.
The topics covered by AIMU Reports, Bulletins, News Articles, Seminars and Webinars are intended to provide an overall awareness of the issues, hazards and exposures associated with a specific industry or ocean marine class of business. Volunteer members of a committee and/or staff of AIMU have produced this information. Committee members abide by antitrust restrictions and all other applicable laws and regulations while compiling information. It is generally not possible to treat any one subject in an exhaustive manner, nor is it AIMU?s intent to do so. No representations or warranties are made regarding the thoroughness or accuracy of the information contained in Reports, Bulletins, News Articles, Seminars and Webinars or any part of it. Nothing in this information should be interpreted as providing definitive guidance on any question relating to policy interpretation, underwriting practice, or any other issues in insurance coverage. AIMU does not prescribe to its members how to make underwriting or claims decisions, nor does it require that analysis follow any particular format. AIMU also makes no representation or warranty as to the work product or content of any information or report provided by any AIMU Correspondent.