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Standard and North P&I clubs enter merger talks 

Consolidation is taking place across the shipping spectrum with news coming through today of a very significant insurance merger. 

P&I clubs Standard and North are in merger talks. 

Standard’s Jeremy Grose and North’s Paul Jennings (pictured) are set to continue as joint CEOs if the merger is confirmed, likely creating the largest P&I club in the world in terms of tonnage held. 

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.


  1. It would be jolly mean of me to say anything along the lines of “…always a bridesmaid, never a bride…”

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