Our work includes:

Representing International Union of Marine Insurance (world’s energy & marine insurers) at the International Maritime Organisation on the finalisation of the Polar Code;

Participant of Advisory Council of All Party Parliamentary Group on the Polar Regions;

Advising London Insurance Market Joint-Hull Committee on Polar matters;

Advising International Ice Charting Working Group;

Advising NASA;

Advising Arctic Council Shipping Expert Group of PAME;

Advising individual Arctic Governments;

Advising House of Lords Arctic Committee;

Advising World Meteorological Organisation on Arctic matters;

Advising European Union’s DG MARE on Arctic Policy;

Advising European Union’s Climate Change Applicate Assembly (on effect of Arctic changes on mid latitudes);

Advising UK FCO on Arctic matters;

Advising UK Department of Trade on Arctic positioning;

Advising various United States Agencies regarding Arctic positioning during Arctic Council Chairmanship (May 2015 – May 2017).

Advising indigenous community groups in the Arctic regarding Best Practice Standards;

Advising the world cruise line industry regarding the Polar Code; and

Advising Environmental organisations regarding Polar Regulation.

Advising the Indigenous Communities of the Arctic.


For further reading on this topic and our work please see the following:

28th February 2014 Insurance Industry Presentation at IMO re Polar Code by Michael Kingston...

11th March 2014 & 12th March 2014 Sustainable Shipping Conference Report’ on Swedish Polar Research Secretariat website and Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs website

15 March 2014 Lloyd’s of London Press Release (repeated in several papers worldwide) following Arctic Ice Conference on 12th March

Insurance Day 20 November 2014 Article on Polar Code

Insurance Day 09 December 2014. ‘'Ice regime for Arctic Shipping Risks Welcomed'

Insurance Day 10 June 2015 'Coming in From the Cold’ 

Video of Key Note Speech Institute fo the North Fairbanks Alaska 29th September 2015

Frontier Energy. 'Learning Lessons from History'. August 2016

Frontier Energy August 2016. 'Best Practice Breakthrough'

Lloyd’s of London 03 January 2017Polar Code sets new industry standards

Riviera Media January 2017 ‘Decoding the Polar Code’

Video of Speech Arctic Council Summit Fairbanks Alaska May 2017 upon Declaration of Arctic Shipping Best Practices Declaration by Arctic States.

United States Coastguard ‘Proceedings’ Publication December 2017 ‘Why We Should Care? - The insurance market and changing maritime industry risks’

Tanker Shipping and Trade December 2017Rules are one thing: implementation another

Arctic Council’s Website ‘Arctic Shipping Best Practices Information Forum

Lloyd's News 2017 Arctic Shipping Best Practice Information Forum