North P&I Club has completed the integration of the Sunderland Marine into parent company North of England P&I Club. The formal transfer of business took place on June 20th, a full six years after the merger of interests between North and Sunderland Marine in 2014.
North CEO Paul Jennings said that the integration further embedded Sunderland Marine’s specialist fishing and coastal vessels, owners’ fixed premium P&I and aquaculture business within the North Group.
“After 138 years, Sunderland Marine remains a powerful and respected brand in the market”, said Jennings.
There has been an update to Sunderland Marine’s brand identity and the launch of a range of new digital resources, including a new website delivering easier access to core Sunderland Marine product and service areas. Also new is a smartphone app capturing global Sunderland Marine contacts and correspondents for download and access offline.
Sunderland Marine clients can now access North’s “GlobeView” – a web-based interactive tool providing information on maritime threats and incidents or port and weather reports.
North Hull, North’s new H&M product for commercial ships, launched on July 1st.
North deployed the Sunderland Marine brand to enter the Fixed Premium P&I market in September 2019, targeting fishing and other vessels of below 10,000 gt. North Hull extends that offer to ocean-going tonnage.