Briefings, articles and news from Gray Page

Effective Security is security that works

Unconscious biases relating to cost, conformity and compliance are undermining effective security I was asked to speak at a conference recently about maritime security and given 12 minutes in which to do so. Being asked…

Ship's officer in the dock for breaking environmental regulations, but who is really to blame and who should shoulder the burden?

Cruising for a Bruising

Captain Evans Hoyt is a cruise ship officer of vast experience who once gave evidence to a US Congressional Committee on cruise ship safety. He now has a conviction from a French court for breaking…

Cargo Risk Factors Infographic A4


Cargo misappropriation gives rise to claims that routinely run to millions of dollars. Yet the drivers and mechanisms of misappropriation, and the ways potential victims can mitigate the risks, are not always understood.

Gray Page at fifteen

Gray Page turns fifteen

Gray Page passed a major milestone in October 2018 when we celebrated 15 years in business. In that time we’ve supported hundreds of clients in shipping, international trade and insurance. Along the way we have…

Training for Rowing Dangerously 2019

Supporting Rowing Dangerously 2019

Gray Page are proud to be the principal sponsor of Jordan Wylie’s next adventure – Rowing Dangerously 2019 In Autumn 2019 Jordan will attempt to row solo and unsupported across the Bab el-Mandeb straits, to…

#sulphur2020 – Cleaner fuels are looking messy for marine cargo insurers

If you work in shipping and you read the news, it cannot have escaped your attention that from 1 January 2020 the permitted amount of sulphur in marine fuel oil will fall…

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West Africa faces many security challenges, piracy amongst them. Piracy attacks occur frequently across the Gulf of Guinea – but the greatest concentration is in Nigerian waters.

FROM THE ARCHIVE: No Style – No substance; charterparty disputes

The French have a saying, “plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose”. It means, the more things change, the more they stay the same. Over the last 12 months or so, we have been receiving a growing number of requests from clients.

Large salvage barge involved in wreck salvage operations

The strange case of the disappearing ship wrecks

Reports about the plundering of Second World War warships sunk in action in South East Asia have been appearing in the UK, Dutch and Australian press. Some time ago Gray Page made an intensive study of the way in which these vessels…

DFENCE anti-piracy barrier wins Safety At Sea Best Security Product or Service of the Year 2018

DFENCE anti-piracy barrier wins Safety At Sea Awards Best Security Product or Service of the Year 2018

We are very proud to have won the IHS Markit Safety at Sea Awards 2018 for the Best Security Product or Service of the Year, 2018, for our DFENCE anti-piracy barrier.

Whistle-blowing: Seafarers shouldn’t have to choose between their conscience or their career

In 2017 a US court awarded a cruise ship engineer $1 million for reporting the illegal discharge of oily waste at sea. At the time he blew the whistle he was 27 years old working…

Misappropriation, fraudulent documents and non-physical loss

In March this year, the Commercial Court provided clarification on the proper construction of All Risks marine cargo cover.

Gray Page silver sponsors London International Shipping Week 2019

Sponsoring London International Shipping Week, 9-13 September 2019

We are proud to announce that Gray Page are sponsoring London International Shipping Week 2019, continuing to support and promote the UK as a leading centre of maritime expertise and innovation. Find out more about…

The Human Touch in a Digital World

Over the last 20 years and more, tracking the movements of individual ships has changed considerably. It has become easier in some ways thanks to the development of web-based platforms, but, for every action there is an opposite reaction.

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