Lloyd's marine collection is held at the Guildhall Library so that the records are easily accessible to the general public. The library holds all Lloyd's shipping records prior to 1985, plus other historical records. For further information you can contact the Guildhall at:
Lloyd's is not a single insurance company; it is a market place where insurance and reinsurance risks are underwritten by syndicates of underwriting members. Subject to certain exceptions, only Lloyd's brokers can arrange insurance cover directly with Lloyd's underwriters, although other firms known as coverholders may be authorised to enter into contracts of insurance on behalf of Lloyd's underwriters.
If you are interested in obtaining insurance cover at Lloyd's, in the first instance you should contact a suitable broker or insurance intermediary. The broker or insurance intermediary will advise you further on securing your insurance policy in accordance with local insurance legislation.
The Lloyd’s Agency Department manages three highly respected, distinct but related functions which service the marine insurance industry, namely the Lloyd’s Agency Network, the production of certificates of insurance in respect of marine business and the salvage arbitration process arising from use of Lloyd’s Open Form.
Lloyd's Register has information on surveys, inspections, products and/or design appraisals, construction and classification, issues related to ISO standards and some historical shipping records. There is also information on Lloyd's BS registration.
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