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Andrew Kinsey

Liberty Mutual Insurance

Senior Account Engineer, Ocean Marine

Captain Andrew Kinsey spent over 25 years sailing in the Merchant Marine, including 13 years as Master Unlimited Tonnage. His sailing experience was primarily with Maersk Lines, sailing as Master on three different classes of Self Geared Vessels. He served in Operations Desert Shield & Desert Storm, Restore Hope, Enduring Freedom, and Iraqi Freedom, and received the Merchant Marine Expeditionary Medal.

He began apprenticing as a Marine Surveyor in 1997. After coming ashore in 2006, Andrew worked as an independent Marine Surveyor then on staff with ACE/US Commercial Marine - Marine Advisory Service, and Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty.

In November 2021 Andrew joined Liberty Mutual Insurance where he focuses on Global Project Cargo accounts. This includes working with assures in planning and development stages; as well as in the field conducting Marine Warranty Surveys.

He is Chairman of the AIMU Technical Services Committee, serves on the National Cargo Bureau Operations Committee and the International Union of Marine Insurance’s Loss Prevention Committee. He is a NAMSGlobal Certified Marine Surveyor, as well as a Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors AMS. 

Sessions With Andrew Kinsey

Tuesday, 26 April

  • 02:50pm - 03:10pm (CST) / 26/apr/2022 07:50 pm - 26/apr/2022 08:10 pm

    Executive Briefing: Insurance and Risk Management in a Changing Project Cargo Market

    What can project and breakbulk shippers do to mitigate the risks and costs associated with obtaining marine insurance, especially in the face of high demand, a congested shipping market, and an aging fleet? Project cargo insurance premiums quickly climb into the millions of dollars, and this after rigorous engineering and certification requirements are met. From a loss control standpoint, insurers don’t want to see project cargo on older ships — but the days of plentiful capacity are over, and shippers' options are shrinking. Knock-on effects from the congested container market also are complicating the picture. How can shippers, forwarders, and carriers work with their marine insurance provider to proactively identify and mitigate risk and keep cargo moving? What happens as the multipurpose, heavy-lift, and super-heavy-lift fleet ages even as the project market looks poised for an upswing? Speaking from the points of view of the marine insurer and project shipper client, Andrew Kinsey with Liberty Mutual Insurance and Andy Young with Bechtel Global Logistics will address these questions during this executive briefing.