We would like to thank our friends and business partners from all parts of the world for being our guests at this year’s Summer Lounge.
HAMBURG – Review on the 11th German P&I Summer Lounge
The Hanseatic Underwriters team welcomed some 250 guests from all parts of the shipping world, locally and internationally, to the “Altonaer Kaispeicher”, a beautiful venue directly by the banks of the Elbe river. The intermittent showers and cool evening air were as reminiscent of the Hamburg summer as the elegance and historical significance of the venue are to the city itself.
By way of an informal address, Managing Directors Captain Bert Wardetzki and Tobias Braun were pleased to look back on recent developments from the acquisition of the domain name ”hanseatic.com” to current and future plans involving data technologies and digitalization processes to underpin the group’s strategic and daily business capabilities and strengths. The guests also heard how Hanseatic’s continued consolidation and growth give grounds for optimism in such a challenging market; all support was warmly welcomed, not least that of our Lloyd’s underwriting consortium who travelled over to spend time with us.
The Hanseatic team would like to place on record their thanks to all those in attendance; shipowners, charterers, insurers, re-insurers, correspondents, lawyers, brokers and consultants. As was heard late in the evening ”Another good party; you meet just the right mix here”. Quite so. That ‘right mix’ enjoyed the traditional barbecue buffet with plenty of restorative cold drinks in the usual relaxed atmosphere of gossiping, networking and knowledge exchange which makes the event unique.