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Executive Certificate in Marine Insurance

Jointly Organized by
The Hong Kong Federation of Insurers
Course Code
Application Code
Study mode
Start Date
To be advised
3 months
Course Fee
$9,000 per programme
Deadline on 30 Jun 2023 (Fri)
2867 8476
2858 4750
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The programme will primarily appeal to financial services executives who wish to equip themselves with latest knowledge in marine insurance for their professional advancement. The secondary target market includes business executives or new graduates who aim to take up opportunities in insurance sector with a focus of marine insurance.

About The Hong Kong Federation of Insurers (HKFI)   logo

The Hong Kong Federation of Insurers (HKFI) was established on 8 August 1988 to advance and promote the development of the insurance business in Hong Kong. Following its conversion to a limited company on 29 December 1994, the HKFI became a consolidated and streamlined organization that enjoys full recognition by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region as the representative body of an increasingly important industry.

While maintaining a frequent dialogue with the Insurance Authority on legislative issues affecting the industry, the HKFI actively promotes best market practices with an aim of improving the professionalism of and strengthening public confidence in the insurance industry.

Financial Assistance: 

Maritime and Aviation Training Fund 

The $100 million Maritime and Aviation Training Fund (MATF) approved by the Legislative Council in January 2014 came into operation on 1 April 2014. In May 2019, $200 million was approved to be injected into the MATF to sustain and enhance existing training schemes and scholarships, as well for launching new initiatives for the maritime and aviation sectors. The aim is to build up in due course a vibrant, diversified and competitive pool of professionals and technical personnel to support Hong Kong’s future development in the two sectors.

To incentivize those interested to join or re-join, as well as already working in, the maritime and aviation sectors, including local vessel seafarers, to attend course(s) and sit for examination(s) that are being offered by various education institutions, professional or trade bodies to raise their professionalism and competency, and encourage them to acquire relevant professional qualification(s), the Government has launched the Professional Training and Examination Refund Scheme (“the Scheme”) under MATF to support the manpower training of the maritime and aviation industries. With effect from 1 September 2021, each successful applicant will be refunded 80% of the fees, subject to a maximum of HK$30,000,Note for the pre-approved courses/examinations.

Note: The subsidy ceiling of HK$30,000 would apply on an ad personam basis. Refund claim applications submitted before 1 September 2021 would be processed in accordance with the requirements stipulated before the said date, i.e. refund 80% of the course/examination fees with subsidy ceiling of HK$18,000.

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For enquiries, please email to or call the MATF hotline at 35097261. 


Programme Details

The programme aims to equip students with a practical foundation and the latest knowledge in marine insurance. It provides a broad overview of all main categories of insurance contracts in the maritime field.

On completion of the programme, students should be able to

  1. apply the theory and practice of various classes of marine insurance in Hong Kong;
  2. assess various types of cargo insurance and the mechanism of cargo insurance ;
  3. analyze relevant underwriting factors and consideration in risk assessment and rating in cargo insurance;
  4. manage underwriting profitability of different categories of marine insurance

Executive Certificate in Marine Insurance will be awarded to candidates who have achieved at least 70% attendance in each module  as well as attain pass grades of the programme.

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Module Title

Module 1 (15 hrs)

Principles of Marine Insurance

Module 2 (12 hrs)

Cargo Insurance

Module 3 (18 hrs)

Marine Hull, Liability, Claims Management and Risk Management


Module 1 – Principles of Marine Insurance

  • Overview of various types of marine insurance
  • Function of marine insurance
  • Development of global marine insurance market
  • Broking and placement
  • Lloyd’s Maritime Information Services   
  • Insurable interest with reference to INCOTERM and Marine Insurance Law
  • Principles of Marine Insurance with reference to Marine Insurance Act 1906 – principles, GA, PA, CTL etc.
  • Transport documents – B/L and its functions, packing list, type of invoice and certificate of origin, packing list and insurance documents etc.
  • Underwriting consideration – vessel quality, flag, stowage, commodity types, ports, risk accumulation, cat. Loading, various transport hazards
  • Portfolio, finance and underwriting management


Module 2 – Cargo Insurance

  • Overview and Comparison of Various Institute Marine Insurance Clauses and Extensions
  • Types of Marine Policies – open policy, single shipment, annual policy etc.  Underwriting measures – usage of warranties, sub-limits, deductible
  • Special risks – Project Cargo and DSU / Stock Throughput Cargo Program
  • Risk relating to Dry Bulk (e.g. ores) & Wet Bulk (e.g. crude oil or edible oil)
  • Underwriting of Temperature controlled Cargoes and the difference between trade clauses & ICC


Module 3 – Marine Hull, Liability, Claims Management and Risk Management

  • Overview on various Hull Insurance Clauses and Extensions including Marine War Risks
  • Marine Hull Underwriting & Risk Assessment
  • Marine Liability
  • Claims Management
  • Salvage & General Average

*No exemptions will be given for any module in the programme.

Class Details

Executive Certificate in Marine Insurance will be awarded to candidates who have achieved at least 70% attendance in each module  as well as attain pass grades of the programme.




Module 1 – Principles of Marine Insurance

12 Jul 2023 (Wed)

7:00pm -9:00pm

To Be Confirmed

15 Jul 2023 (Sat)

10:00am -1:00pm

19 Jul 2023 (Wed)

7:00pm -10:00pm

22 Jul 2023 (Sat)

10:00am -12:00nn

1:15pm - 3:15pm

9 Aug 2023 (Wed) 


7:00pm -10:00pm

Module 2 – Cargo Insurance

29 Jul 2023 (Sat)

10:00am - 1:00pm;

2:30pm - 5:30pm

To Be Confirmed

2 Aug 2023 (Wed)

7:00pm -10:00pm

5 Aug 2023 (Sat)

10:00am - 1:00pm

12 Aug 2023 (Sat)

10:00am - 1:00pm

Module 3 – Marine hull, Liability, Claims & Risk Management

16 Aug 2023 (Wed)

7:00pm -9:00pm

To Be Confirmed

19 Aug 2023 (Sat)

10:00am - 1:00pm

2:30pm - 3:30pm

23 Aug 2023 (Wed) 7:00pm -9:00pm

26 Aug 2023 (Sat)

10:00am - 12:00nn

30 Aug 2023 (Wed)

7:00pm -9:00pm

2 Sep 2023 (Sat)

10:00am - 12:00nn

12:00nn - 1:00pm


Guest Speaker

HL Man
Executive Director & Head of Marine
Willis Towers Watson

Joining Willis Towers Watson in 2016, HL brings his vast experience in the Marine Insurance industry, working in both claims and broking roles throughout his career.  He has handled all kinds of P&I claims including but not limited to cargo claims, personal injury, collision, wreck removal, damage to shore property, Salvors’ Article 14 claim, oil pollution and explosion cases, and FD&D cases.  With experience in claims, HL is able to advocate more effectively for his clients in all situations.   Also, HL has placed all kinds of marine insurance policies, including but not limited to H&M, IV, War, Loss of Hire, P&I, Liability, and other marine-related risks.

Manson Ma
Head of Marine (Underwriting)
Greater China Region
Berkley Insurance Asia

Leveraging over 15 years of marine industry experience as an underwriter and broker, Manson's latest position (as of October 2021) is the Head of Marine (Underwriting) of Berkley Insurance Asia for the Greater China region. Manson holds a bachelor’s degree (in Business Administration) and 2 master's degrees (in Global Political Economy majoring in Soft Power Politics, and in International Shipping and Transport Logistics). Manson is also a Senior Associate of ANZIIF.

Fun facts of our lecturer: 
Outside of work, Manson is a keen sailor at yacht racing and a UK qualified sailing instructor. To promote sailing as a sport and to foster whole-person development in our younger generation, Manson is also actively sharing his knowledge by engaging the local community via various leadership / teaching roles at Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club and Hebe Haven Yacht Club. 

Sam Tsui

Sam is a Partner of Tsui & Co that had been set up over 17 years.  He is the head of Shipping and Insurance Department of the firm. Sam has been actively involved in a wide range of maritime and commercial litigation and arbitration (including LMAA and Hong Kong) in respect of charter parties and bills of lading disputes, marine casualties and crew’s personal injuries, freight forwarding and terminal liabilities, all aspects of P&I and FD &D Club work and international trade matters.  He also advises clients on handling the sale and purchase of the vessels, drafting maritime contracts and etc.

Ronald Sum
FCIArb, FHKIArb, Accredited Mediator

Ronald Sum is a Partner in the Hong Kong office and Head of Dispute Resolution in Asia of Addleshaw Goddard (Hong Kong) LLP. He concentrates his practice in all areas of dispute resolution, specializing in China related matters, cross border disputes, complex commercial disputes, regulatory bodies investigations, transportation (maritime, aviation, road and rail), international trade, insurance and reinsurance including export credit insurance, product liability and product recall, including arbitration, litigation, mediation and investigations.

Amy Chan

Amy is a member of ANZIIF (Senior Associate) CIP. Amy had worked for insurers in Marine Cargo Underwriting for over 38 years where her role including but not limited to underwriting but also provided technical support in marine cargo claims for clients. Amy has extensive professional knowledge and experience in providing technical advice in risk assessment and loss prevention to insurance intermediaries and direct clients. Amy also provided trainings in the company and occasionally be guest speaker to share her experience. Amy was one of the committee members of Marine Insurance Association, Hong Kong working together with industry peers contributing efforts in providing technical support and promoting Hong Kong marine insurance market to the World in past ten years.

Jonathan Wong

Mr. Wong have over 20 years of marine underwriting experience in major US & European Insurers for different products such as cargo (including general cargo, stock throughput, project cargo), hull and yacht. He is now leading a marine team in HK with exposure across the region including HK, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Korea, etc.

Joanne Chan

Joanne has 40 years of marine underwriting and broking experience in the Asian marine market and enjoys a first-class reputation for her expertise and professionalism. She is highly skilled in building portfolios and developing and leading underwriting teams to accelerate profitable business growth across the Asia Pacific. Joanne is recognised as an industry leader in project cargo and handling risk-managed clients across the region. She is also highly experienced in electronic marine Insurance platforms, underwriting policy and governance guidelines for APAC cargo portfolio compliance, and structuring and conducting loss prevention programmes. Before joining ADVA Hong Kong in November 2022, Joanne held several senior roles in the marine insurance industry, including: Regional Head of Cargo in Asia Pacific for XL Catlin, Regional Head of Marine, and Head of Marine – Global Corporate, North Asia, and Head of Marine, Hong Kong for Zurich Insurance, Cargo Underwriting Manager – North Asia for AXA Corporate Solutions 2006, Underwriting Manager – Marine for Allianz Hong Kong, Marine Underwriting Manager for CIGNA Insurance.
Joanne was the first lady Chairman of the Hong Kong Marine Insurance Association during her term in office of 2002-03. She has been serving the Association as a committee member for over 20 years. Joanne was a member of IUMI’s Cargo Committee for ten years from 2008. She was also an IUMI Representative for the IUMI Asia Hub, which promotes the interests of IUMI’s Asian Members.

Mr. Raymond T C Wong
Principal, Asia Maritime Adjusting

Average Adjuster qualified in 1980, the first Chinese Fellow of the British Association of Average Adjusters, sitting on the Advisory & Dispute Resolution Panel. 
Started in 1966 with the oldest average adjusting firm, William Richards & Sons, currently named Richards Hogg Lindley, and following its acquisition by Charles Taylor plc, appointed to sit on the Board of Directors during 1999/2008. 
After (first) retirement, continued service, and commitment to the maritime and insurance communities, regularly lecturing on maritime claims-related topics. Founder member of Marine Insurance Club and HK Maritime Law Association; sat on the executive committee of the HK Shipowners Association, 2003/2011; the emeritus chairman of Institute of Seatransport.

Iris Ip

Iris graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Certificate of Education and completed her Associateship with the Chartered Insurance Institute in the UK.  She has worked in one of the largest reinsurers for 30 years with focus on underwriting Marine business.  She has stationed in Shanghai and Beijing for 10 year and gained vast knowledge of the Marine markets in Greater China region. She has also worked for an insurance broker belonged to a major shipping group of Mainland China with a senior management role.In addition to trainings provided in Greater China region, she was the speaker in IUMI (International Union of Marine Insurance) Conferences in Copenhagen in 2007 and in Hong Kong in 2014 and received high remarks.

Cindy Pang
Manager, Marine and Specialty

Cindy Pang has over 15 years of experience in marine cargo and freight forwarder’s liability insurance.  Before joining the insurance industry, she worked as Insurance and Claims Manager for an international logistics group, handling in-house insurance and claims-related matters.  

Cindy then joined Marsh (Hong Kong) Limited as Assistant Vice President of Marine & Logistics Team from 2006 to 2010, brokering marine cargo and logistics/supply chain-related insurance. After that, Cindy joined The Tokio Marine and Fire Insurance Co. (HK) Ltd as Senior Business Development Manager from 2010 to 2020, responsible for underwriting marine cargo and pleasure craft, managing a book of marine business, and developing new marine business.  

Cindy started her current role at MSIG HK from January 2021, responsible for underwriting marine cargo and freight forwarder liability insurance. 

For the industry, Cindy currently is also serving as Council Associate of Hong Kong Logistics Association

Elaine Mong
Claims Manager
Starr International Insurance (Asia) Ltd

Miss Mong is a Chartered Insurer and Associate of Chartered Insurance Institute (ACII) and Certified Insurance Professional (CIP) and Senior Associate of Australia and New Zealand Institute of Insurance & Finance, ANZIIF (Snr Assoc) 
She has a wealth of over 20 years all line claim handling experience with specialty in marine claims (including general, bulk and project cargo; hull & machinery, forwarder, terminal operator liabilities and other marine liabilities) and personal injury claims in different jurisdictions in Asia and Australasia as well as that in Europe and North America.
She is fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin and English with proficiency in Spanish.


Application Fee

HK$150 (Non-refundable)

Course Fee
  • Course Fee : $9,000 per programme
  • per programme

Entry Requirements

(a) hold a bachelor’s degree awarded by a recognized university or equivalent; or
(b) hold an Associate Degree/ a Higher Diploma or equivalent, and have at least 2 years of work experience; or
(c) hold relevant professional qualifications.
Applicants with other qualifications and substantial senior level work experience will be considered on individual merits.


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Enrolment Method

1.  Download HKU SPACE application form from HKU SPACE website

2.  Submit completed HKU SPACE application form with the following documents:

(a) CERTIFIED TRUE COPIES of all relevant academic and/or professional qualifications (please also bring along the originals of these documents for certification at HKU SPACE enrollment center);

(b) copy of HKID card / passport and visa (if applicable).

The complete set of application forms with all relevant supporting documents may be submitted in person to any HKU SPACE enrollment centers.
** Double-sided printing is much appreciated*

Payment Method

Cash or EPS are accepted at any HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres.


Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please write the programme title(s)  and the applicant’s name on the back of the cheque. You may either:

  • in person by submitting the payment, completed form(s), and required supporting documents to any of our enrolment centres; or
  • by mailing the above documents to any of our enrolment centres, specifying “Course Application” on the envelope. 

Course applicants, who are holders of HKU SPACE MasterCard, can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment period for courses of HK$2,000 and over. For enquiries, please contact our enrolment centres.


Online payment for short courses (first come, first served) and selected award-bearing programmes is available using PPS, VISA or MasterCard. Please refer to the Online Services page on the School website.


  1. For general and short courses, applicants may be required to pay the course fee in cash or by EPS, Visa or MasterCard if the course is to start shortly.
  2. Fees paid are not refundable except under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment), subject to the School’s discretion. In exceptional cases where a refund is approved, fees paid by cash, EPS, cheque or online PPS will be reimbursed by a cheque; fees paid by credit card will be reimbursed to credit card account used for payment.
  3. In addition to the published fees, there may be additional costs associated with individual programmes. Please refer to the relevant course brochures or direct any enquiries to the relevant programme teams for details.
  4. Fees and places on courses are not transferrable. Once accepted onto a course, the student may not change to another course without approval from HKU SPACE. A processing fee of HK$120 will be levied on each approved transfer.
  5. HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment, receipt, or personal information sent by mail.
  6. For additional copies of receipts, please aubmit a completed form, a sufficiently stamped and self-addressed envelope, and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to ‘HKU SPACE’ to any of our enrolment centres. Such copies will normally be issued at the end of a course.
  7. Classes are expected to be held at HKU SPACE learning centers. The health and safety of our students is our top priority. If the situation in Hong Kong requires, HKU SPACE reserves the right to move some classes to other locations, including online teaching platforms.