• Department of Labor Raises Civil Penalties Cap

    As of August 1, 2016, new maximum civil penalties are in place according to the U.S. Department of Labor.   Announced June 30, 2016, the US Department of Labor unveiled an interim final...
  • Are You Hiring Your Next Big Claim?

    Waterfront employers have a significant disadvantage when hiring.  Delivered by an obscure rule in the Longshore Act referred to as the “last responsible maritime employer”. Dating back to 1955,...
  • CMIP Invitation to Insuring Marine Employers

    YOU Are Invited!Posted By Karen Tischler, CMIP Education Events...
  • Disclose or Risk Marine Insurance Coverage

    Recently, the US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit reviewed a case on appeals regarding the necessity to act with the utmost good faith, also known as the uberrimae fidei defense.  In the...
  • Largest Pay Hike In Decades For ILWU Workers

    The ILWU contends the following chart is misleading as it only looks at the most skilled union workers but it still reflects an amazing level of pay for a group that had their largest pay rises in...


LIG Educational & Consulting Services provides unique training seminars throughout the country. For the current list of seminars go to All

In addition LIGECS is the co-sponsor of the acclaimed marine professional designation CMIP IIMIS


The Longshore blog is a free service to keep you up to date with what is going on in the Longshore market.


Our sister company also provides books, CD's, checklists and other training material.


The Longshore Insurance Toolbox is the single resource for you to research, learn, quote and use our library on Longshore (also known as USL&H) insurance. It is brought to you by the LIG Marine Group, who are at the center of The Longshore insurance industry.
To find out if your risk has a Longshore or Admiralty Exposure go to
Select the Research, Learn, Quote or Library tabs above for additional information.

Agency Appointment Instructions

For your convenience, our Agency Appointment process is online.

Please have the following information available to complete your Application:
  • Your agency/agent license numbers for the states in which you wish to access LIG programs.
  • Your surplus lines license number for any states in which you want to be appointed EXCEPT Florida.
  • Your agency’s E&O carrier name, limits, and expiration date.

When ready, follow these simple steps
  • Select Appoint Now below
  • Follow The instructions on the page.
Appoint Now
(opens new window)

We have the following available online applications :

Hull And P&I for : Tugs, Ferries, Charter/Sightseeing Boats, Crew Boats and Commercial or Passenger Vessels.

LIG Labor Providers USL&H & State Act Workers Compensation Supplement

Longshore for small to medium business

Mix and Match Lines from our Marine Package

Marine - Umbrella - Excess

Maritime Employers Liability

Monoline P&I

LIG Online Cargo Application for quick, easy cargo quotes. Including Domestic Transit and Warehouse Storage.

Use Quick Clear to quickly submit to see if we are already working on an account. Saves you a bunch of work if we are blocked.

Waterfront Property Application

E-mail the larger or more complex accounts to
You will receive a quick confirmation of receipt and your underwriter assignment.
Available online only
111 2nd Avenue NE
Suite 1101
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
(727) 578-2800
Lloyd’s Building, Gallery 4
12 Leadenhall St.
London, England EC3V 1LP
(0207) 101-9395
950 Echo Lane
Suite 200
Houston, TX 77024
One Embarcadero Center
Suite 500
San Fransisco, CA 94111
4449 Easton Way
2nd Floor
Columbus, OH 43219
One International Plaza
Suite 550
Philadelphia, PA 19113
1100 Dexter Avenue North
Suite 100
Seattle, WA 98109

Past Webinars

Archives Podcast
Partners Magazine