August 4 - Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company (BHSI) has begun underwriting marine insurance in Australia and New Zealand.

Through its local offices in Auckland, Sydney and Melbourne, BHSI will offer marine cargo (ocean and inland), cargo stock throughput (STP), carrier goods in transit, carriers' liability and marine project cargo coverage.

In addition, BHSI has named Dimitry Zilberud as its new head of marine, and Mark Dixon as marine manager.

Zilberud most recently served as marine underwriting manager, Australia at HDI-Gerling, while Dixon also joins BHSI from his position as northern region marine underwriting manager and senior marine underwriter at HDI-Gerling. Both new team members will be based at BHSI's office in Sydney.