Joe Hughes has a little more time to appreciate the view of Staten Island from his New York office these days.

Since he stepped down as chief executive of Shipowners Claims Bureau, the P&I club’s manager, and took on the role as chairman his schedule has been a less demanding.

He has a little more time to reflect on the changes he has seen in a 46-year long career in marine insurance which began when he walked through the door of the UK’s Steamship Mutual in 1977.