The Nordic Association of Marine Insurers (Cefor) was founded 15 August 1911 under the name of Sjøassurandørernes Centralforening (CEFOR - the Central Union of Marine Underwriters) by Norwegian and foreign insurance companies.

On 5 March 2009 the Annual General Meeting adopted a new name to reflect the pan-Nordic members of the association: The Nordic Association of Marine Insurers (Cefor).

In celebration of its centennial anniversary in 2011, Cefor published a book reflecting on the development of shipping, marine insurance and Cefor over the past 100 years, shaping Cefor into the Nordic association it is today. To read more, download the Cefor centenary book from the icon in the right column or order your free copy by mail to cefor@cefor.no