Thursday, 16th January 2020

2019 International Group Regional Seminar for P&I Correspondents

The International Group has held five international conferences for P&I Correspondents, with the most recent being held in London in 2017.

In order to reflect the growing importance of the Asia Pacific region to shipping and the global economy, the International Group decided to hold its first Regional Seminar for P&I Correspondents at the Raffles City Convention Centre in Singapore on 4 December 2019. The Seminar proved very popular, with approximately 250 correspondents attending from 63 countries, as well as some 100 staff from International Group Clubs.

Speakers at the Regional Seminar included the IG’s Chairman, Paul Jennings (CEO of North P&I Club) and the IG’s CEO, Nick Shaw, as well as senior staff from IG Clubs’ Asian offices and a number of external speakers. Presentations focussed on Modules 4-7 of the P&I Qualification, ie People Risks; Cargo Risks; Collision, FFO & Pollution; and Towage, Salvage & GA.

As well as the Regional Seminar, delegates also enjoyed a welcome reception at the Raffles City Convention Centre and a buffet dinner at the Hotel Fort Canning. The next International Conference for P&I Correspondents is currently expected to be held in September 2021, probably in London.

This 4-minute film gives a good flavour of the Seminar for those who weren’t able to attend:


A version of the video is available here with sub-titles.

20 Jan 2020

New industry Guidelines for the Carriage of Seed Cake in Containers

New Guidelines for the Carriage of Seed Cake in Containers have been published jointly by the International Group of P&I Clubs and the CINS (the Cargo Incident Notification System). The document is available to download.
01 Jan 2020

Carriage of Divinylbenzene (DVB) in containers

The Guidelines for the Carriage of Divinylbenzene in Containers published in January 2019 were a joint publication of CINS (the Cargo Incident Notification System), the International Group and the TT Club to promote the safe carriage of Divinylbenzene in containers and the voluntary application of the amended IMDG Code requirements. Since the amendments are now mandatory, the Guidelines have been removed from this website.