Friday, 12th July 2019

Antarctic Treaty Meeting, Prague, 1–11 July 2019 - International Group participation

The International Group participated and presented at the XLII Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting (ATCM) of States in Prague on 1st to 11th July 2019 on the application of the Liability Annex to the Environmental Protocol to the Antarctic Treaty.

At the request of the ATCM, the Group was invited to discuss overlapping statutory regimes in the event of ship sourced pollution in Antarctic waters and possible subsequent means of ensuring global uniformity and harmonisation in the event of such an incident, with particular reference to the Liability Annex. The meeting agreed that further consideration of the issues presented by the Group would be important for ensuring future protection of Antarctic waters and agreed that the Group should, as an invited expert, attend the XLIII ATCM in Finland in 2020 to continue these important discussions.

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.
16 Jan 2020

2019 International Group Regional Seminar for P&I Correspondents

The International Group has held five international conferences for P&I Correspondents. Reflecting 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.