Tuesday, 26th August 2008

Brussels meetings on Third Maritime Safety Package

Andrew Bardot, Jonathan Hare and David Baker met on August 26th with MEP Giles Savary (rapporteur on the draft Directive on the Civil Liability and Financial Securities of Shipowners (CLD)) in Brussels to discuss the European Parliament (EP) Transport and Tourism Committee's proposed second reading amendments to the CLD. Further meetings were held with the assistant to Dominque Vlasto (draftsperson of the draft Port State Control Directive) and Venetia Kallipolitou (Greek EU shipping attache). The discussions on the dossiers of the Third Maritime Safety Package (including the CLD and Port State Control Directive) are reaching a crucial stage in both the EP and the European Council and the meetings were beneficial in terms of understanding the position of both institutions on the Package and in outlining the International Group's position, in particular on the CLD and the recent EP proposed amendments.

18 Jun 2020

Updated Industry Guidelines on the Carriage of Seed Cake in Containers

The carriage of Seed Cake cargoes continues to cause confusion and the potential for mis-declaration remains high - with the consequent risk of fire on board container ships. Seed Cake is the term used for pulp, cake, pellets, expellers or other cargo where oil has been removed from oil-bearing seeds, cereals or commodities with similar properties, including all such types of seed meal. It is principally used as an ingredient in animal feeds.
22 May 2020

International Group clubs respond to the US Government sanctions guidance for maritime and related industries.

On 14 May 2020 the US issued a Global Maritime Advisory (“Guidance”) aimed at a range of industry sectors including marine insurers such as P&I clubs, shipowners and charterers.