Friday, 12th January 2018

Revised Version 3.0 of Joint IG/CINS publication sets out Guidelines for the carriage of Calcium Hypochlorite

The International Group of P&I Clubs (IG Clubs) and the shipping line members of the Cargo Incident Notification System (CINS) have issued a revised version 3.0 of the Guidelines for the Carriage of Calcium Hypochlorite in Containers. The Guidelines were first published in May 2016, with version 2.0 of the Guidelines issued in January 2017 to take account of the package limit of 100lb drums under US measurement as well as the package limit of 45kg net weight.

As previously advised, the Guidelines can essentially be considered “IMDG Code plus precautions” in that they include selected provisions from the IMDG Code plus additional precautions consistent with the science basis established in 1999 by consulting scientists advising the IG Clubs.

The revised version 3.0 of the Guidelines seek to provide continuity in terms of the referencing of the package limit and provide clarity as to the nature of the Guidelines.

The IG Clubs are an Advisory Member of CINS and many Club Members are also members of CINS. The IG Clubs take the opportunity to encourage other container line members to enquire about CINS membership, the main purpose of which is to highlight and address risks posed by certain cargoes and/or packing failures in order to improve safety in the container liner shipping industry.

Download Calcium Hypochlorite Guidelines CINS IGPI - 2018 final
13 Nov 2019

International Group publishes a revised International Group Agreement

Please note that following a meeting on 12 November 2019 the International Group has published new guidelines on the interpretation of the International Group Agreement together with a revised agreement.
01 Nov 2019

IOPC Funds’ meetings at the IMO - International Group attendance

The International Group attended and took the lead industry role in the discussions at the meetings of the IOPC Funds that were held in London at the IMO HQ on 28 October – 31 October 2019.