Monday, 13th October 2008

CMI Conference Athens October 2008 - Group attendance

The 2008 conference of the Comite Maritime International was held in Athens from 13 to 17 October. The conference agenda included, amongst other topics, the proposed draft instrument on Places of Refuge, the UNCITRAL draft Convention, the Wreck Convention, Non-Technical Measures to promote Quality Shipping and the HNS Convention. Nigel Carden, Andrew Bardot and Hugh Hurst were invited to appear on panels and to present at the conference. Notwithstanding the lack of support within the IMO Legal Committee for the development of a new instrument/convention when this matter was last considered by them in 2005, following a vote taken at the Conference, the CMI will be submitting a draft instrument on Places of Refuge to the IMO Legal Committee for further consideration.

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.