Tuesday, 10th May 2016

Comite Maritime International (CMI) 2016 Conference

The 42nd International Conference of the CMI was held from 3 May to 6 May in New York in conjunction with the meetings of the US Maritime Law Association.

The Conference was preceded by meetings of various current CMI working groups, including the International Working groups on the review of the York Antwerp Rules and on the Polar Regions, on both of which the Group is represented. The CMI’s plenary session adopted new York Antwerp Rules 2016 which will replace the 2004 Rules. The 2004 Rules were not supported by shipowners, and rarely, if ever, used. The defects in the 2004 Rules (from shipowners’ perspective) have been satisfactorily addressed in the 2016 version following many meetings and extensive engagements within the International Working group over the past four years.

The Conference itself looked at a number of topical issues in the maritime world, including cyber security, offshore risks, cross border insolvency, the polar regions and a session for young lawyers. The Group participated in the session on the polar regions and gave a presentation on liability and compensation arising from ship sourced pollution damage in Antarctic waters.

Download Antarctic presentation - New York CMI May 2016
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.