Thursday, 8th June 2006

EU Green Paper on future Maritime Policy

The long-awaited Green Paper EU maritime policy prepared by EU Commissioner Joe Borg and a task force headed by John Richardson was published on 7th June. A copy of the English text is attached (click header to access). In relation to the P&I; clubs, the paper notes that ìProtection and Indemnity (P&I;) clubs should ensure that their operations provide incentives for quality shipping and penalise sub-standard ships.î The Group response to the paper will detail the measures which are already in hand within the Group clubs for dealing with ship quality issues. Encouragingly the paper also recognises that ìMuch of maritime policy, particularly where it concerns trans-boundary activities is best regulated on the basis of international rulesî and that the EC can ensure the speedy ratification of international conventions and the EU can contribute towards better implementation of international instruments. The Commission also continues to press for EU membership of the IMO. Following publication of the paper there is a consultation period which expires at the end of June 2007.

Download EU_Green_Paper_on_Maritime_Policy_final.pdf
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.