Tuesday, 22nd March 2016

HNS Convention workshop – International Group attendance

The International Group attended and took an active role in the 2010 HNS Convention workshop hosted by the Canadian Government in Montreal on 17-18 March, 2016.

At the workshop, the International Group gave a presentation on the scope of P&I cover for damage arising from incidents involving the carriage of HNS by sea; the existing regimes governing limitation of liability for such damage, and historical HNS claims data from 2002 - 2010. The workshop was attended by various governments and stakeholder interests and aimed to promote implementation and ratification of the 2010 HNS Convention.

Download IG HNS Convention Presentation
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.