Friday, 31st October 2008

IMO Legal Committee - 94th session - IG attendance

The annual autumn meeting of the IMO Legal Committee was held in London from 20-24 October. David Baker and Hugh Hurst attended the meetings on behalf of the International Group. The Committee's main agenda item was the proposal to amend the 1996 HNS Convention by means of a Protocol. The Committee considered the proposals to amend the Convention in some detail, and decided to recommend to the IMO Council that a diplomatic conference be convened as soon as possible in 2010, to consider and adopt a prospective Protocol to the 1996 Convention. The Committee also discussed the papers submitted by the International Group, jointly with the International Chamber of Shipping, on implementation of the Bunkers Convention and the single Flag State insurance certificate. See the 'Submissions' section of this website for a copy of these two papers. A copy of the report of the Legal Committee meeting can be accessed via the link below.

Download LEG_94-12[1].pdf
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.