Friday, 8th November 2019

International Group hosts cost recovery workshop in Brazil

The International Group brought together senior representatives from the Brazilian Navy, relevant Brazilian government departments and agencies representing maritime activities, ports and the environment, as well as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on 7th to 8th November for a workshop entitled ‘Responding to Maritime Casualties in Brazil: Liability and Cost Recovery Workshop’.

The event focused on the relevant international regimes for liability and compensation in respect of ship sourced pollution damage and wreck removal, and the need for co-operation between industry and government in the event of an incident in Brazilian waters, and included representatives from the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the International Oil Pollution Compensation Funds (IOPCF).

As well as hosting the event, the Group also hosted a series of meetings with representatives of the Brazilian government as part of ongoing discussions regarding the benefits to Brazil in ratifying key IMO regimes. The importance of continuing this work in Brazil to ensure that adequate protection is in place in the event of an incident in Brazilian waters was agreed by all participants.

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.