Friday, 1st November 2019

IOPC Funds’ meetings at the IMO - International Group attendance

The International Group attended and took the lead industry role in the discussions at the meetings of the IOPC Funds that were held in London at the IMO HQ on 28 October – 31 October 2019.

Issues on the agenda of the IOPC Funds where the International Group took an active role in the debate included monitoring of the application of the Small Tanker Oil Pollution Indemnification and Tanker Oil Pollution Indemnification Agreements (TOPIA and STOPIA) and the IOPC Funds’ work on implementation of the IMO's 2010 HNS Convention. The Funds’ meetings also considered on-going pollution cases that have engaged the IOPC Funds, including the Prestige incident, and the issues arising from lack of, or insufficient, financial security in certain IOPC Fund cases. The International Group remains engaged with the IOPC Funds given the joint (P&I – IOPC Fund) nature of the compensation and liability system for ship-sourced pollution damage from oil tankers.

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.