Saturday, 31st October 2015

IOPC Funds meetings – International Group attendance

The International Group attended and took the lead industry role in the discussions at the October 2015 meetings of the IOPC Funds, in particular on the discussions on the funding of interim payments and the definition of “ship” debate. At the meeting, the 1992 Fund Assembly agreed to the establishment of a 1992 Fund Assembly Consultation Group to work with the International Group to reach a mutually agreed position as to how interim payments would be treated in future cases. This Consultation Group would consist of representatives of the governments of Nigeria, Italy, Germany, Japan and Greece. Mr Volker Schofisch of Germany was appointed chair of the Group.

The International Group held its first meeting with the Consultation Group during that week in the margins of the IOPC Fund meetings.

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.