Tuesday, 18th June 2019

IOPC Funds’ Short course 2019 – Group participation

The Group organised a two-hour presentation on 18 June 2019 for Member States’ delegates participating in the 2019 IOPC Funds short course.

The presentation was attended by delegates from Angola, Argentina, Canada, Croatia, Ghana, Greece, Japan, Malta, Mexico, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, the United Kingdom and Venezuela together with representatives from the Funds' Secretariat.

The presentation included an overview of the organisation and structure of the Group Clubs and the Group itself, an explanation of the Group’s pooling and reinsurance, forum and representation functions, and a focus of the role of the Clubs and the Group in supporting the international convention regimes and the Funds conventions.

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.