Friday, 11th October 2019

Marine Environment Seminar, Mexico City – International Group participation

The International Group attended and participated in a Marine Environment Seminar held in Mexico City on 3rd – 4th October with a number of authorities and agencies from the Mexican government to discuss protection of the marine environment from ship sourced pollution and future collaboration between industry and government. 

The two day seminar was arranged and hosted by P&I Services (Mexico) and, alongside the International Group, was attended by the IMO, IOPC Funds, ICS and ITOPF and CMI.  The seminar provided an excellent opportunity to establish strong relationships with the Mexican government, promote implementation of the various IMO liability and compensation regimes, and emphasise the importance of collaborative and co-operative working going ahead, including in the event of ship sourced pollution damage in Mexican waters.

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.