The International Group, as represented by David Baker, attended and took a lead industry role in the discussions at the meetings of the IOPC Funds that were held in London on 30 April – 2 May
The International Group, as represented by Sue Watkins of Steamship and David Baker, participated at and gave presentations to the IMO’s HNS Convention workshop that was held at the IMO’s headquarters in London on 27-28th April.
The International Group, as represented by David Baker, took a full and active role at the 105th session of the IMO Legal Committee that was held at the IMO’s headquarters in London on 23-25th April.
Group Executive Officer Andrew Bardot was invited to participate in a symposium in Hamburg on 19 April
Ella Hagell from the Britannia P&I Club and Catherine Grey from the Secretariat represented the Group at an IMO Seminar held in Yaoundé, Cameroon, from 20 to 22 March 2018
Group Executive Officer Andrew Bardot attended the spring technical meetings of IUMI which were held in Hamburg on 18-20 March 2018.
The Group was invited to participate at the International Shipping Summit held in Istanbul on 17/18 March
The appointment would be for the placement of the programme for the year commencing 20 February 2019.
The Group will be attending and hosting an exhibition stand at the Interspill Conference to be held at the ExCel exhibition centre, London from 13-15 March 2018.
As previously reported, there have been some structural changes in the Group pooling arrangements for the 2018/19 policy year. A diagram showing the 2018/19 Pool and GXL reinsurance contract structures, and an explanation of the changes can be accessed here.
A revised version 3.0 of the Guidelines for the Carriage of Calcium Hypochlorite in Containers has been issued.
The arrangements for the renewal of the International Group General Excess of Loss (GXL) reinsurance contract and the Hydra reinsurance programmes for 2018/19 have now been finalized.
The Group was invited by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) to participate and present at its two-day Salvage and Wreck workshop held at the National Maritime Museum in Sydney on 28 and 29 November 2017.
Guidelines for the carriage of Charcoal and Carbon in Containers
2017 International Group Conference for P&I Correspondents
The IGP&I Guidelines for Correspondents have been revised and may be accessed by clicking on the pdf link below.
The International Group Clubs have updated the Maritime Labour Convention Financial Security requirement FAQs.
The UK is the latest state to sign-up to the International Group large casualty Memorandum of Understanding
The International Group has recently issued amended versions of the Small Tanker Oil Pollution Indemnification Agreement (STOPIA) and the Tanker Oil Pollution Indemnification Agreement (TOPIA).
Following consultation and engagement with the International Group and other industry partners, the European Union has built on the existing IMO Guidelines on places of refuge, establishing a framework of duties and obligations on all the parties involved when ships are in need of assistance.
The International Group and CINS have issued revised joint industry guidance on the carriage of Calcium Hypochlorite by sea (first publication in May 2016)
Placement of the International Group General Excess of Loss (GXL) reinsurance and Collective Overspill contracts and the Hydra reinsurance programme for 2017 have been completed.
International Group signs Funding of Interim Payments Agreement with the 1992 IOPC Fund
The International Group is collaborating with the IMO, IOPC Funds and other industry organisations to produce an exhibition at the IMO to mark the achievements of the international community over the past 50 years to achieve a sustained reduction in major oil spills from ships; to establish effective systems for preparedness and response if there is an incident; and to create a comprehensive mechanism for providing compensation.
The arrangements for the renewal of the International Group General Excess of Loss reinsurance contract and the Hydra reinsurance programmes for 2017/18 have now been finalized.
The International Group attended and participated in the Board and Members meetings of CINS that were held in London on 6th and 7th December 2016.
On 28 November 2016, the EU Council, following a strategic review, confirmed the extension of the mandate of operation Atalanta to contribute to the deterrence, prevention and repression of acts of piracy and armed robbery of the Somali coast until December 2018
The Group was invited to participate in presentation and panel sessions along with other Marine insurer and shipowner representatives at the Fourth Asia Marine Insurance Conference held in Hong Kong on 24th/25th of October 2016.
The International Group attended and took the lead industry role in the discussions at the October 2016 meetings of the IOPC Funds, in particular on the discussions on the funding of interim payments, the review of STOPIA & TOPIA.
The Group which is represented on the IUMI legal and Liability committee participated at the 2016 annual conference held in Genoa between 18 and 21 September 2016.